Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Masquerain from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set. Masquerain is a Stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with a HP of 90. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a free retreat cost. Masquerain does not have an Ability and it only has one move. Its only move is called Struggle Bug and for one colorless energy card this move does 30 damage plus it allows you to move an energy card from your opponent's active Pokemon to one of their benched Pokemon.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Masquerain is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Surskit into play (I reviewed Surskit from this set yesterday) and then evolve Surskit into Masquerain. If you read yesterday's review of Surskit, you'll know that I thought it was an average to slightly below average Basic Pokemon card overall. Other than its lower HP it was a good card since it could attack for only one colorless energy card and do up to 20 damage per turn. So knowing this about Surskit and looking at this Masquerain card, since this card has a free retreat cost, ideally you would want to include this line in a deck that has either many Pokemon that can retreat for free, or a deck that can easily move Pokemon in and out of the active Pokemon spot. You could set this card up on the bench and if a Pokemon is moved to the active Pokemon spot by your opponent that isn't set up yet, you could move this card into the active Pokemon spot and use Struggle Bug to make that Pokemon take even longer to get set up, or, if you know your opponent doesn't have any energy in their hand, you could use this move. The key strategy with this card being keeping it on the bench and only putting it into the active Pokemon spot when removing an energy from the active Pokemon would be beneficial.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. In my opinion, this is an average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Sun and Moon set. Other than being limited in only having one move, this card is solid overall, it has an average HP, a free retreat cost, and a quick move that can use any type of energy card. Together with Surskit, I would give these two cards a 3 out of 5 rating, this is a solid overall line that can be used in any type deck.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Masquerain from the Sun and Moon set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Rowlet, which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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