Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Metapod from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card set. Metapod is a Stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with a HP of 80. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Metapod does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Iron Defense, for one colorless energy card this move prevents all damage done to Metapod during your opponent's next turn if you get a heads when flipping a coin. Metapod's second move is called Bug Bite, for three colorless energy cards this move does 40 damage.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Metapod is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Caterpie into play (I reviewed Caterpie from this set yesterday) and then evolve Caterpie into Metapod. Metapod does have a Stage 2 evolution in Buttefree, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed that card yet, the strategy below will act like Metapod is the final evolution in this line. So if you read my review of Caterpie, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon overall. The main reason for this was its below average HP, but also because even though it had two moves, the only move that could do any damage required two energy cards instead of one. So knowing this about Caterpie from this set and looking at this Metapod, I do like that both cards in this line so far all require colorless energy cards to attack, meaning they can be used in any type deck. With that being said, there really isn't a reason to use Caterpie and Metapod without Butterfree, since Caterpie is below average on its own, and Metapod, like Kakuna, is a Stage 1 evolution form more in the shape of a defensive card and a card just to stall until you can get to Butterfree or Beedrill. So unless you're using 4 Double Colorless energy cards in your deck or if you need a Pokemon to give you a chance at stalling to set up your benched Pokemon, I wouldn't use Caterpie or Metapod in a deck.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is a below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Sun and Moon set. There are some positives with this card, like how both of its move require colorless energy cards to use and that it has two moves, but this card has too low of an HP, too weak of moves, and a way too high of retreat cost to warrant serious use in a deck. Together, Caterpie and Metapod from this set get a 1 out of 5 rating, neither should be used in a deck without Butterfree.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Metapod from the Sun and Moon set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Metapod's Stage 2 evolution in Butterfree, which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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