Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Rattata -- Evolutions Pokemon Card Review

Rattata XY Evolutions Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Rattata from the XY Evolutions Pokemon Card Set.  Rattata is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with a HP of 40.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Rattata's Ability is called Mischievous Fang and says that when you play Rattata from your hand to your bench, you may discard all Pokemon Tool cards attached to your opponent's Active Pokemon.  Besides the Ability, Rattata just has one move called Bite which does 10 damage for one colorless energy card.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Rattata is a basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Raticate, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So, on its own, you'll want to pass on using this card in the active Pokemon spot since it only has 40 HP and can only do 10 damage per turn, but this card may still have some use if you can repeatedly move it from your hand to your bench, utilizing its Ability multiple times and removing Pokemon Tool cards from your opponent's Active Pokemon.  So if you think you'll be seeing a lot of decks with Pokemon Tool cards in them, definitely try and fit one of these into your deck, otherwise, I would either wait to see how good Raticate from this set is tomorrow, or just pass on this card altogether.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Raticate, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card from the XY Evolutions set.  Like I mentioned in depth above, the Ability on this card is solid, especially if you're able to reuse it.  I do like the one move that Rattata has, since it can be used for one energy card, but the combination of a low HP and only one move, make this card an easy one to pass on.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Rattata from the XY Evolutions set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Rattata's Stage 1 evolution Raticate, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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At what level does Rattata evolve into Raticate? 
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3 comments:

Lantaar said...

Level 20
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzKCM7qTNIBkbAp6rChh6DA

Jeroen van Biesen said...

Rattata evolves at level 20.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5mCgKUR5IsyNTP8N8PrEEQ

Wang Wang said...

level 20
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0usGkLS6fVOM_bCUHsYU0w