Saturday, April 22, 2017

Araquanid -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Araquanid Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Araquanid from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Araquanid is a Stage 1, Water type Pokemon card, with a HP of 100. It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Araquanid's Ability is called Water Bubble and says that all attacks from Fire type Pokemon are prevented.  Besides the Ability, Araquanid has one move called Aqua Edge, which for three Energy cards, two Colorless and one Water, does 70 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Araquanid is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Dewpider into play (I reviewed Dewpider from this set yesterday) and then evolve Dewpider into Araquanid.  If you read yesterday's review of Dewpider, you'll know that I thought it was an average Basic Pokemon card overall.  It as limited in that it only had one move that could do 10 damage, but I did like that it also had the potential to inflict a Special Condition on the defending Pokemon.  So knowing this about Dewpider and looking at Araquanid, I would recommend setting this entire line up on the Bench.  I would suggest doing this because Aqua Edge requires three Energy cards to attack, so you don't want to evolve Dewpider and not be able to attack right away.  Plus, if you're building a Water type deck, you may want to include a 1-1 line of this family, just so you can put Araquanid into the active Pokemon spot if you're facing a heavy Fire type deck, therefore preventing them from attacking.

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 a little slower on the attack, this card is solid overall.  I like that it does above average damage with Aqua Edge, and the fact it practically eliminates any effectiveness from Fire type Pokemon being used by your opponent.  Together with Dewpider from this set, I would give the two cards a 3 out of 5 rating, the same rating I gave the cards individually.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Araquanid from the Sun and Moon set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Pyukumuku, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
How many 7th Generation Water type Pokemon are in the Sun and Moon set?
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Juan L. Dela Cruz said...

21 water type pokemon cards


MGardevoir Yveltal said...

10 cards

Joao Vasco Alvares said...

21 Pokemon. 19 reviewed

PERIDOT said...

9 if you only want the Pokémon with the type on the card, 11 if you want ones with the type at all

Kris Uniwolf said...


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Domingo Perez said...

9 single Pokemon, and 10 if you count the GX.