Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Cloyster from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set. Cloyster is a Stage 1, Water type Pokemon card, with a HP of 120. It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three Colorless Energy card retreat cost. Cloyster does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Headlock, for two Energy cards, one each of Water and Colorless, this move does 30 damage plus 30 more damage if you get a heads when flipping a coin, or the defending Pokemon is Paralyzed if you get a tails. Cloyster's second move is called Guard Press, for three Energy cards, two Water and one Colorless, this move does 80 damage, plus any damage done to Cloyster during your opponent's next turn is reduced by 20.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Cloyster is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Shellder into play (I reviewed Shellder from this set yesterday) and then evolve Shellder into Cloyster. If you read yesterday's review of Shellder, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon card overall, even though it had a solid HP and could do 10 damage for one Energy card, it was below average in my opinion because its retreat cost was higher than its attack cost and it only had one move, making it very limited. So knowing this about Shellder and looking at this Cloyster card, ideally, you could start the game with Shellder in the active Pokemon spot, then the second turn of the game evolve it into Cloyster and use Headlock, either doing 60 damage in one turn, or paralyzing the defending Pokemon making them unable to attack and allowing you to set up your benched Pokemon. Similar to Shellder, this card does have a pretty high retreat cost, so keep that in my when using this line. But if you're building a Water type deck, I think this line is worth a look, especially since Cloyster has such a high HP for a Stage 1 card and has two solid moves.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. In my opinion, this is a very solid Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Sun and Moon set. Although it can't attack for only one Energy card, this card can do up to 80 damage per turn, has a high HP, and has a variety of things the attacks on this card do. So paired with Shellder from this set, I would give this line a 3 out of 5 rating.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
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