Monday, May 22, 2017

Alolan Rattata -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Alolan Rattata Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Alolan Rattata from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Alolan Rattata is a Basic, Darkness type Pokemon card with a HP of 40.  It has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Psychic type Pokemon, and a free retreat cost.  Alolan Rattata does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  Its only move is called Gnaw, this move doesn't require any Energy to attack, and it does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Alolan Rattata is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Alolan 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.  The first thing to remember is that this is an Alolan Pokemon, so you have to use this card with Alolan Raticate.  Secondly, the only way to play this card would be as a starter type Pokemon, because of its low HP, ideally you'd start it in the Active Pokemon spot, do 20 damage for zero Energy, then retreat it a turn or two later.  So, if you're playing a quick attacking deck, and are comfortable with a lower HP Pokemon, this card will work in almost any type deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Alolan Raticate, this is an average Basic Pokemon card.  Although this card has quite the low HP, considering the fact it has a free retreat cost and a free attack cost, this card can be useful in a deck, and can help you not only attack faster, but allow you to set up your Benched Pokemon without wasting Energy on Alolan Rattata.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Alolan Rattata from the Sun and Moon set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Alolan Rattata's Stage 1 evolution Alolan Raticate, 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 total Darkness type Pokemon cards are in the Sun and Moon set?
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MGardevoir Yveltal said...

11 cards, including the two Umbreon GXs

MGardevoir Yveltal

Joao Vasco Alvares said...


ThunderKirito said...

11 cards

ThePokemonMaster A.K.A StevenCurry30 said...

11 cards including gx cards

Kris Uniwolf said...

11 cards

Kris Uniwolf

Christopher Kato said...

11 cards are the dark type.