Saturday, November 4, 2017

Araquanid -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Araquanid Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Araquanid from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Araquanid is a Stage 1, Grass type Pokemon card, with a HP of 100. It has a x2 weakness to Fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  This card does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move on this card is called Bubble Net, for two Colorless Energy cards, this move does 30 damage, plus it makes it so your opponent can't attach any Energy from their hand to their Active Pokemon during their next turn.  Sharp Fang is the name of this card's second move, for three Energy cards, one Grass and two Colorless, this move does 80 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 that card was average overall.  Other than just having one move, making it very limited, the card had a solid HP, low retreat cost, and could attack for only one Energy card and do up to 20 damage per turn.  I thought Dewpider made a solid start to this Pokemon line and could be used to start the game if you're using a Grass type deck.  Knowing this about Dewpider and looking at this Araquanid card, the main reason you'd want to use this Pokemon in a deck is to disrupt your opponent's Active Pokemon.  Even though Bubble Net only does 30 damage per turn, you can use one Double Colorless Energy card to use the move, and potentially could deter your opponent's Active Pokemon from getting any Energy put on it at all, and therefore making it unable to attack.  Other than that, if you are building a Grass type deck, being able to do 80 damage for three Energy cards isn't bad, plus, this card does have an above average HP, meaning it won't get knocked out right away even if used later in games.

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 Burning Shadows set.  Like I mentioned above, this card can be quite disruptive since it can prevent Energy from being attached to your opponent's Active Pokemon.  Other than that, in a majority Grass type deck, both Dewpider and Araquanid are useful.  Together, I would give these two cards a 3 out of 5 rating, the same rating I gave each card individually.

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

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True or False? Every Araquanid card in the English series of sets has been a Grass type card.
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Giakitus said...

False :)

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