Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Alolan Raticate -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Alolan Raticate Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Alolan Raticate from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Alolan Raticate is a Stage 1, Darkness type Pokemon card, with a HP of 120. It has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Psychic type Pokemon, and a three 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 Enhanced Fang and does 10 damage, plus, if a Tool card is attached to this card it does 50 more damage.  The second move on this card is called Hyper Fang, for one Darkness Energy card, this move does 60 damage, however, you must flip a coin when using this move, if you get a tails the move does nothing.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Alolan Raticate is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Alolan Rattata into play (I reviewed Alolan Rattata from this set yesterday) and then evolve Alolan Rattata into Alolan Raticate.  If you read yesterday's review of Alolan Rattata, you'll know that it was a well below average Basic Pokemon card.  The major downfall with that card is it had a really low HP of only 40, even though it could do up to 60 damage when attacking for only one Energy card, there is no reason to use a Pokemon with such a low HP in the Active Pokemon spot ever.  So knowing this about Alolan Rattata and looking at this Alolan Raticate card, the first thing is at least this card has a much higher HP, like Alolan Rattata, this card has a decent move in Enhanced Fang, just attach a Choice Band Tool card to it and this move can do 60 damage for no Energy at all! I could see using a 1-1 line of this Pokemon family and just keeping it on the Bench until you need to do some damage quickly, or if you don't have any other Pokemon set up, you can put a Float Stone Trainer on this card to do 60 damage, then retreat it the very next turn.  Hyper Fang on this card is worthless since it requires a coin flip to do damage.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an above average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  If you're using multiple copies of both Choice Band and Float Stone in your deck, definitely considering using a 1-1 line of this Pokemon family, that way you can do up to 90 damage per turn against GX Pokemon for no Energy at all!  Combined with Alolan Rattata from this set, I would give the two cards a 3 out of 5 rating, it is a solid line overall.

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

Free Pokemon TCG Online Code Cards:
Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
How many total Alolan Pokemon cards are there in the Burning Shadows set?
Please respond with the correct answer and a link to your YouTube channel. 24 hours from now I will be randomly selecting a correct response to my question and sending a private message to this person with a free code on YouTube.

2 comments:

Magicarp army 0 said...

there are total of six aloan pokemon in burning shadow YouTube name
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Hill Jlk said...

6 aloan pokemon
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