Pokemon Card of the Day: Skuntank (Stormfront)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Skuntank from the Stormfront set. This is a stage 1, darkness type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100. It has a +20 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Skuntank's Poke-Power is called Evolutionary Gas and it says that when you move Skuntank into play you may choose one of your opponent's Pokemon and if they try to attack that next turn they can't. Skuntank has two moves besides the Poke-Power, its first move is called Poison Claws which does 20 damage and poisons the defending Pokemon for two colorless energy cards. Skuntank's second move is called Plunder and does the standard 60 damage for three energy cards, in this case, one darkness and two colorless energy cards. Plus doing the damage you may remove all trainer cards attached to the defending Pokemon. As far as strategy goes I would plan on moving Skuntank into play when the defending Pokemon is going to knock out one of your Pokemon, that way you can either make that Pokemon wait a turn to attack or make your opponent switch that Pokemon out and lose energy cards when they retreat it. I would think about using this card for only its Poke-Power and first move since it only requires colorless energy cards that way you could put it into many different type decks. I would give this card a 3 out of 5 because it is quite average. It does the standard damage, has a decent hp especially for a stage 1 Pokemon, and it can inflict a special condition on the defending Pokemon. So thanks for reading today's review of Skuntank from the Stormfront set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Staraptor from the same set.

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