Pokemon Card of the Day: Staraptor (Stormfront)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Staraptor from the Stormfront set. This is a stage 2, normal type Pokemon card with an hp of 120. It has a +30 weakness to electric type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a free retreat cost. Staraptor's Poke-Body called Protect Wing says that when Staraptor is your active Pokemon any damage done from your opponent's stage 2 Pokemon are reduced by 20. Staraptor's first move is called Strong Breeze and for one colorless energy card you flip a coin and if you get heads you may move one of your opponent's Pokemon and all cards attached to it back to their deck and have them shuffle their deck after it. Staraptor's second move is called Clutch which does the standard 60 damage for three colorless energy cards, and when you use this move the defending Pokemon can't retreat during their next turn. As far as strategy goes, since this does have a free retreat cost, you may be able to fit this card into any deck and and only have to attach one energy card to it so you can disrupt your opponent's hard work by making one of their Pokemon with a lot of energy cards on it go back into their deck, and if you have the time you can use Clutch to do some damage but I would recommend just using Strong Breeze and then retreating it the next turn. I would give this card a 4 out of 5. Even though this card does do the standard damage for 3 energy cards, you do not see many stage 2 Pokemon with free retreat costs and I especially like that you can put this card in any deck, and that you can make any of your opponent's Pokemon go back to their deck. So thanks for reading today's review of Staraptor from the Stormfront set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Tangrowth from the same set.

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