August 8, 2011

Card of the Day Review - Muk (Undaunted 31)

Sup guys! Volcachu here and I will be featuring Muk from the Undaunted set as my Card of the Day. Muk is a sludge Pokémon who loves inflicting special conditions on others.

Muk is a Stage 1 Pokémon with 100 HP which is above average. It has a decent survivability so you can stall your opponent with this Pokémon. Muk Psychic-Type that has a double weakness to fellow Psychic-Types. You have to watch out for those Mew Primes and Gengar Primes. Muk has no resistance so that is kind of a bummer. It has a retreat cost of three so you shouldn't be expecting him in your bench anytime soon when he is your active.

Muk has two attacks where one gives a special condition and the other inflicts damage. Its first attack is called Sludge Drag which only costs one Psychic Energy. This attack allows you to switch your opponent's active Pokémon with a Benched Pokémon. The new Pokémon is then poisoned and confused. You can use this attack strategically by pulling out the weak Pokémon for an easy kill. The first attack can be used as part of a combo with the second attack which is called Pester. Pester hits for 50 damage and if the defending Pokémon has a special condition, it deals an extra 30 damage. This attack costs one Psychic Energy and two Colourless Energies. All you need is a Double Colourless Energy on top of the Psychic Energy you use for Sludge Drag to use Pester. Muk's attacks can be a deadly combo if used correctly. Your opponent will definitely regret setting up Benched Pokémon when Muk is out.

Muk has a huge potential in this game but I do not see him in a lot of gameplay. I give Muk a 3.5/5 for its great attacks but bad retreat cost. Muk may also take some time to set up so that my be bothersome if you don't draw the correct energies. I believe that Muk should be played more and it is a good card to have in Psychic and Grass decks.

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