Thursday, February 11, 2010

Pokemon Card of the Day: Groudon (Call of Legends)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Groudon from the Call of Legends set. This is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100. It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a 4 colorless energy card retreat cost. Like the past two Call of Legends cards I've reviewed this card is a very basic card overall, no Poke-Power, no Poke-Body, and only one move which is called Volcano Stomp. This move does 80 damage for four energy cards, and besides doing the damage you have to flip a coin when you perform this move, if you get a heads you have to discard the top 4 cards of your opponent's deck and if you get a tails you have to discard the top four cards of your deck. As far as strategy goes, since this is a basic Pokemon card you'll have to attach energy cards to Groudon before you put it into your active Pokemon spot since it doesn't have that high of hp and it will take a really long time to use Volcano Stomp. If I was going to use this card in my deck I would make sure and build a strategy into my deck that reuses discarded cards that way if you do get a tails when you use Volcano Stomp it won't be so detrimental to you. It definitely is worth it though to use Volcano Stomp, because in two turns it will knock out most Pokemon and if you get two heads in a row it can discard 8 cards from your opponent's deck and if you couple this with other cards that make your opponent discard a lot of cards you could win the game by making your opponent run out of cards. I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating because it has some big positives and big negatives, I definitely don't like that this card has an extremely high retreat cost and that it takes so long to be able to do Volcano Stomp but I do like the fact you can discard a large amount of your opponent's cards and that this card does a vast amount of damage. So thanks for reading today's review of Groudon from the Call of Legends set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Ho-oh from the same set.