Friday, March 26, 2010
Pokemon Card of the Day: Absol G Lv. X (Supreme Victors)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Absol G Lv. X from the Supreme Victors set. Like other stage 1 lv. x cards it has only 100 hp which is pretty low but about average for these types of cards. Its weakness of x2 to fighting type Pokemon could pose a big problem especially since Absol only has 100 hp. Its resistance of -20 to Psychic Pokemon is beneficial since Gengar is a heavily used Pokemon and Absol's retreat cost of one colorless energy isn't bad at all so you can easily retreat if you are getting close to fainting. Absol's Poke-Power is the first card I've done that involves the lost zone, I looked this up on Bulbapedia just to make sure I knew exactly what this was and the definition of the lost zone is as follows: The Lost Zone is an area considered to be a more advanced form of the discard pile. Unlike cards in the discard pile, cards moved to the Lost Zone are kept face-up and are considered to be "outside" the play area due to the fact they are not kept on the playmat if one is used. As such, cards moved to the Lost Zone are no longer considered to be in play, and cannot be retrieved at any time, or by any means, during gameplay. So Absol's Poke-Power Darkness Send does the following when you put Absol G Lv. X on Absol G you may flip 3 coins and for each coin that is a heads you move the top card of your opponent's deck to the Lost Zone. This is actually a really good Poke-Power because if you happen to move one of your opponent's most important Pokemon or supporter/trainer cards to the Lost Zone your opponents strategy for his deck could be ruined. Absol's only move Darkness Slugger does 30 damage plus 30 more damage if you want to discard an energy when you perform this move, which is actually a good move since most moves that do 60 hp damage cost more than 2 energy cards. So I would definitely discard the energy to get 30 more damage. I have not really been pulled in by this Lost Zone idea so I don't really have any strategy for this card, but if you did want to get your opponent's best Pokemon into the Lost Zone I would try and evolve Absol as soon as possible because if you wait until later in the game more than likely your opponent will have already searched their deck for their most important cards and have them in play or still have them in their hand. Other than that I'm really not too impressed by this Lv. X card and I wouldn't use it in any deck I would make. But if you need a Pokemon to use the Lost Zone and are already using a Dark Pokemon deck, Absol G Lv. X could be for you. So thanks for reading and tomorrow I will be reviewing Porygon Z Lv. X.