Monday, March 22, 2010
Pokemon Card of the Day: Charizard G Lv. X (Supreme Victors)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Charizard G Lv. X out of the Supreme Victors set, I am doing this card on account of dade7117's request. First off I think the artwork on this card is pretty awesome, I like how the flames are going right off of the page. I was always looking forward to a Charizard Lv. X card, in a way I wish it would have been a normal Charizard Lv. X but at least we got some type of Lv. X. I actually have quite a few of these Lv. X cards in my collection, unlike the Charizard ex card which I don't have any and I bought a lot of the FireRed LeafGreen packs to try and get one too. So this card is basically a stage 1 Pokemon because Charizard G is a basic Pokemon and also is available in this Supreme Victors set. Charizard's hp of 120 is pretty good for a stage 1 Pokemon card and it reminds me of doing the base set 2 Charizard review the other day because that's hp was also 120. Charizard G's Poke-Power works nicely with it's only move on this card Malevolent Fire. It's Poke-Power says that as often as you like during your turn you may move one energy attached to one of your Pokemon to Charizard. Now this power works very well with Malevolent Fire which does a whopping 150 hp damage but it takes five energies to do so, and when you perform this move you have to flip a coin and if it is tails you have to discard all 5 energies. Before I go into my strategy for this card I'll point out it's weakness which is x2 to water, which could easily make Charizard liable to be knocked out in one move by a Stage 2 Water Pokemon that has a move that does 60 hp and I know 60 hp moves are pretty common on stage 2 Pokemon. For the strategy of playing this card I would want to be pretty far into the game before I try and make Charizard Lv. X my active Pokemon. I would do this for two reasons: The first being that Charizard's move needs 5 energies and that will take a long time to build up and I don't think Charizard will be able to survive if you just put it out there right away without any energy. Also I would wait to play Charizard later in the game because then you can build up energy on other Pokemon on your bench as well so when Charizard does become your active Pokemon you can use it's Poke-Power to get enough energy to use it's move right away. Another thing I would make sure I have in my deck would be some kind of supporter or trainer that allows you to retrieve cards from the discard pile because if you aren't lucky enough to flip heads when you use Malevolent Fire you'll be going through a lot of your deck really quickly. So all in all Charizard is an average card that with some luck could be pretty powerful but also takes up a lot of energy in doing so. That's all I have for this card, stay tuned for tomorrow's view which will be the Raichu Lv. X from Stormfront.