Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Pokemon Card of the Day: Glaceon Lv. X (Majestic Dawn)
Today's Pokemon of the Day is Glaceon Lv. X out of the Majestic Dawn set, I will actually be doing Leafeon Lv. X tomorrow as the Pokemon Card of the Day so make sure and check that out too. The first thing I noticed when I was looking at this Glaceon card is its unique Poke-Body, Chilly Breath which says that as long as Glaceon is you Active Pokemon, your opponent's Pokemon can't use any Poke-Powers, this is such a great Poke-Body to have because even though it doesn't effect other Pokemon damage-wise it greatly limits your opponents opportunities to utilize their Pokemon Poke-Powers. For example it would take Claydol from Great Encounters out of the game, since many people use this Claydol card to go through their deck quickly and get the cards they need, without Claydol's Poke-Power, the card would be useless, this is just one example of how effective Glaceon's Poke-Body could be, there are endless possibilities to the damage you an do to your opponent by eliminating all their Poke-Powers. Glaceon's only move Avalanche which does 70 hp damage to your opponents Pokemon and if you flip a coin and get heads it does 20 damage to each of your opponent's benched Pokemon for only 3 energies, 2 water and 1 colorless is a pretty good move, especially since you don't have to discard any energy or anything when you do this move and if Glaceon is able to survive more than 3 attacks it could knock out a lot of the Pokemon on your opponents bench if they are basic and you flip 3 heads in a row which you have a probability of 1 in 8 chances to do. Glaceon's hp of 100 could be better I know Leafeon's hp is 10 more but I think Glaceon's Poke-Body definitely makes up for its low hp. It's weakness of +30 to metal is pretty severe but there aren't too many metal type Pokemon out there so you shouldn't have to worry about that that much, and it's retreat cost is only one colorless energy and since you never have to discard energy from Glaceon Lv. X if you get in trouble you should be able to retreat it easily. If I were to use Glaceon Lv. X in my deck I would want to get Glaceon Lv. X onto my bench as fast as possible so you can use it's Poke-Body and greatly diminish your opponents game play and when you do have Glaceon as your active Pokemon 2 attacks with Avalanche should knock out most Pokemon. So that's all I have to say about Glaceon Lv. X from Majestic Dawn, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Leafeon Lv. X from the Majestic Dawn set as well.