Sunday, March 28, 2010
Pokemon Card of the Day: Porygon-Z Lv. X (Majestic Dawn)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Porygon-Z Lv. X from the Majestic Dawn set, I actually pulled this card when I opened my 180 booster packs on YouTube. At the time I didn't think it was a very good lv. X but now once I've actually looked at the card I realized it is a pretty decent card, just because it doesn't have any physical attacks doesn't mean the card isn't any good. Before I start on the basics of the card I like how the shiny part of the card behind Porygon-Z is gold, I like that gold tint more than the usual silver tint on these Lv. X cards. First off for a stage 2 Lv. X card I think its hp of 130 should have been higher but at least it isn't too low where it could get knocked out on average in two moves. A 2x weakness to fighting, no resistance, and a two colorless energy retreat costs are also downfalls to this card, but the Poke-Powers make up for it. Porygon-Z's first Poke-Power Mode Crash says that once you evolve Porygon-Z into Porygon-Z Lv. X you may discard all your opponents special energy cards. This Poke-Power would be very useful if you were battling a Pokemon like Lugia Legend where its only attack uses more than 2 types of energy and must use special energy cards to perform the move. Porygon-Z's other Poke-Power is Decode which you can use every turn and lets you search your deck for any two cards, reshuffle your deck and then place those two cards you pulled out on the top of your deck. Now for the strategy concerning Porygon-Z Lv. X, I would never actually move this card to be your active Pokemon but I would try and get it onto your bench as soon as possible so you can use its Poke-Power Decode as soon as possible to set up your powerful Pokemon in your deck, you can search for evolution cards, energy, or trainer/supporter cards. If you aren't able to play Porygon right away you can then take advantage of its first Poke-Power Mode Crash preventing your opponent from using special energy cards to propel their attacks. If you get lucky enough to face an opponent who uses Pokemon that need more than 1 or 2 types of energy to attack you will really benefit from this Poke-Power. But like I was saying you would definitely not want to try and use Porygon-Z Lv. X as a primary attacker unless there is a Porygon-Z card out there that does a good move then you can utilize those moves since this Lv. X card has 130 hp so it will allow it to last a fare while. But overall I really wouldn't use this Pokemon, I'm more of an offensive player, but if you need something to get the cards you need really quickly and you don't want to use trainers/supporters or Claydol this Porygon-Z Lv. X card is a perfect match for you. So thanks for reading this review and stay tuned for tomorrow's review which will be of Feraligatr from the Heart Gold/Soul Silver set.