Sunday, April 25, 2010
Pokemon Card of the Day: Arceus Lv. X (Arceus)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Arceus Lv. X from the Arceus set. This Lv. X card is also the same card you get if you buy the Lv. X Arceus tin, but the artwork is just different and it says it is a promo on the bottom right of the card. This Lv. X has a hp of 120 which is pretty good for a stage 1 Lv. X card. It doesn't have any weakness or resistance which makes its 120 hp that much better if there is no Pokemon type that can do x2 damage to it. And Arceus also only has a retreat cost of only 1 colorless energy so you can retreat it quite easily. This Arceus Lv. X card doesn't have any moves, so you'll have to rely on the card you evolved it from to do moves from, but this card does have two Poke-Bodies. The first Poke-Body is called Multitype and is the same Poke-Body present on all the other Arceus Lv. X variations. It makes this card the same type as the card you evolved it from. This works well especially if your opponent is weak to the type of Pokemon the regular Arceus card is and then you evolve it into Arceus Lv. X and instead of switching then to a colorless type Pokemon you can make it whatever the type was before so your opponent will still be weak to your Pokemon. Its second Poke-Body is called Omniscient and allows Arceus Lv. X to use any of the moves from all your Arceus cards you have in play. But by allowing this it means that you have to have in your deck lots of different types of energy cards or as many possible of special energy cards like multi-energy and rainbow energy. The way I would use this card is to put it in an all Arceus deck and include 4 each of as many special energy cards as I could find so that I could use all kinds of different moves against my opponent. I don't think I would use this card at all if I didn't have at least 1 or 2 more Arceus cards in my deck, because if this was the only Arceus card in your deck you wouldn't be able to utilize Omniscient very well at all. So thanks for reading this review and stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Banette ex.