Monday, April 26, 2010
Pokemon Card of the Day: Banette ex (EX Legend Maker)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Banette Lv. X from the EX Legend Maker set. This is an ex card so if this card is knocked out your opponent gets to take 2 prize cards. With that being said this is a stage 1 Pokemon card so it only has an hp of 90 which won't take long to get knocked out. A x2 weakness to Dark Pokemon won't be any problem because there aren't very many dark Pokemon out there. A -30 hp resistance to fighting Pokemon is really good, especially since Banette has a low hp. Also a 1 colorless energy card retreat cost is nice so you can retreat it pretty easily so you don't get knocked out. Now on to Banette's Poke-Power which is called Shady Move and as long as Banette is your active Pokemon it allows you to move 1 damage counter from one of your Pokemon or your opponent's Pokemon and move it to one of either yours or your opponent's Pokemon depending on which side you take it from to begin with. This can either help you if you are close to dying a 10 hp reduction will allow you to stay alive for one more turn, all you have to do is move 10 hp to one of your high hp Pokemon, or you can move 10 hp to one of your opponent's Pokemon so you can knock it out with the Poke-Power or knock it out the next turn. Banette's only move is called Shadow Chant and does 30+ hp damage for only two energy cards, 1 Psychic, 1 colorless. It does 30 damage plus 10 more damage for each supporter card you have in your discard pile up to 60 total hp. As far as strategy goes I would try and wait as long as possible to put Banette ex in so you can utilize its Poke-Power better, if you include Pokemon in your deck which do spread damage then you use Shady Move to try and knock out the bench Pokemon. And waiting to use Banette makes Shadow Chant more powerful since you'll more than likely have more supporter cards in your discard pile. So thanks for reading this review and stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Darkrai Lv. X from Great Encounters.