Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Pokemon Card of the Day: Typhlosion Prime (Heart Gold/Soul Silver)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Typhlosion Prime from the Heart Gold/Soul Silver set. First off if you aren't familiar with Prime Pokemon click here to read about what exactly Prime Pokemon are and how they differ from Lv. X Pokemon, once you read that you will know exactly how to use Prime cards. Now for the review. Typhlosion has 140 hp which is really good for a fire type stage 2 Pokemon, Feraligatr Prime in this same set has the same hp and Meganium a grass type Pokemon has 150 hp but usually grass Pokemon have higher hp. Typhlosion has a x2 weakness to water Pokemon which is to be expected for a powerful card like this, it has no resistance type, and it has a retreat cost of two colorless energy cards which is pretty good for a stage 2 Pokemon. Typhlosion's Poke-Power After Burner which can be highly effective for Typhlosion itself, its Poke-Power reads like this: Once during your turn before your attack you may search your discard pile for a fire energy and attach it to one of your Pokemon, the only downfall to this is that whatever Pokemon you attach it to you have to move 1 damage counter which is 10 hp to that Pokemon. As I was saying this is most beneficial to Typhlosion because of its only move Flare Destroy which does 70 hp damage for 3 energy, 2 fire and 1 colorless, once you use this move both you and your opponent's active Pokemon have to discard one energy card. Now here is where you can utilize After Burner, whenever you have to discard a card, just get it back right away the next turn which After Burner, even though you have to put a damage counter on Typhlosion it won't really affect it because it has 140 total hp and 10 is nothing to it. I would of course play an energy card from your hand first if you have that option available but at least you'll always be able to use Flare Destroy when you first get 3 energy cards on Typhlosion. Another strategy I would use with this Typhlosion Prime card is to put some Pokemon in your deck that have high hp and high cost energy moves, that way you can use Typhlosion Prime to power those cards up while you hit with Flare Destroy every turn. Make sure that you have trainers/supporters that allow you to get energy cards into your hand if you strategize this way, because if you don't you will just have a powerful Pokemon on the bench with no energy cards attached to it or Typhlosion as your active Pokemon always needing 1 more energy card to use Flare Destroy. Also I would suggest using trainers/supporters which remove damage from Pokemon especially if you are going to use After Burner a lot to get energy cards on your Pokemon. So thanks for reading this review, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Meganium Prime.

9 comments:

Patch said...

You can get out a really good strategy with this, but it is REALLY hard to set up, but iy you do set it up you'll be doing 150 damage a turn.
First you need to get out Charizard Lv.X, Staraptor Lv. X, Typhlosion Prime and Feraligatr Prime. Then what you can do is Use Feraligatrs ability to attach 3 water energy to it, then use charizards ability to send those energy over to Charizard. And by the time you get this set up you will probably have a fire energy in the discard pile so you can use typhlosions ability to attach it to charizard, and you will still be able to attach an energy to charizard normally, so thats 2 fire and 3 water energy attached to it in one turn. Now you can attack with charizard and deal out 150 damage, but oops... you got tails. No worry! Use staraptors ability to get out a fisherman and just get back most of your energy and repeat the process.
Even better you can use Typhlosions ability and attach the enrgy to any pokemon like staraptor or feraligatr and then use charizards ability to bring it to itself! The problem is, this strategy will take a long time to get up but if you do get it off, you will probably win.

PrimetimePokemon said...

@Patch thanks a lot for your strategy, I like reading other people's techniques on the same cards.

Cheetahosu said...

I don't collect HeartGold and SoulSilver cards. The edges of the card look dirty with the silver and gold coloring. I just like the Platinum card layout better.

Cheetahosu said...

WOAH. I just went to your YouTube page and saw you changed the backround picture! It looks cool!

johnny_pok said...

make one on hitmonlee legends awaken

Goofy said...

I have a combo with this card on my blog page

Check it out
http://hgssprime.blogspot.com/

PrimetimePokemon said...

@johnny_pok I will in about a week
@goofy I already checked it out, very nice
@cheetahosu thanks I really like the new design

Taylor said...

Please check out my blog! I love pokemon!

adam aw said...

I am alittle poor and my father woldn buy me pokemon cards well i don have pokemon cards so i really wish i wil win in a giveway hope its a pokemon black or white pack or something with black and white cards :( hop ei win something and how do u know my address to sent me the pack or something?