Monday, May 17, 2010
Pokemon Card of the Day: Charizard (Secret Wonders)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Charizard from the Secret Wonders set. This card has the best hp of the 3 starters in the Secret Wonders set with 130 hp. A +40 weakness to water type Pokemon isn't too bad, I thought it would be a x2 weakness to water Pokemon myself. A -20 hp resistance to fighting type Pokemon is always nice to have and a 3 colorless energy card retreat cost is pretty expensive especially considering that when using Blast Burn you may have to discard all 4 energy cards, so you'll probably just have to use this card until you win the game or it feints. Charizard's Poke-Body called Fury Blaze can be really powerful, if your opponent has 3 or less prize cards left than each of Charizard's moves does 50 more hp. This can greatly increase Charizard's only move Blast Burn which already does 120 hp damage for 4 energy cards, 3 fire and 1 colorless. So if your opponent doesn't have very many prize cards left Blast Burn can do 170 hp which will knock out just about any Pokemon. The only downside to Blast Burn is that you have to flip a coin every time you use the move and if it's heads you have to discard 2 energy cards from Charizard, if it's tails you have to discard all 4 energy cards. So with this downfall you'll either have to stockpile Charizard with energy cards so you don't have to wait every 2 or 4 turns to perform Blast Burn again, or you should use some type of Pokemon that has a Poke-Power that lets you move fire energy from one Pokemon to another, either way you'll end up having a lot of energy cards in the discard pile, so you'll want to make sure you have supporters in your deck or another Pokemon with a move or Poke-Power that lets you retrieve energy cards from the discard pile. So once again, thanks for reading this review and stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Ursaring Prime from Unleashed.