Thursday, May 20, 2010
Pokemon Card of the Day: Crobat Prime (Unleashed)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Crobat Prime from the Unleashed set. It has a pretty good hp for a stage 2 Pokemon with an hp of 130, which is the same as Kingdra Prime in this set. A x2 weakness to Electric type Pokemon could hurt Crobat quite badly since Luxray GL Lv. X is so popular nowadays, but it still should be able to last awhile with such a high hp. A -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon will help Crobat stay alive longer and make its weakness seem not so bad. One of my favorite parts about this card is that it has a free retreat cost, the other part I really like about this move is that it is extremely fast, both of Crobat's moves only take 1 Psychic energy card. Crobat's first move is called Severe Poison and for only one Psychic energy card you can Poison the defending Pokemon, and between each turn you can put 4 damage counters on that Pokemon while it is still poisoned. Crobat's second move is called Skill Dive and again takes only one psychic energy card and this move does 30 hp damage to any of your opponent's active Pokemon. You get to choose whichever one you would like to do the damage to. As far as strategy goes, this card would be a staple card for a spread damage deck since you can poison the active Pokemon giving it 40 hp damage every turn and while the active Pokemon is receiving damage from the poison you can attack with Crobat's other move, Skill Dive and start creating havoc on your opponent's benched Pokemon. Another strategy I would utilize would be Crobat's free retreat cost, this way you could poison the active Pokemon with Severe Poison, then the next turn retreat Crobat for free and move in a more powerful Pokemon that may be able to do more damage to more than one of your benched Pokemon. You don't just want to put in a card that does major damage to the active Pokemon because there would be no reason to use Crobat then. So once again thanks for reading this review and stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Lanturn Prime.