Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Pokemon Card of the Day: Gardevoir Lv. X (Secret Wonders)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Gardevoir Lv. X from the Secret Wonders set. It has an hp of 130 which is pretty decent for a Lv. X. Unfortunately Gardevoir has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, which now that I think about it might not be too bad since a lot of psychic Pokemon don't actually have that powerful of moves but moves that either spread damage or inflict special conditions on the Pokemon. Gardevoir has no resistance and a retreat cost of 2 colorless energy cards. Gardevoir's Poke-Body which is called Teleportation and allows you to switch Gardevoir with one of your active or benched Pokemon, this Poke-Power eliminates the need to use Gardevoir's retreat cost of 2 colorless energy card because you can just teleport out of the active Pokemon position if you get in trouble. Gardevoir's only move is called Bring Down and takes 2 Psychic energy cards, it allows you to knock out the weakest Pokemon in play, excluding Gardevoir, so it doesn't matter whose Pokemon it is, if your Pokemon has the least amount of hp left then you would essentially be knocking out your own Pokemon. As far as strategy is concerned I would try and put Gardevoir onto your bench as soon as possible so that if any of my active Pokemon get in trouble I can retreat them for free by using Teleportation and putting Gardevoir to be your active Pokemon. My strategy for using Bring Down would be to stack my deck with high hp Pokemon so more than likely you will always have more hp remaining on your Pokemon than your opponent's Pokemon. This way I could one hit knock out all the defending Pokemon. In the case that you have the least amount of hp remaining on your Pokemon I would either use one of the Gardevoir card that you evolved into the Lv. X's moves or use Teleportation and put in a much stronger Pokemon. It just depends on the kind of moves you have on the Gardevoir regular card you played. But I would just use Teleportation again as soon as the defending player has a Pokemon with less remaining hp than yours, so I could use Bring Down and knock it out. So once again, thanks for reading this review and stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Drapion Lv. X.