Friday, May 21, 2010
Pokemon Card of the Day: Lanturn Prime (Unleashed)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Lanturn Prime from the Unleashed set. This is the last of the Prime cards from the Unleashed set that I have to review. This card has 110 hp which isn't too bad for a stage 1 Pokemon card. Lanturn has no resistant type which could have been helpful because 110 hp isn't too high. And a 2 colorless energy card retreat cost is about average for a stage 1 Pokemon card. Lanturn's Poke-Power is very interesting, it is called Underwater Dive and lets you each turn if you want, change Lanturn's type to Water. By doing this you can inflict more damage to Pokemon that have a weakness to water type Pokemon or if they have a resistance to electric type Pokemon you can switch to water and be able to do the right amount of damage which is indicated on your card. Lanturn's only move is called Powerful Spark and takes 3 energy cards, 1 electric and 2 colorless. It does 40 damage plus 10 more damage for each energy card attached to all of your Pokemon. So this move sets up an obvious strategy for playing Lanturn. You want to have as much energy attached to all your Pokemon before you use this card, and the way I understand this move is that you can attach more cards to Lanturn than the 3 necessary for this move and they will count as 10 more hp as well. I don't know why you would want to do that since you can attach them to other Pokemon and have them contribute to its energy costs, but if you don't have many Pokemon left you can overload Lanturn with energy cards. Even if you have 4 other energy cards attached to all your other Pokemon in two turns Lanturn will be able to knock out just about every Pokemon card out there. Plus you can inflict even more damage if the defending Pokemon is weak to water or electric type Pokemon since you can switch back and forth between the two types. So once again, thanks for reading this review and stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Electivire FB Lv. X from the Supreme Victors set.