Monday, May 31, 2010
Pokemon Card of the Day: Mewtwo (Legends Awakened)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is a Mewtwo holo from Legends Awakened. I am doing this card from a suggestion which almost all my card reviews are but this card is in my top 10 favorite Pokemon card video on YouTube. First off for a basic Pokemon 80 hp is pretty good but for a basic Pokemon that doesn't evolve into anything 80 hp is quite low. It has a +20 weakness to Psychic type Pokemon which isn't too bad, no resistance type and a really high retreat cost for only an average basic Pokemon. Mewtwo doesn't have any Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have two moves. The first move is called Hypnoblast and for only one colorless energy card you can do 10 damage to the defending Pokemon and then make that Pokemon asleep. With this move I wish Mewtwo's retreat cost wasn't so high because I would get the defending Pokemon asleep as fast as possible then move in a Pokemon like Snorlax who has moves that does more damage if the defending Pokemon is asleep, if somehow I could get retreat costs to be much lower for all Pokemon I would switch back and forth between Mewtwo and another card quite rapidly. Mewtwo's second move is called Psychic and for 3 energy cards, 2 colorless and 1 Psychic it does 40+ damage, so it does 40 base damage plus 10 more damage for each energy card attached to the defending Pokemon. So Mewtwo's moves contradict each other in a way since the first move makes the defending Pokemon fall asleep and then the second move is better if the defending Pokemon has a lot of energy cards on it, if my Pokemon is asleep I wouldn't attach any energy cards to it, so if you put the defending Pokemon asleep right away Psychic will probably only do minimal damage each turn instead of more than 40 each turn. As far as strategy goes I would either just use Hypnoblast and combine that with Pokemon who benefit from the defending Pokemon being asleep or be more of an attacker with this card and just use Psychic. So thanks for reading this card review and stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Empoleon Lv. X from Diamond and Pearl.