Saturday, May 1, 2010
Pokemon Card of the Day: Staraptor FB Lv. X (Supreme Victors)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Staraptor FB Lv. X from the Supreme Victors set. This is a stage 1 Lv. X card and has only 100 hp which is pretty low for a Lv. X, most of the other stage 1 Lv. X cards in this set have 10 more hp. A x2 weakness to electric type Pokemon can knock out Staraptor pretty fast, I wish this wasn't a x2 weakness because really this card isn't very powerful. A -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon is helpful but it really can't make up for a x2 weakness to any type Pokemon. At least Staraptor has no retreat cost so you can easily retreat it if it is close to being knocked out. Staraptor's Poke-Power is about the only reason I would use this card, its Poke-Power is called Fast Call and allows you to search your deck for a supporter card and put it into your hand once every turn. I would use this Poke-Power to find supporter cards in your deck that allow you to search for evolved Pokemon so you can get your Powerful Pokemon into play as soon as possible. Staraptor FB's only move is called Defog and does only 40 hp damage for 3 colorless energy cards, which is pretty weak but if you discard any stadium card in play before you execute this move it does 70 hp damage instead of 40 hp damage. As far as strategy goes I would only use this card for its Poke-Power which can aid other Pokemon in your deck that either need a lot of energy to do their moves or that need to be evolved to their stage 2 Pokemon form to be effective. I wouldn't use Staraptor FB Lv. X at all for attacking because there are numerous Pokemon out there who can do more than 40 hp for 3 energy cards. So overall I really don't like this card too much, but its Poke-Power is really good, and if your opponent is using a stadium card you can use Defog and discard their Stadium Card and then deal them 70 hp damage. Once again thanks for reading my review and stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Kingdra ex from EX Dragon.