Friday, May 28, 2010

Pokemon Card of the Day: Steelix (Stormfront)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Steelix from Stormfront. First off I have to say that this card is really powerful and if you are using a metal deck this card is a must, or you could even put this card in just about any deck since Outbreak Power only needs colorless energy cards for that move and with that move you can do damage to possibly all your opponent's benched Pokemon. So for a stage 1 Pokemon card this card has a high hp of 130. A +30 weakness isn't too bad for such a powerful Pokemon even though fire type Pokemon are the most widely used in the game. It does have a -20 resistance to Psychic type Pokemon which will help out. Steelix has an extremely high retreat cost of 4 colorless energy cards so if you retreat it you will lose a lot of energy cards. Steelix's first move is called Outbreak Power, this move takes one colorless energy card to perform, and it does 20 hp to how ever many benched Pokemon your opponent has as long as you have an energy card for that Pokemon. So if you have 3 energy cards attached to Steelix you can do 20 damage to 3 of their benched Pokemon. Steelix's second move is called Iron Tail and takes 4 energy cards, 2 colorless and 2 metal. It does 100x damage, you determine the amount of damage by flipping a coin until you get tails, it does 100 x damage for each heads you flip in a row. This is definitely a big hit or miss move since if you get heads the defending Pokemon will be knocked out or almost knocked out but if you get tails it won't do anything and you could have used Outbreak Power and done 20 damage to 4 of your opponent's Pokemon instead. As far as strategy goes it is pretty straightforward, I would definitely use Outbreak Power until you get four energy cards on Steelix and once I get 4 energy cards on Steelix I would continue using this move if my opponent had a lot of benched Pokemon, I would only use Iron Tail if the defending Pokemon is really powerful and needs to be knocked out as soon as possible. So thanks for reading this review and stay tuned for tomorrow's review of a card, suggestions please.

7 comments:

LUIS said...

i am suggesting feraligatr prime from
hgss because of its move hydro crunch.it also has a descent poke-power

PokémonWorldBranix said...

Sceptile from Arceus 30, Rampardos from Platinum, Dusknoir Promo 33 or for example Metagross from Unleashed... Many cards are awesome... So those are my tips...

Proodle said...

He did feraligatr prime way back in March.
What about Entei & Raikou Legend?
Also, do you reckon you could include the bottom cards you would use for the Lv.X's. For instance which Mesprit should be used underneath the Lv.X?
Keep making the awsome vids & reveiws.
Proodle x

Cheetahosu said...

Oh, wow. I just got the best pulls ever today. I bought two tins, a Typhlosion and a Meganium, and I got a Lv. X (Rhypherior), a bottem half to Ho-Oh Legend, like three or four holos, and of course the two Primes on the top of the tin. Even two rare reverses! I totally buying another tin. Another Typhlosion, since I really like him the best.

Nate said...

hey primetime pokemon, im nathan i have been collecting pokemon since i was ten years old. i love pokemon. i pretty much have all of thier games so far im 22 years old now and still watch all the episodes. i just recently subscribed to your videos and think that they are brilliant. i use to collect pokemon cards when i was a kid but mom took them and i never saw them again. so i know this is a long shot but doesnt hurt to ask. can you hook me up with some of your doubles please?

legomaster787 said...

I would suggest Toretrra Holo from the Unleashed Set because Torterra is my favorite pokemon

allan cevallos said...

i say groudon ex