Thursday, May 27, 2010
Pokemon Card of the Day: Suicune & Entei Legend (Unleashed)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Suicune & Entei Legend from the Unleashed set. This is a Legend card meaning that in order to play this card you have to have both top and bottom halves in your hand and you have to put both cards down onto your bench at the same time. This card is a water and fire type combo so lots of Pokemon will be weak to this card. It has 160 hp which is good considering this is only a basic/stage 1 Pokemon card depending on how you look at it. For being such a powerful card and for it being two types, it also has two types it is weak to, it has both a x2 weakness to electric and water which are two types of Pokemon that are vastly popular in the TCG today. Suicune & Entei Legend doesn't have a resistance type which is expected from such a powerful card as this one, but it does have a cheap retreat cost of only 1 colorless energy. Suicune & Entei Legend has no Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have two moves, one water and one fire. The first move is its Torrent Blade and takes 3 energy cards to execute, 2 water and 1 colorless, it lets you do 100 hp damage to one of your opponent's Pokemon, so if they have any basic Pokemon or stage 1 Pokemon on their bench you can more than likely knock them out with this one move. The only downfall is that you have to move both the water energy cards required for this move back to your hand, but at least you don't have to discard them. While you are waiting to stock back up on water energy cards you can use Suicune & Entei Legend's other move which is fire type and is called Bursting Inferno and takes 3 energy cards, two colorless and one fire. It does 80 hp damage and burns the defending Pokemon. Overall both of Suicune & Entei Legend's moves are very powerful and much better than average. Since Suicune & Entei Legend is a two type Pokemon card I would try to include this card in a split deck of water and fire type Pokemon, it is nice since both of Suicune & Entei Legend's moves only require one of either water or fire energy and the rest can be whatever so it should be pretty easy to use its moves since getting the energy shouldn't be a problem. I would personally load this thing up with energy cards on my bench before playing it as my active Pokemon, then when I would go in I would use Bursting Inferno first to burn the defending Pokemon that way when I use Torrent Blade the next turn on one of their benched Pokemon I can still inflict some damage on the active Pokemon even though I didn't attack it that turn. So thanks for reading my review and stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Steelix from Stormfront.