Saturday, May 15, 2010
Pokemon Card of the Day: Torterra Lv. X (Diamond and Pearl)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Torterra Lv. X from the Diamond and Pearl set. This card has the highest hp of the 3 Lv. X cards in the set with 160 hp. It also only has a +30 hp weakness to fire type Pokemon which is really nice because usually it is a x2 weakness for Lv. X cards and Torterra Lv. X already has 160 hp so 30 more damage from its weakness type is pretty weak. Torterra Lv. X doesn't have any resistance type but it doesn't need one with such a strong hp and it has an extremely high retreat cost of 4 colorless energy cards, so if you retreat it you'll have to discard all the energy cards attached to Torterra, since Torterra Lv. X's move cost 4 energy cards. Now on to Torterra Lv. X's Forest Murmurs, this Poke-Power lets you switch the defending Pokemon with one of their benched Pokemon if you have more prize cards left than your opponent does, you can use this power once per turn. This power makes it optimal for you to bring in Torterra Lv. X later in the game when some of your Pokemon have already knocked out so you can just switch in the weaker Pokemon of your opponent's and knock them out in one move, since you should have 4 energy cards on Torterra Lv. X by now, with Vigorous Dash which does 100 hp damage to the defending Pokemon, 30 damage to one of their benched Pokemon and 30 damage to Torterra Lv. X for 4 energy cards, 3 grass, 1 colorless. As far as strategy goes as I was talking about earlier I would wait awhile to use Torterra Lv. X even though you could use the Poke-Power while Torterra Lv. X is still on the bench I would prefer to use it when Torterra Lv. X was my active Pokemon. Since you can first use Vigorous Dash on the active Pokemon and do 30 damage to a benched Pokemon then the next turn you can use its Poke-Power and switch the active Pokemon with the Pokemon you just did 30 damage to the previous turn and do Vigorous Damage to that and do 30 damage to the Pokemon you did Vigorous Dash to the previous turn, by doing this you're able to do 130 hp damage to two Pokemon in two turns, and more than likely knock out both of those Pokemon too. The only bad thing about using Vigorous Dash so much is that the damage will add up on Torterra Lv. X so you can either start using the regular Torterra's moves or retreat Torterra Lv. X and just use the Poke-Power with another Pokemon if you're still behind in the game. So once again thanks for reading this review and stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Tyranitar Prime from the Unleashed Set.