Saturday, June 12, 2010
Pokemon Card of the Day: Armaldo ex (EX Legend Maker)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Armaldo ex from Legend Maker. This is a stage 2 Pokemon card which has an hp of 160 which is pretty good for a stage 2 Pokemon card. Armaldo has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type and an about average retreat cost of 3 colorless energy cards. Armaldo's Poke-Body called Dual Armor says that as long as Armaldo ex has an React Energy cars attached to it, Armaldo ex is both grass and fighting type. A React Energy card is a special type of energy card that provides one colorless energy to that Pokemon to which it is attached to. So you can have 4 of these cards in your deck. So by using Dual Armor you can inflict more damage on Pokemon since opponents will be weaker to a Pokemon that has two types. And you just won't have to use Armaldo's Poke-Body when the defending Pokemon is resistant to one of Armaldo's types. Armaldo ex has two moves, both damage inflicting moves. The first move is called Spiral Drain and for 2 energy cards, one fighting and one colorless, it does 40 damage which is about average damage for a 2 energy card required move. Besides being able to do 40 damage you can also remove 2 damage counters from Armaldo ex which makes Armaldo's already high hp of 160 seem even higher. Armaldo ex's other move is called Vortex Chop and for 3 energy cards, 1 fighting and 2 colorless, it does 70 hp damage, and if the defending Pokemon has any resistance the base damage for this move is 100. So no matter if the defending Pokemon has any resistance or not this move is still somewhat above average for 3 energy cards. As far as strategy goes I would only use Armaldo's Poke-Body if the defending Pokemon is weak to grass type Pokemon, but nevertheless I would try and include some React Energy cards in my deck so I could use this body if I needed to. I would stick with using Vortex Chop once I get 3 energy cards on Armaldo ex but once I get more than 100 damage on Armaldo ex I would start using Spiral Drain until I get down to about 60 hp damage on Armaldo. So thanks for reading my Armaldo ex review and stay tuned for tomorrow's review.