Monday, June 21, 2010
Pokemon Card of the Day: Articuno Reprint (Supreme Victors)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Articuno from Supreme Victors. This card is a reprint from the original Fossil set with slight rewording and different and in my opinion better artwork. This is one of the cards I really wish I had since I really like the artwork, but I only have the Zapdos reprint out of the 3 reprints available in Supreme Victors. This will probably be a pretty short review since Articuno has only one move, but lets get this thing started. Articuno has an hp of 70 which is pretty good for a basic Pokemon but no for a basic Pokemon that doesn't evolve into anything. The only good thing going for this Articuno to help out its hp is that it has no weakness and it has a resistance of -30 hp to fighting type Pokemon. Also Aricuno has a fairly low retreat cost of only one colorless energy card. Articuno only has the one move entitled Diamond Dust which requires 3 water energy card. This move only does 20 hp damage which is really weak, but you do get to flip a coin when you use this move and if it is heads the defending Pokemon is now Paralyzed (so Articuno basically can attack 2 times in a row without being damaged) and Articuno does 10 hp damage to each of your opponent's benched Pokemon. This is a pretty good move if you can pull off consecutive heads but overall I would proceed with caution if I was trying to use this card in a deck. This older cards that have been remade in newer sets usually aren't as good in battle, they are more for the nostalgia of collectors. I battled a friend of mine who was using this card and it was very easy to defeat since it only had 70 hp. My advice to you would be to try and collect all 3 of the Legendary Bird reprints from Supreme Victors and display them next to the 3 Legendary Bird cards from the Fossil set these cards are copied from, that is my plan for this card if I ever get it. So thanks for reading my review and stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Flying Pikachu from Rising Rivals.