Sunday, June 27, 2010
Pokemon Card of the Day: Celebi ex (EX Unseen Forces)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Celebi ex which is a basic Pokemon card from the EX Unseen Forces set. This card is an ex card so if it is knocked out your opponent gets to take two prize cards, with that being said Celebi only has 70 hp which is pretty low plus it has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, so be prepared to give up a lot if you don't retreat Celebi after a turn or two. I wish Celebi ex would have had a resistance type but it doesn't and it has about an average retreat cost of 1 colorless energy card. Celebi ex doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have two moves. The first move called Spiral Leaf takes one energy card, when you use this move you flip a coin, if it is heads you put one damage counter on each of your opponent's Pokemon, if it is tails you remove one damage counter from each of your Pokemon. Celebi's other move is called Time Trap, this move requires two energy cards, one grass and one colorless, this move does 30 hp damage which isn't much but you can also flip a coin when you use this move, if you get heads you can look at the top 4 cards of your opponent's deck and put them back on their deck in any order you want, if the flip ends with a tails you get to look at the top 4 cards of your deck and then put them back onto your deck in any order you would like. As far as strategy goes this definitely isn't a powerful attacker or anything but I would use this card, if it was legal to play, in a grass deck. I would definitely bring it in for a turn or two, like I was saying earlier and then retreat it. I would definitely use Spiral Trap for a turn since 10 hp on every Pokemon makes a big difference, depending on how strong the defending Pokemon is, after one turn I would retreat Celebi, if Celebi could last another turn I would attach another energy card to Celebi so I could use Time Trap so I could look at 4 cards of either my deck or my opponent's to either better or ruin the player's strategy depending on the flip. So thanks for reading my review today of Celebi ex and stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Sceptile from Stormfront.