Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Pokemon Card of the Day: Empoleon Lv. X (Diamond and Pearl)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Empoleon Lv. X from the Diamond and Pearl set. This card is right in the middle with an hp of 140, 1 Lv. X card in the set is higher the other Pokemon is lower. Surprisingly Empoleon Lv. X only has a +30 weakness to electric type Pokemon instead of a x2 weakness to a type of Pokemon most Lv. X cards have. Empoleon Lv. X has no resistance type and has an average retreat cost of two colorless energy cards. Empoleon Lv. X has one move and a Poke-Power, its Poke-Power is called Supreme Command and lets you every turn take two cards from the defending player's hand and put them face down next to the active Pokemon card, your opponent cannot use those cards during that turn. This is probably an early sign of the Lost Zone idea. Empoleon Lv. X's only move is called Hydro Impact and takes 3 water energy cards to execute. For 3 energy cards you can do 80 hp damage to any of your opponent's benched Pokemon, but you can't attack with Empoleon Lv. X the next turn. I would only use this move if I could one hit KO one of my opponent's benched Pokemon otherwise I would stick with the moves on the regular Empoleon card. I would use Empoleon's Poke-Power when I know my opponent needs to evolve Pokemon then I will prevent them from evolving by hopefully choosing the right cards to take from my opponent. Thanks for reading my review and stay tuned tomorrow's review of some card that I will choose in the next 24 hours.