Thursday, June 17, 2010

Pokemon Card of the Day: Rayquaza (Legends Awakened)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Rayquaza from the Legends Awakened set. This is a basic Pokemon that has 100 hp which is pretty good for a basic but not too great for such a powerful Pokemon like Rayquaza. It has a x2 weakness to normal type Pokemon which will be able to knock out Rayquaza pretty fast. But Rayquaza does have a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon which helps. It does have a high retreat cost of 3 colorless energy cards, so if you use Rayquaza in your deck you should probably fight with it until it feints. Rayquaza's Poke-Power is called Speed Gain which is really good and works really well with its only move Sky Judgement. Speed Gain lets you every turn before your attack, flip a coin until you get tails, for each heads you can search your discard pile for a fire energy card or electric energy card and attach it to Rayquaza. This works reallly well with Sky Judgement because for 4 energy cards, 2 of each fire and electric, Rayquaza can do 150 damage but you need to discard all energy after attacking. So without Speed Gain, Rayquaza would at best without any other special cards or powers only be able to attack once every for turns but with Sky Judgement you should be able to attack every 2 or 3 turns for sure. And when you do attack Rayquaza should be able to knock out that Pokemon since it does 150 hp damage. As far as strategy goes I would stack up energy cards on Rayquaza before I put it as my active Pokemon so that I could knock out a Pokemon right away with Sky Judgment when I go in there. So thanks for reading my review today and stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Nidoking from Rising Rivals.

1 comment:

Cheetahosu said...

I just like the art work! :D