Sunday, June 27, 2010

Pokemon Card of the Day: Sceptile (Stormfront)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Sceptile from the Stormfront set. This is a stage 2 grass type Pokemon with an hp of only 110 which is pretty low especially for grass type Pokemon. Sceptile has a weakness of +30 to fire type Pokemon but it does have a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon. And it has a low retreat cost of one colorless energy card. This card has one Poke-Power and two attacking moves. Its Poke-Power is called Energy Trans which allows you as often as you like before your attack to move grass energy cards from one Pokemon to another, this allows you to attach many energy cards at once to a Pokemon card you just put into play so you can use that move that much faster instead of having to wait turn after turn to use the move. Sceptile's first move is called Poison Leaf and for two colorless energy cards it does 40 hp damage which is right about average for two energy cards, besides the damage the defending Pokemon is also poisoned so every turn that Pokemon will have 10 damage done to it. Sceptile's second move is called Slice Drain and it takes 4 energy cards, 2 colorless and 2 grass type energy cards. This move does 60 damage which is below average for damage for four energy cards but it does however let you remove two damage counters from Sceptile when you use this move. As far as strategy goes I would use this card for two purposes, the first would be to use its Poke-Power Energy Trans so I could load up Pokemon that need a lot of energy cards right away and the second purpose I would have for this card is to use it to poison Pokemon, I would move Sceptile into my active Pokemon spot, poison the active Pokemon and do 40 damage to them, then retreat Sceptile for only one colorless energy card. So thanks for reading my review on Sceptile from Stormfront, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Dark Dragonite from EX Team Rocket Returns.

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