Thursday, June 3, 2010
Pokemon Card of the Day: Swampert (Supreme Victors)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Swampert from Supreme Victors. This card has 130 hp which is pretty good for a non Lv. X card. It has a +30 hp weakness to Grass type Pokemon which could be worse, it could have been a x2 weakness. It doesn't have a resistance type and has a 2 colorless energy retreat cost which is just about average for a stage 2 Pokemon card. Swampert's Poke-Body is called Root Protector and it is very good, if your opponent isn't attacking with an evolved Pokemon then each of their attacks is reduced by 20. Since Swampert already has a high hp with this Poke-Body its hp will seem even higher. Swampert has two moves the first is called Drag Off and requires 3 energy card to execute, 1 water energy and 2 colorless energy cards, before doing this attack you can switch your opponent's active Pokemon with a benched Pokemon and this move does 30 hp damage. The energy cost is a little high for this move but you can basically attack any Pokemon you want. Swampert's next and final move is called Push Over and for four energy cards, 3 colorless and 1 water energy it does 60+ damage, for each fighting type energy card attached to Swampert it does 10 more damage. So as far as strategy goes I would try and put this card in a Water and Fighting deck or a plain Fighting deck with some special energy cards since Push Over only requires 1 water energy. I would mainly use Push Over since I know there are a lot of Pokemon that do better moves than 30 hp damage to any Pokemon for 3 energy cards, but if you only have 3 energy cards on Swampert you might as well use Drag Off. So thanks for reading this review and stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Kyogre ex.