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.

5 comments:

PokémonWorldBranix said...

Good review, I have this card and I think ist´s great. What do you think about the new starters, Reshiram, Zekrom and 5th generation?

Cheetahosu said...

Personally, the new starters scare me along with Reshiram and Zekrom. Even though I started Pokemon almost a year ago, I know what Nintendo's best work is, this isn't it.

dreamaster_js said...

Can you do Flareon from Majestic Dawn when you get the chance?

PokémonWorldBranix said...

@Cheetahosu I started with Pokémon more than 1 year ago however, when I was small child I loved them too like now but only for while ´cuz it was only trend. According to older starters these aren´t so nice and cool but still they aren´t bad and legendaries looks great, but It´s only my opinion.

Cheetahosu said...

@PokemonWorldBranix My favorite starters were second generation, and the other generations were not so bad either, and the legendaries (aside from Deoxys, Celebi, and Jarachi) were great. I always loved how majestic and powerful they looked. But the new legendaries don't look fresh. Reshiram looks too much like Cresselia and Zekrom (what's with the name anyway?) looks too much like a Darkrai with Palkia legs. I hope their names at least change when they come to the US.