Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Pokemon Card of the Day: Torterra (HGSS Unleashed)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Torterra from the HGSS Unleashed set. This card is a stage 2 Pokemon card and has 140 hp which is somewhat high for stage 2 Pokemon cards and just about average for grass type Pokemon of this level. It does however have a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon which will make its 140 hp seem a little lower than it really is. Torterra has no resistance type and an extremely high retreat cost of 4 colorless energy cards, so if you are going to retreat this card say goodbye to all the energy cards attached to Torterra. Torterra doesn't have a Poke-Body or Poke-Power but it does have 2 moves that do damage to the defending Pokemon. The first move is called Giga Drain and takes 3 energy cards to execute, 2 colorless energy cards and 1 grass energy. This move does 40 damage to the defending Pokemon and it also allows you to remove as much damage from Torterra as you do damage to the defending Pokemon. So at best you will be able to remove 4 damage counters from Torterra if you don't knock out the Pokemon with less than 40 damage. Torterra's second move is called Land Crush and for 4 energy cards, 1 grass and 3 colorless energy cards it does 80 damage which is just about average for this type of move requiring four energy cards. As far as energy cards I would use Giga Drain when I have 3 energy cards on Torterra and Land Crush when I have four energy cards on it. I would also try and use some type of card, like plus power, that will allow you to do 10 more damage to the defending Pokemon that move, while you have that card out there you can use Giga Drain and therefore be able to take off more damage from Torterra. So thanks for reading my review today and stay tuned for tomorrow's review.

7 comments:

Cheetahosu said...

Hey, it's June 9th and you did not do Card of the Day yesterday.

kevingay678 said...

you should do gliscor lvx

lopezjovanny35 said...

i use this toterra in my deck!:)

PrimetimePokemon said...

@Kevin I will do this card soon
@Cheetahosu I did do a card on June 9th I did Charizard

darkace18 said...

you have some cool vids and i wonder what your face look like????

Adrian Fuerte said...

Would you like to trade mewtwo ex for mega lucario full art

Adrian Fuerte said...

PTP