Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Pokemon Card of the Day: Aggron ex (EX Sandstorm)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Aggron ex from the EX Sandstorm set. This is a stage 2 ex card that is a metal type with an hp of 150. Aggron has a x2 weakness to both fire and fighting types but it does have a -30 resistance to grass type Pokemon. It has an insanely high retreat cost of four colorless energy cards. Aggron doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have two attacking moves. The first move is called Rend and it takes 3 colorless energy cards to execute. This move does 30 damage unless the defending Pokemon has any damage counters on it the move does 60 instead of 30 which is average for 3 energy cards. Aggron's second move is called Metal Surge and for 5 energy cards, 2 metal and 3 colorless, Aggron does 50 hp damage plus it does 20 hp damage to each of your opponent's benched Pokemon. As far as strategy with this card goes, I would definitely use Metal Surge when I have sufficient energy cards attached to Aggron because after 3 moves of Metal Surge it will knock out most basic Pokemon cards on your opponent's bench. The only time I would use Rend is when I less than five energy cards on Aggron and when the defending Pokemon has 60 hp left before it feints, then I would use Rend, but there would have to be some damage counters on the defending Pokemon first to get that 60 hp damage. The only bad thing about this card is that it is an ex card so if it gets knocked out your opponent gets two prize cards and since Aggron has a high retreat cost and 2 x2 weaknesses it is pretty likely Aggron will get knocked out, but still Aggron will be able to do a lot of damage while it is in play. So thanks for reading my review of Aggron ex from EX Sandstorm and stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Moltres from Supreme Victors.