Friday, July 23, 2010

Pokemon Card of the Day: Butterfree (Heart Gold/Soul Silver)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Butterfree from the Heart Gold/Soul Silver. Butterfree is a stage 2, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 120. Unfortunately Butterfree has a x2 weakness to electric type Pokemon, so this card will hardly last against Luxray GL Lv. X. However it does have -20 hp resistance to fighting type Pokemon and a free retreat cost. Once again like a few cards I've reviewed in the past days, Butterfree has no Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have two moves. The first move is called Cure Powder and this move lets you remove 3 damage counters from each of your Pokemon including Butterfree for only 1 grass energy card. Butterfree's second move is called Whirlwind and this move takes 3 energy cards, 1 grass and 2 colorless, and does 60 hp, besides doing the damage your opponent also have to switch their active Pokemon with one of their benched Pokemon. As far as strategy goes I would suggest using Cure Powder later in the game when you have some damage on a lot of your Pokemon and since Butterfree has a free retreat cost you can easily put Butterfree in for a turn or two and retreat it after removing 60 damage from each of your Pokemon. Also I would use Whirlwind when the defending Pokemon is just too good and I need to get it out of the active Pokemon spot, my only hope would be that none of my opponent's Pokemon has free retreat costs because if they do, my opponent could just retreat the active Pokemon out right away and be back to the Pokemon they were using the previous turn, but either way free retreat cost or not the move still does 60 hp which will take care of most Pokemon in two moves. I would rate this card a 4 out of 5. I would have gave this card 5/5 if it had a decent Poke-Power or something but it didn't. I also wish the weakness wouldn't have been to electric Pokemon, but this card does have free retreat costs and can heal all your Pokemon at once for hardly any energy so that is always good. So thanks for reading today's review of Butterfree from Heart Gold/Soul silver stay tuned for tomorrow's review of another card from Heart Gold/Soul Silver.

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