Monday, July 5, 2010
Pokemon Card of the Day: Garchomp Lv. X (Majestic Dawn)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Garchomp Lv. X from the Majestic Dawn set. This is basically a stage 3 Pokemon card since it evolves up from a stage 2 Pokemon card. It is a normal type card with an hp of 140. It does have a x2 weakness to colorless Pokemon which is expected for Lv. X Pokemon, it doesn't have a resistance cost and what is really nice about this card is that it doesn't have a retreat cost so you can move Garchomp Lv. X in and out of play as often as you like. Garchomp's Poke-Power can really do a lot of damage at once to all your opponent's Pokemon, its Poke-Power is called Dragon Pulse and you use this power when you put Garchomp Lv. X from your hand onto your active Garchomp, when you do this you may flip 3 coins for each heads you get you may put 1 damage counter on each of your opponent's Pokemon, so if you get really lucky you can do 30 damage to all of your opponent's benched Pokemon. If you're looking to do some attacking with Garchomp you'll have to rely on the regular Garchomp card you evolved Garchomp Lv. X from because Garchomp Lv. X only has the one move called Restore that doesn't take any energy cards. This move lets you search your discard pile for any Pokemon card except Lv. X cards put it onto your bench and call it a basic Pokemon even if it really isn't, also Restore lets you search your discard pile for 3 basic energy cards and attach them to that Pokemon. So overall Garchomp Lv. X is a really powerful card, I would wait later into the game when my opponent has a full bench so I can fully utilize Garchomp's Poke-Power and the same goes with using Restore, you would probably have a better chance of being able to return a powerful Pokemon to your bench if the game has gone on for awhile already. So just analyzing this card I would use it to heal my best Pokemon and doing some spread damage to my opponent's benched Pokemon, depending on the regular Garchomp I use underneath this card will depend on how powerful of an attacker this card can be. So thanks for reading my review of Garchomp Lv. X from the Majestic Dawn set and stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Aggron ex from EX Sandstorm.