Sunday, July 18, 2010
Pokemon Card of the Day: Jumpluff (Heart Gold Soul Silver)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Jumpluff from the Heart Gold and Soul Silver set. This is a stage 2, grass type Pokemon with an hp of 90 which is really bad for a stage 2 Pokemon card. To add to that, Jumpluff also has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon which will make Jumpluff last even less. However Jumpluff does have a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon and what makes this card worth playing at all is that it has a free retreat cost so you can move the card in and out of play as often as you like without losing any energy cards. Jumpluff doesn't have any Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have to moves. The first move is called Mass Attack which takes one grass energy card and it does 10x damage for each Pokemon in play, both yours and your opponents. So this move can be very powerful especially when both benches have some Pokemon on it, so if both you and your opponent have 1 benched Pokemon, then this move will do 40 damage total for only one energy card which is amazing. Jumpluff's second move is called Leaf Guard and this move once again only take one grass energy card and this move does 30 damage and reduces all damage done to Jumpluff by your opponent during their next turn by 30 damage. So this move definitely helps out Jumpluff's low hp and x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon. As far as strategy goes it is pretty straightforward with the two moves, I would use Mass Attack if their are many Pokemon in play and the move will then do over 30 damage, otherwise I would use Leaf Guard if you only need 30 damage or less to knock out the defending Pokemon, or that reduction of 30 damage the next turn will keep Jumpluff alive that much longer or the final scenario would be if Mass Attack would only do 20 damage, meaning that their weren't any bench Pokemon on either side. So thanks for reading today's review of Jumpluff from Heart Gold Soul Silver, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of a card from either HGSS or Unleashed, recommendations are highly recommended.