Thursday, July 15, 2010

Pokemon Card of the Day: Manaphy (Unleashed)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Manaphy from the Unleashed set. This is a basic, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 60, which is very average for a basic Pokemon. Unfortunately like the rest of the Unleashed holos, Manaphy has a x2 weakness and Manaphy's weakness is to electric Pokemon which is absolutely terrible considering all the Luxray GL Lv. X cards out there. Also Manaphy doesn't have a resistance type but it does help that it doesn't have a retreat cost either. Manaphy doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have 2 moves, the first move called Deep Sea Swirl plays well with its free retreat cost, this move takes one colorless energy card and lets you shuffle your hand into your deck and then draw five cards. Having a free retreat cost helps greatly because now you can move Manaphy in for a turn if you have a bad hand use this move once then retreat Manaphy the next turn for free. Manaphy's second move is called Wave Splash and this move does 20 hp for one water energy card. This is a fairly decent amount of damage to do for one energy card but it won't get you anywhere in the game, so as far as strategy goes I would just do what I was saying earlier and move Manaphy in when I need a better hand, if that is Pokemon that I need to evolve one of my bench Pokemon, a certain stadium card, or more energy cards. I would keep Manaphy on my bench and try and find another water Pokemon that has a free retreat cost so I can use that Pokemon to attack and then when I need more cards switch in Manaphy use Deep Sea Swirl and then retreat it the next turn and put the card back in you just retreated. So thanks for reading today's review of Manaphy from Unleashed, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Rhyperior from Supreme Victors.

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