Thursday, July 22, 2010
Pokemon Card of the Day: Ninetales (Unleashed)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Ninetales from the Unleashed set. This is a stage 1, fire type Pokemon card with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Ninetales doesn't have a Poke-Power or a Poke-Body but it does have two moves. Its first move is called Heat Acceleration which takes 1 fire energy card and lets you search your discard pile for up to 3 fire energy cards and attach them to one of your Pokemon. Ninetales' second move is called Searing Flame which does 30 damage and burns the defending Pokemon for only two energy cards, one each of fire and colorless. As far as strategy goes if you want to do any damage you would have to use Searing Flame since that is the only move to do damage. But I also really like Heat Acceleration to aid your other Pokemon in your deck since you should put some in their that need to discard energy cards when they use moves, and I know there are a lot of Pokemon especially fire type that this applies to. So if I wanted to best utilize this move I would wait until I have used and discarded quite a few energy cards before I move Ninetales to my active Pokemon spot, then I would use Heat Acceleration every time and stock up energy cards on my most powerful Pokemon since you can just attach all of the energy cards to one Pokemon right away. I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating again today because it isn't overly dominant or anything but it has a decent hp, low retreat cost and an extremely good supporting move in Heat Acceleration. Plus Searing Flame isn't too bad a move for only two energy cards and it burns the defending Pokemon which will add up the damage over time. So thanks for reading today's review of Ninetales from Unleashed, stay tuned for another card from one of the HGSS sets.