Thursday, July 1, 2010
Pokemon Card of the Day: Palkia G (Platinum)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Palkia G from the Platinum set. This is a basic water type Pokemon with an hp of 100 which is pretty good for a basic, it does however have a x2 weakness to electric type Pokemon which will affect it quite a bit with all those Luxray GL Lv. X cards out there. Palkia doesn't have a resistance type and it has a somewhat high retreat cost of 2 colorless energy cards. Palkia doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have 2 moves. The first move is called Splashing Turn which needs two energy cards, one colorless and one water, this move does 20 hp damage and allows you to switch Palkia G with one of your benched Pokemon, so this move basically eliminates the need for you to ever retreat Palkia, the only time you would need to retreat it would be if you had less than two energy cards but that doesn't make sense either because in order to retreat Palkia you need two energy cards, so when you do have 2 energy cards on Palkia you can either use Splashing Turn, do some damage and switch Pokemon or retreat, discard the two energy cards and bring in a Pokemon to attack. Palkia's second move is called Pearl Breath and this move takes 3 energy cards, one water and two colorless energy cards. This move does 50 hp which is a little below average for 3 energy cards but this move also lets you do 10 hp damage to each of your opponent's Pokemon. As far as strategy goes I would use Pearl Breath all the time and I would also try and evolve Palkia G into Palkia G Lv. X so it has a higher hp and would be able to last longer. So thanks for reading today's review of Palkia G from the Platinum set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Walrein from Mysterious Treasures.