Monday, July 26, 2010

Pokemon Card of the Day: Primeape (Unleashed)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Primeape from the Unleashed set. This card is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 90. Primeape has a x2 weakness to Psychic Pokemon, no resistance type and a one colorless energy retreat cost. Primeape doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have two moves, the first move is called Low Kick and this move does 30 hp damage for two colorless energy cards. Primeape's second move is called Bebop Punch which does 50 hp damage times the number of heads you flip in a row, so if you get one tails right away this move does nothing, and this move only requires two fighting energy cards, also this move does the damage to any one of your opponent's Pokemon you choose. As far as strategy goes, both moves are attacking moves and they both require the same amount of energy but what move you use just depends on how risky you are, you can either go big or go home with Bebop Punch or you could just do a small steady amount of damage with Low Kick every turn. I personally would use Bebop Punch as often as possible just because of the possibility of getting a high amount of damage and the strategy of spreading damage since you can do the damage to any Pokemon you want of your opponent's, but if the defending Pokemon is a weak basic Pokemon or one of your opponent's Pokemon has 30 hp or less left on it before it is knocked out I would use Low Kick. I would have to rate this card a 3 out of 5. I would give it this average rating because it has average hp for a stage 1 Pokemon card with 90 and has some downfalls, for one it doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body, it has a x2 weakness, and it doesn't have any definite powerful moves. I still do rate it a 3 out of 5 because of Bebop Punch alone because of the possibility of doing high damage, I would have rated this card a 2, but since Bebop Punch can be done to any of your opponent's Pokemon, that makes this move much better and makes the card a 3 out of 5 instead of a 2 out of 5. So thanks for reading today's review of Primeape from Unleashed, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of another HGSS card.

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