Friday, July 16, 2010

Pokemon Card of the Day: Rhyperior (Supreme Victors)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Rhyperior from the Supreme Victors set. This is a stage 2, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 140. It only has a +30 weakness to water type Pokemon compared to all the x2 weaknesses in the Unleashed set. Also Rhyperior has a -20 hp resistance to electric type Pokemon which will help greatly with Luxray GL Lv. X. Unfortunately though Rhyperior has an extremely high retreat cost of 4 colorless energy cards. Rhyperior doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have two moves. The first move is called Raging Drill which does 30 damage for two energy cards, 1 fighting and 1 colorless. Besides doing 30 hp damage it does 10 more damage for each damage counter on Rhyperior so the more damage Rhyperior has the better the move. Rhyperior's second move is called Deep Scrap which takes 4 energy cards, 2 of both colorless and fighting energy. This move does 60 hp damage which is low for 4 energy cards but besides doing the 60 damage if the defending Pokemon would be knocked out by this move you get to discard the top 3 cards of your opponent's deck. As far as strategy goes with this card it is really straightforward. Use Deep Scrap when you have 4 energy cards on Rhyperior while you have 3 or less damage counters on Rhyperior or you are able to knock the defending Pokemon out with 60 damage or less, otherwise use Raging Drill. So thanks for reading today's review of Rhyperior from Supreme Victors stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Heatran Lv. X.

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