Thursday, July 1, 2010

Pokemon Card of the Day: Walrein (Mysterious Treasures)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Walrein from the Mysterious Treasures set, this is stage 2 water type Pokemon card with an hp of 130. It has a +30 weakness to metal type Pokemon which won't be used much since Metal is rarely used, which is good for Walrein. Walrein doesn't have a resistance and it has a somewhat high retreat cost of 3 colorless energy cards. Walrein's Poke-Power is called Freeze-up and this move does the following: When you move Walrein from your hand to evolve one of your Pokemon, you may flip two coins, if both are heads you may choose one of your opponent's Pokemon and discard that card and all cards attached to it, this doesn't count as a knockout however. Walrein's only move is called Ice Bind and this move does 70 hp for only 3 energy cards, 2 water and 1 colorless. When you use this move the opposing player must discard a card from their hand or otherwise the defending Pokemon is paralyzed. So both Walrein's Poke-Power and move both utilize discarding cards so if your opponent doesn't have anything in their deck to retrieve discarded cards their whole strategy will be ruined especially if Walrein gets two heads when it is put into play. I would definitely wait until my opponent has a card all stacked up and ready to go with plenty of energy cards so I can hopefully get lucky and make them discard everything they worked so hard to do to play in a turn or two. So thanks for reading today's review of Walrein from Mysterious Treasures, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Salamence ex from EX Dragon Frontiers.

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