Sunday, August 8, 2010
Pokemon Card of the Day: Blastoise ex (EX FireRed/LeafGreen)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Blastoise ex from the EX FireRed/LeafGreen set. This is a stage 2, water type Pokemon card which is also an ex card so if this card gets knocked out your opponent gets to take 2 prize cards instead of one. Blastoise has an hp of 150, a x2 weakness to electric type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a retreat cost of 3 colorless energy cards. Blastoise's Poke-Power is called Energy Rain and this Poke-Power lets you as often as you like move a water energy card from your hand and attach it to one of your Pokemon every time you attach an energy card in this way on a Pokemon you have to put 1 damage counter on it. This Poke-Power would be very helpful if the card you want to use has attacks that require large amounts of energy cards and at the same time has a high hp so that it would be able to last awhile with 10 hp damage added to it every time an energy card is added to it by Energy Rain. The only bad thing about this Poke-Power besides the fact that it does damage to that Pokemon is that you have to have energy cards in your hand to use this power, I wish you could have searched your deck for energy cards especially since when you attach them it does damage to that Pokemon. Blastoise's only move is called Hyper Whirlpool which takes 4 energy cards, 3 water and 1 colorless, this move does 80 hp damage and when you use this move you flip a coin until you get tails for each heads you get you get to discard 1 energy card from the defending Pokemon. As far as strategy goes it is really straightforward since there is only 1 move on this card, but I would definitely try and get Blastoise on my bench as soon as possible so that I could utilize its Poke-Power and also in my deck I would make sure and have supporters/trainers that would help you get energy cards in your hand right away so then you can attach them quicker with Energy Rain. I would rate this card a 4 out of 5 because overall everything but its moves and Poke-Power are quite average for an ex card, but I especially like that you can get energy cards on Pokemon very quickly with Energy Rain and then if you put them on Blastoise you can use Hyper Whirlpool very quickly and more than likely be able to flip some heads and remove the energy cards from the defending Pokemon so they can't even attack you any more. So thanks for reading today's review of Blastoise ex from the EX FireRed/LeafGreen set stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Wailord ex from EX Sandstorm.