Friday, August 13, 2010
Pokemon Card of the Day: Houndoom Prime (Undaunted)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Houndoom Prime from the yet to be released Undaunted set. This is a stage 1, dark type Pokemon card with an hp of 110. Houndoom has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Psychic type Pokemon and a 1 colorless energy card retreat cost. Houndoom's Poke-Power is called Fire Breath which allows you to flip a coin once during your turn, if the coin is heads the defending Pokemon is now burned. Houndoom's only move is called Dark Clamp, which takes 3 energy cards, 1 colorless and 2 darkness energy cards. This move does 70 hp damage and it also makes the defending Pokemon unable to retreat during your opponent's next turn. So as far as strategy goes Houndoom's Poke-Power and only move go very nicely together, hopefully you can get a heads when you flip a coin so the defending Pokemon is burned then you can use Dark Clamp and do 70 hp and since the defending Pokemon will be burned it will take damage and your opponent won't be able to prevent this damage since they won't be able to retreat their Pokemon the next turn. So I definitely think this Pokemon can be quite a powerful Pokemon card, I would rate it a 4 out of 5 just because there isn't too much strategy to do with this card since there is only so much you can do with 1 move, but like I said it is a really good move, and you should be able to knock out most Pokemon in two moves, especially if they are burned besides. The downfalls to this card are its hp is somewhat low, only 110, and it has a x2 weakness. However it does have a resistance type whereas most powerful Pokemon don't and it does have a low retreat cost. So thanks for reading today's review of Houndoom Prime from Undaunted stay tuned for another review of an Undaunted Prime card, this time I will be doing Raichu.