Saturday, August 14, 2010
Pokemon Card of the Day: Raichu Prime (Undaunted)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Raichu Prime from the yet to be released Undaunted set. This is a stage 1, electric type Pokemon card, with a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon. Raichu has a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon and a low retreat cost of only one colorless energy card. Raichu's Poke-Power called Voltage Increase helps out greatly with Raichu's only move, Voltage Increase allows you to move an electric energy card as often as you like during your turn from one of your Pokemon to Raichu Prime. This power works very well like I was saying with Raichu's only move entitled Mega Thunderbolt which takes 3 energy cards to execute, 2 electric and 1 colorless, and does 120 damage but the downside is that you have to discard all energy attached to Raichu. So the only strategy I can see for this card is to get as many energy cards into play as possible and then use Voltage Increase and attach them to Raichu every turn that way you can more than likely one hit knock out almost every Pokemon with Mega Thunderbolt. I would give this card a rating of 3 out of 5, to me this card is a very average card, it has a very powerful move doing 120 damage but in my opinion you have to use too many energy cards to do this move all the time and this move will take awhile to do this move since it always needs 3 energy cards, unless you can find a way to retrieve discarded energy cards and attach them to a Pokemon in play, Raichu Prime will be able to knockout 1 or 2 Pokemon maximum before it gets knocked out since it only has 100 hp which isn't very much for a Pokemon with a x2 weakness. So thanks for reading today's review of Raichu Prime stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Slowking Prime from the Undaunted set as well.