Thursday, August 19, 2010
Pokemon Card of the Day: Smeargle (Undaunted)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Smeargle from the Undaunted set, this is a basic Pokemon that is a normal type, and has an hp of 70. Smeargle has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type and a retreat cost of 1 colorless energy card. Smeargle's Poke-Power is called Portrait which lets you once per turn take a look at your opponent's hand, but if you do you have to choose one of the supporter cards they have in their hand and use that effect. This power is very good to use once every few turns so that you know what to expect from your opponent and can set up to defeat your opponent's strategy. Also you could always hope that your opponent doesn't have a supporter card in their hand when you use Portrait. Smeargle's only move is called Tail Rap and this move does 20 times damage times the number of heads you get when you flip two coins, this move requires two colorless energy cards. As far as strategy goes I would recommend trying to get Smeargle on your bench as soon as possible so you can use Portrait and see your opponent's cards right away at the beginning of the game, I wouldn't necessarily use this card as an attacking Pokemon because you may not even be able to do any damage with Tail Rap. I would give this card a rating of 2 out of 5. To me this card is below average because it has a x2 weakness and only 70 hp, also its only move is really poor and doesn't guarantee you any damage, but I do like its Poke-Power but it isn't one you're going to have to use every turn. So thanks for reading today's review of Smeargle from Undaunted stay tuned for tomorrow's review of another Undaunted rare or holo card.