Monday, August 9, 2010

Pokemon Card of the Day: Wailord ex (EX Sandstorm)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Wailord ex from the EX Sandstorm set. This is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 200, it is also an ex card so if it gets knocked out your opponent will get to take 2 prize cards instead of 1. Wailord has two x2 weaknesses to both grass and electric type Pokemon, it has no resistance type, and has an extremely high retreat cost of 5 colorless energy cards. Wailord doesn't have a Poke-Body or Poke-Power but it does have two moves, the first move is called Super Deep Dive and this move takes 1 colorless energy card and only if you have at least 1 benched Pokemon this move lets you remove 3 damage counters from Wailord and switch it with one of your benched Pokemon, if you don't have any bench Pokemon this move does nothing. What I like about this move is that you can remove damage from Wailord which makes its 200 hp seem even higher than it already is plus this move basically makes Wailord's retreat cost irrelevant since you can just use this move to retreat it. Wailord's second move is called Dwindling Wave and this move takes 4 energy cards, 3 water and 1 colorless, this move does 100 hp damage maximum but for each damage counter of Wailord you have to subtract 10 damage from this move, so if you have 20 damage on Wailord this move only does 80 damage. As far as strategy goes I would use Wailord ex as soon as possible because of its powerful move that does 100 damage, you should be able to use Dwindling Wave a few times before it isn't that powerful anymore, once that happens you can use Super Deep Dive and remove 30 damage from it and if there was more damage than that on it, use some potions on it on the bench so a few turns later you can put it back in and get the full amount of damage from Dwindling Wave again. I would rate this card a 4 out of 5 because it has a really high hp with 200, and it has 2 very complementary moves. I wish Wailord's second move Dwindling Wave would stay at 100 hp the whole time, just add an energy card to the move but that's okay, because you can just use Super Deep Dive to restore Dwindling Wave's full damage, so if you are using a water deck and you can use ex cards in it I would definitely consider using Wailord ex. So thanks for reading today's review of Wailord ex stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Rayquaza & Deoxys Legend from Undaunted.

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