Monday, September 13, 2010
Pokemon Card of the Day: Gengar Prime (Lost Link)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Gengar Prime from the Lost Link set, this is a stage 2, psychic type, Prime card with an hp of 130. Gengar has a x2 weakness to dark type Pokemon and a -20 resistance to colorless Pokemon and most importantly no retreat cost. Gengar's Poke-Body is called Catastrophe and says that as long as Gengar is your active Pokemon when any of your opponent's Pokemon are knocked out that Pokemon goes to the Lost Zone so if you knock a Pokemon out with Gengar as your active Pokemon there is no way to get those Pokemon back. Gengar's first move is called Cast into Darkness and for one psychic energy card you can look at your opponent's hand and move as many Pokemon from their hand to the Lost Zone equal to the number of energy cards you have attached to Gengar. Gengar's other move is called Cursed Drop, this move allows you to do 40 damage in any way you like to any of your opponent's Pokemon for only two energy cards, one each of colorless and psychic. As far as strategy goes you would want to play this card in a deck that utilizes the Lost Zone, I would also try and get Gengar out as soon as possible before your opponent can get too many Pokemon on their bench that way you can use Cast into Darkness and make your opponent not have any Pokemon to put on their bench and then use Cursed Drop twice in a row and hopefully make your opponent run out of Pokemon. Or another way you could win is move your opponent's Pokemon to the Lost Zone with Cast into Darkness you Cursed Drop and spread damage on the bench Pokemon until they're knocked out then switch of Gengar for free and then knock out the active Pokemon with a different more powerful Pokemon. I would give this card a 4 out of 5 because it does have a high hp and free retreat cost, you can't really do much damage with Gengar and the Lost Zone hasn't really worked too well with any other Pokemon cards but I think it could work really well with the combination of its Poke-Body and Cast into Darkness move. So thanks for reading today's review of Gengar Prime from Lost Link stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Darkrai & Cresselia Legend from the Triumphant set.