Monday, October 4, 2010

Pokemon Card of the Day: Alakazam (Mysterious Treasures)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Alakazam from the Mysterious Treasures set. This is a stage 2, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100. Alakazam has a +30 weakness to Psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a retreat cost of one colorless energy card. Alakazam's Poke-Power is called Power Cancel and this power says that whenever your opponent uses a Poke-Power you can discard 2 cards from your hand and prevent that Poke-Power completely. Alakazam's only move is called Psychic Guard and this move does 50 hp damage for 3 energy cards, 2 psychic, and one colorless. Besides doing the damage any damage done to Alakazam during your opponent's next turn from their stage 2 Pokemon is reduced by 30. So as far as strategy is considered I would keep Alakazam on the bench at all times so that if your opponent ever uses a Poke-Power you don't want them to use you can just discard two cards from your hand. Other than that this card is straightforward strategy-wise since it only has one move, but I would probably keep this card on my bench until my opponent has a stage 2 card as their active Pokemon. I would rate this card a 4 out of 5 because it has a very good Poke-Power and can reduce the damage done by powerful stage 2 Pokemon. So thanks for reading today's review of Alakazam from Mysterious Treasures stay tuned for tomorrow's review of a card from Secret Wonders.

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