Friday, October 22, 2010
Pokemon Card of the Day: Charizard Holo (Expedition)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Charizard from the Expedition set. This is a stage 2, fire type Pokemon card with an hp of 120. It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a high retreat cost of 3 colorless energy cards. Charizard's Poke-Power is called Burning Energy which says that once during your turn you may turn all energy attached to your Pokemon to fire energy. So that means that you can use this card with basically any type of deck since you can just use Burning Energy and make all the energy fire or you can easily have a split type deck and have sufficient energy cards all the time to use Charizard's only move called Scorching Whirlwind which does 120 damage for four fire energy cards. But besides doing the high damage you have to flip two coins, if one of them is tails you have to discard two energy cards, if both of them are tails you have to discard all four energy cards. As far as strategy goes it is straightforward since it only has one move I just hope I get lucky and don't ever flip to tails in a row. I would definitely try and include trainers/supporters that allow you to retrieve fire energy cards quite quickly so you can always do 120 damage. I would rate this card a 4 out of 5 because even though it isn't that good of card compared to today's standards I do think being able to do 120 damage every turn and even having the possibility of doing 120 damage the next turn without having to add energy cards to Charizard was quite rare in the e sets. I don't like the fact that Charizard has a high retreat cost since you could have to discard all four energy cards when you use Scorching Whirlwind and then you would have to make Charizard feint the next turn because you wouldn't have the sufficient amount of energy cards to retreat Charizard. I also think that Charizard's Poke-Power has a vast amount of potential and could easily make any non-fire deck that much more powerful. So thanks for reading today's review of Charizard from the Expedition set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of another Charizard card.