Saturday, October 2, 2010
Pokemon Card of the Day: Gengar (Stormfront)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Gengar from the Stormfront set. This is a stage 2, psychic type Pokemon card with an hp of 110. Gengar has a +30 weakness to dark type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to normal Pokemon and a free retreat cost. Gengar's Poke-Power is called Fainting Spell which says that during your opponent's turn if they knock out Gengar you may flip a coin and if it is heads the defending Pokemon is knocked out. Gengar also has two moves to go with its Poke-Power, Gengar's first move is called Shadow Room which takes 1 Psychic energy card and allows you to put 3 damage counters on any of your opponent's Pokemon that you like and if that Pokemon you choose has a Poke-Power you can put 6 damage counters on it instead of 3. Gengar's second move is called Poltergeist and this move requires 2 energy cards, one each of Psychic and colorless, this move does 30 damage times the number of trainer, supporter, and stadium cards in your opponent's hand. So even if you do use this move and your opponent doesn't have any of these cards you can at least see their hand. As far as strategy goes I would recommend doing Shadow Room to any Pokemon that has a Poke-Power on it and using Poltergeist only when you know your opponent has at least 1 trainer card in their hand. I would rate this card a 5 out of 5 because it has no retreat cost, has an excellent Poke-Power which gives you a 50/50 chance of knocking out the defending Pokemon if it knocks out you and Gengar also lets you look at your opponent's hand, and do 60 damage for only 1 energy card. So thanks for reading today's review of Gengar from Stormfront stay tuned for tomorrow's review of another Diamond and Pearl series card.