Friday, October 8, 2010
Pokemon Card of the Day: Sceptile (Great Encounters)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Sceptile from the Great Encounters set. This card is a stage 2, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100. It has a +30 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon and a high retreat cost of 3 colorless energy cards. Sceptile's Poke-Body is called Wild Growth which says that each grass energy card attached to your grass Pokemon provides two grass energy cards instead of one. And since Poke-Bodies are always active you need to get Sceptile onto your bench as soon as possible so you don't have to use as many energy cards for any of your grass Pokemon's moves. Sceptile's only move is called Leaf Blade which takes 4 energy cards, two each of grass and colorless, but with its Poke-Body would only require two grass energy cards, this move does 50 damage plus 20 more damage if you flip a coin and get heads. So as far as strategy goes I would recommend getting Sceptile on your bench as soon as possible like I was saying earlier to reduce the amount of energy cards you have to do, this Poke-Body will make you entire team much faster and make you be able to use more powerful moves more often even if you have to discard energy cards. Leaf Blade is a good move but I wouldn't want to take a risk of getting Sceptile knocked out so I would probably just leave this card on my bench unless it was the only one there then I would have to play it. I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating because its Poke-Body is absolutely amazing, and its move isn't too bad either, the only downfall to this card is that if you do play it, it doesn't have too great of an hp and its retreat cost is quite high, but I guess it really is only like two energy cards with its Poke-Body. So thanks for reading today's review of Sceptile from Great Encounters stay tuned for tomorrow's review of a Majestic Dawn card.