Monday, October 11, 2010
Pokemon Card of the Day: Zapdos (Majestic Dawn)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Zapdos from the Majestic Dawn set, this is the 3rd legendary bird I have reviewed in the past 3 days. This card is a basic, electric type Pokemon card with an hp of 100. It has a x2 weakness to electric type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a retreat cost of two colorless energy cards. Zapdos' Poke-Power is called Sheet Lightning which says that when you play Zapdos from your hand to your bench you may flip a coin if it is heads you can put 1 damage counter on each of your opponent's Pokemon. Zapdos' only move is called Raging Thunder and this move does 80 damage for 3 energy cards, 2 electric and one colorless. But unfortunately this move also does 40 damage to one of your own Pokemon, so you'll need to have a high hp Pokemon on your bench or some type of Power that easily removes damage or not have any benched Pokemon at all to really utilize this move. So as far as strategy goes I would try and move Zapdos from your hand when your opponent's bench is full so you can have an opportunity to damage the most Pokemon possible, I would only use Raging Thunder when one of the three situations I highlighted above is present. I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating because the only thing going for this card is its Poke-Power and even this will only be able to be used once and only has a fifty percent chance of being executed. So thanks for reading today's review of Zapdos from Majestic Dawn stay tuned for tomorrow's review of a card from Legends Awakened.