Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Pokemon Card of the Day: Aggron (Triumphant)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Aggron from the Triumphant set. This is the first card in the set, it is a stage 2, metal type Pokemon card with an hp of 140. Aggron has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Psychic type Pokemon and a high retreat cost of 4 colorless energy cards. Aggron doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have two moves, the first move is called Second Strike and this move does 40 damage to the defending Pokemon unless the defending Pokemon has any damage counters on it then it does 80 damage to it. So Aggron can do up to 80 damage with this move for 3 energy cards, two metal and one colorless. Aggron's second move is called Guard Claw and this move does 60 damage for 4 energy cards, two each of metal and colorless. Besides doing the 60 damage your opponent's next turn any damage done to Aggron is reduced by 20 which makes Aggron's 140 hp seem even higher. As far as strategy goes I would recommend using Second Strike every time the defending Pokemon has any damage on it, I do think that Guard Claw would be a good move to use but I definitely think 20 more hp damage to the defending Pokemon is a much better thing than reducing 20 hp from Aggron since Aggron has such a high hp. But just make sure and use Guard Claw if the defending Pokemon doesn't have any damage on it or the defending Pokemon is close to knocking Aggron out and that reduction of 20 hit points would prevent Aggron from feinting. So overall I would give this card a rating of 4 out of 5 because Aggron is a very powerful Pokemon, it has a high hp and two powerful moves, the only bad thing is it is very slow and has a high retreat cost. So thanks for reading today's review of Aggron from Triumphant stay tuned tomorrow for more Triumphant card reviews.