Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Pokemon Card of the Day: Altaria (Triumphant)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Altaria from the Triumphant set. This is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 90. Altaria has a x2 weakness to colorless Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a free retreat cost. Altaria unfortunately doesn't have a Poke-Power of Poke-Body but it does have two moves the first move is called Midnight Eyes and this move does 20 damage for 1 colorless energy card and more importantly makes the defending Pokemon fall asleep. Altaria's second move is called Stadium Power and this move does at least 40 damage for 3 colorless energy cards and if there is a stadium card in play this move does 70 damage instead of 40. So as far as strategy goes I would recommend using this card with a Psychic deck since those are the type of Pokemon that usually take advantage of sleeping Pokemon, also I would make sure and incorporate a few different stadium cards into this deck so you can use Stadium Power and do 70 damage which is a pretty good move for a stage 1 Pokemon card. But what I would recommend most about this card would be to use Midnight Eyes and make the defending Pokemon go to sleep then retreat Altaria since it has a free retreat cost then move in a Pokemon that has an advantage against sleeping Pokemon. I would rate this card a 3 out of 5 because it is a pretty decent card overall but it depends on the cards surrounding it to really make this card effective. I do like that it can do a powerful attack and it can retreat for free. So thanks for reading today's review of Altaria from Triumphant stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Celebi from Triumphant.

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