Monday, November 29, 2010

Pokemon Card of the Day: Arcanine (Heart Gold/Soul Silver)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Arcanine from the Heart Gold/Soul Silver set, this is the first card in the set. It is a stage 1, fire type Pokemon card with an hp of 110. It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type and a 2 colorless energy card retreat cost. It is a pretty simple card overall, it doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have two very straight forward moves, the first move is called Sharp Fang which does 50 hp damage for 2 energy cards, one each of fire and colorless. Arcanine's second move is called Fire Mane and this move does 90 damage for 4 energy cards, 1 fire and 3 colorless. As far as strategy goes I would recommend putting four energy cards on Arcanine on the bench before you move it into play, and one thing I do like about this card is that it can do a lot of damage and at the same time you don't need to discard any energy cards when using this card, plus you also only need one fire energy card when using Fire Mane so you can basically use this card with any type of deck if you really wanted to, you could just use a special energy card for the fire energy cost. As far as a rating goes I would give this card a 4 out of 5 because it is a very powerful attacker but that is it, it doesn't have a really high hp and it doesn't have any effects to inflict on defending Pokemon, but overall I like it and I would recommend it in a fire type deck. So thanks for reading today's review of Arcanine from Heart Gold/Soul Silver stay tuned for tomorrow's review of another Heart Gold/Soul Silver card.

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