Monday, November 15, 2010

Pokemon Card of the Day: Carnivine (Triumphant)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Carnivine from the Triumphant set. This is a basic, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a retreat cost of two colorless energy cards. Carnivine doesn't have a Poke-Body or Poke-Power but once again it has two moves, the first move is called Saliva Lure which takes one colorless energy card and it allows you to switch the defending Pokemon with one of their benched Pokemon. Carnivine's second move is called Stick and Absorb which does 30 damage for 3 energy cards, 2 grass and 1 colorless. Besides doing the 30 damage you may also remove 30 damage from Carnivine and the defending Pokemon can't retreat during the next turn. So as far as strategy goes I would try and attach two energy cards on Carnivine on the bench so if my opponent moves a powerful Pokemon into their active spot I can move Carnivine in and make it go to the bench and if I had to use Carnivine to attack Stick and absorb isn't that bad of move since it does remove 30 damage each time from Carnivine, so you'll be able to last a few turns with it. I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating, both moves are decent and I just wish Carnivine would have had a free retreat cost or one colorless energy card retreat cost that way this card could have cleaned house since you could rotate this card in any time you didn't want your previously active Pokemon to face the defending Pokemon. So thanks for reading today's review of Carnivine from Triumphant stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Ditto from Triumphant.

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