Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Pokemon Card of the Day: Dragonite (Triumphant)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Dragonite from the Triumphant set, this is a stage 2, colorless type Pokemon, with an hp of 140. It has a x2 weakness to colorless type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a 4 colorless energy card retreat cost. Dragonite doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have two moves, the first move is called Calming Wind which does 50 damage for 3 colorless energy cards and also removes all special conditions from Dragonite. Dragonite's second move is called Dragon Stamp and does 80 damage for 4 colorless energy cards and you also have to flip 2 coins when you do this move, if both are heads the defending Pokemon is now paralyzed, if they are both tails this move does nothing. So as far as strategy goes I would stick with Dragon Stamp every turn even though it only has a 75% chance of hitting, but it does do 30 more damage than Calming Wind so I would definitely risk that 25% chance of missing. The only time I would use Calming Wind is if the defending Pokemon will be knocked out in 50 hp or less or Dragonite has a special condition affecting it. So I would rate this card a 3 out of 5, because both of the moves could be better, I would rather have Calming Wind do 60 damage for 3 energy cards and Dragon Stamp just do 80 damage without that miss factor, so that is why I consider this card average. So thanks for reading today's review of Dragonite, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Dugtrio from Triumphant.

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