Friday, November 5, 2010

Pokemon Card of the Day: Drapion (Triumphant)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Drapion from the Triumphant set. This is a stage 1, darkness type Pokemon card with an hp of 100. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a 3 colorless energy card retreat cost which is really high for a stage 1 Pokemon card. Once again Drapion has no Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have two moves, the first move is called Toxic Fang and this move does 40 damage for 3 energy cards, 1 dark and two colorless. Besides doing the damage you flip a coin when doing this move and if you get heads the defending Pokemon is now Poisoned and instead of putting one damage counter on it between turns you can put 2. Drapion second move is called Land Crush and this move does 80 damage for 4 energy cards, 2 each of darkness and colorless. As far as strategy goes I would recommend using Toxic Fang first especially only if you have 3 energy cards on Drapion. Otherwise I would use Land Crush every turn that way you can knock out every Pokemon with an hp of 160 or less in two turns guaranteed. Depending on how risky you like to be if the Pokemon you are going against has has 100 hp or less you could always use Toxic Fang on it and hope to flip a heads and then be able to knock that Pokemon out in 1 and a half turns and face a new Pokemon the next turn until waiting until your next turn to knock that Pokemon out. I would rate this Pokemon a 3 out of 5 because even though it does have two good moves neither moves are extraordinary and a high retreat cost is one downfall to this card. So thanks for reading today's review of Drapion from Triumphant stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Porygon-Z from Triumphant as well.

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