Sunday, December 12, 2010

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

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Ampharos from the Heart Gold/Soul Silver set. This is a stage 2, electric type Pokemon card with an hp of 120. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Ampharos doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have two moves, the first move is called Acceleration Bolt and this move does 30 damage for only one electric energy card. Besides the damage you may also search your deck for two basic energy cards and attach them to 1 of your Pokemon, so with this move you could end up with only 1 energy card on Ampharos by the time you evolve it and then you could use Acceleration Bolt and attach two more energy cards to Ampharos and use its second move, Thunder, in only two turns, this move requires 3 energy cards, two colorless and one electric, which does 80 damage but you also have to flip a coin with this move and if you get tails Ampharos does 20 damage to itself. You should be able to use Thunder a couple of turns and even get tails since Ampharos does have a high hp but still it would be nice to be able to do 80 damage without there being threat of doing damage to itself. But like I was saying earlier I would only using Acceleration Bolt if I need energy cards on Ampharos or another Pokemon or if the defending Pokemon would be knocked out with 30 damage or less. I would rate this card a 3 out of 5 because it is very average, I wish it would have had a higher hp and it wouldn't do damage to itself when using Thunder but I do like how you can add two energy cards to any of your Pokemon just about every turn if you really wanted to. So thanks for reading today's review of Ampharos from Heart Gold/Soul Silver stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Ariados from the same set.

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