Thursday, December 2, 2010
Pokemon Card of the Day: Gyarados (Heart Gold/Soul Silver)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Gyarados from the Heart Gold/Soul Silver set. This is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 130. It has a x2 weakness to electric type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a retreat cost of 3 colorless energy cards. Once again Gyarados doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have two moves, the first move is called Hydro Splash and this move does 50 damage for 3 energy cards, 1 water and 2 colorless. Gyarados's second move is called Hyper Beam and this move does 80 damage for 4 energy cards, two each of water and colorless and it also lets you discard an energy card from the defending Pokemon. As far as strategy goes I would recommend setting Gyarados up on the bench first before putting it into play since more than likely Magikarp won't be any good at all. I would suggest putting 4 energy cards on it before you put it into your active Pokemon spot because then you can just start using Hyper Beam right away and then discard an energy card from the opponent's Pokemon every turn and one energy card a turn can make a huge difference in the amount of damage the defending Pokemon can do especially if it is towards the end of the game and they are running out of energy cards. I would rate this card a 4 out of 5 because it has a very high hp for a stage 1 card, 1 average move, and a very good move that can disrupt your opponent's strategy but this move takes time to use, the only downfall with this card is that it doesn't have any effects or powers that it can use, if it would have I would have gave it a 5 out of 5. So thanks for reading today's review of Gyarados from Heart Gold/Soul Silver stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Hitmontop from Heart Gold/Soul Silver.