Friday, December 3, 2010

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

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Hitmontop from the Heart Gold/Soul Silver set. This is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 60. It has a x2 weakness to Psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. It doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but like the last few HgSs cards I have reviewed it has two moves. The first move is called Triple Kick and for one fighting energy card this move has a potential damage of 60, for one energy card you can flip 3 coins and for each heads you get it does 20 damage. Hitmontop's other move is called Close Combat and I am familiar with this move from the Lucario Lv. X card I use. This move takes 3 energy cards, one fighting and two colorless and does 60 damage, unfortunately any damage done to Hitmontop during the next turn by your opponent is increased by twenty and since Hitmontop has an hp of only 60 that twenty damage can make a huge difference in being knocked out in one turn or not. So as far as strategy goes I would suggest using Hitmontop in a fighting deck since it is a basic Pokemon that can do high damage fairly quickly, I would actually prefer to use Triple Kick more often than Close Combat since it requires less energy and there is no backlash with Triple Kick. I would only use Close Combat if I knew Hitmontop would be knocked out the following turn regardless or I would be able to knock out the defending Pokemon with a move that does 60 damage. I would rate this card a 3 out of 5 because for a basic Pokemon card it is pretty decent, it can do a fair amount of damage quickly and it has the possibility of doing high damage consistently, the only downside with this card is that you can't evolve it into anything so this is the best it will get. So thanks for reading today's card review of Hitmontop from Heart Gold/Soul Silver stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Ninetales from the same set.

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