Saturday, December 11, 2010

Pokemon Card of the Day: Houndoom (Undaunted)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Houndoom from the Undaunted set, this is a stage 1, dark type Pokemon card with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Houndoom doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have two moves, the first move is called Fire Counterattack and for one darkness energy card this attack does 20 damage unless there are any fighting type Pokemon in play then this move does 80 damage instead of 20 which is great especially since Houndoom's weakness is fighting type Pokemon and you want to get rid of these Pokemon as soon as possible and by having this card in play it will prevent your opponent from playing any fighting type Pokemon at all because even if that Pokemon is on their bench it will still effect their active Pokemon. Houndoom's second move is called Dark Roar which takes 2 darkness energy cards and does 50 damage plus your opponent has to discard a card from their hand. So as far as strategy goes you'll have to really hope you are facing some fighting type Pokemon so you can do 80 damage every turn but even if you're not Dark Roar is a pretty good move, the only bad thing about this card is that it is a dark type so there aren't that many dark type Pokemon out there so building a really good deck might be a little harder than say using a water or grass type Pokemon. But overall I would give this card a 4 out of 5 because of Dark Roar since it does 50 damage for only two energy cards which is a good amount of damage for only two energy cards and your opponent is forced to discard a card from their hand. So thanks for reading today's review of Houndoom from the Undaunted set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Ampharos from the Heart Gold/Soul Silver set.

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