Monday, December 20, 2010
Pokemon Card of the Day: Hypno (Heart Gold/Soul Silver)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Hypno from the Heart Gold/Soul Silver set. This is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to psychic Pokemon, no resistance type, and a 2 colorless energy card retreat cost. Hypno's Poke-Power is called Sleep Pendulum and this power lets you once per turn flip a coin and if it is heads the defending Pokemon is asleep. Hypno's only move is called Psychic Shot and for 3 energy cards, 1 psychic and 2 colorless, it does 30 damage plus 10 damage to each of your opponent's benched Pokemon. So as far as strategy goes I would definitely keep Hypno on your bench at all times so you can have a 50% chance of making the defending Pokemon asleep, also this card would be good in a spread damage type deck the only problem I have with Psychic Shot however is that it has a steep energy cost. Because of this I would only rate this card a 3 out of 5. The move is okay, I wish it would have been only two energy cards for its move and its Poke-Power would have been more deadly but overall it is average because if either of those things I just suggested were true with this card it would be extremely powerful and a staple in any psychic deck out there. So thanks for reading today's review of Hypno from Heart Gold/Soul Silver, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Lapras from the same set.