Tuesday, December 21, 2010

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

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Lapras from the Heart Gold/Soul Silver set. This is a basic, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a 2 colorless energy card retreat cost. Lapras doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have two moves, the first move is called Ice Beam and it requires 2 colorless energy cards and does 20 damage and if you get a heads when you flip a coin the defending Pokemon is now paralyzed. Lapras's second move also requires 2 energy cards this time both water and does 30 damage to any of your opponent's Pokemon of your choice, this move is called Ice Blade. As far as strategy goes there really isn't too much to think about with this card, both moves require the same amount of energy it just depends on what you want to, if the defending Pokemon has 30 damage on it or less I would recommend using Ice Blade, or if one of your opponent's benched Pokemon has an hp of 60 or less I would use Ice Blade, otherwise I would use Ice Beam. I would rate this card a 3 out of 5, nothing excites me about this card at all it doesn't have any moves that stand out to me and everything else on the card is average so that is why I gave it a 3 out of 5. So thanks for reading today's review of Lapras from the Heart Gold/Soul Silver set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Ledian from the same set.

1 comment:

Nintendan said...

Lapras is a basic with a solid 90HP, which is amazing for a basic. Lapras has a x2 weakness to metal which isn't that bad considering that most steel types take a long time to get powered up. However, it has no resistance and a terrible retreat cost of 2.
It's first attack, Ice Beam is a decent start. For 2 energy, you do 20 and a 50/50 chance of paralyzing it. This is going to render the Defending Pokémon useless. It's good for building up damage and keeping the enemy unable to attack.
It's second attack, Ice Blade requires 2 water energy and is a decent sniping attack. You do 30 to an opponent's benched Pokémon. This is good for taking out Steel Pokémon powering up on the bench or Pokémon that have retreated because they are about to get KOed. This move is a great way to take easy prizes and doesn't take along time to power up.
I give Lapras a 3/5 It is capable of sniping and stopping the Defending Pokemon from doing anything. The only thing that lets it down is it's retreat cost.