Monday, January 10, 2011
Pokemon Card of the Day: Dialga (Majestic Dawn)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Dialga from the Majestic Dawn set, this is a basic, metal type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100. It has a +20 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Psychic type Pokemon, and a 3 colorless energy card retreat cost. Dialga doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have something called a Type-Enhancing Item which is called Adamant Orb and says that if an active Pokemon has a weakness to metal type Pokemon, Dialga's attacks does 20 damage more than the stated weakness of that Pokemon. Besides the Adamant Orb, Dialga has two moves, the first move is called Time Shift and for one metal energy card you can draw cards until you have six cards in your hand. Dialga's second move is called Diamond Blast and requires two each of metal and colorless energy cards and does 60 damage unless you get a heads when you flip a coin then this move does 80 instead of 60. So as far as strategy goes I would suggest keeping Dialga in your hand just in case your opponent plays a Pokemon that has a metal type weakness then I would move Dialga from your hand to your bench and then to the active Pokemon spot. Dialga's Time Shift move could be an important move later on in the game since it will allow you to get six cards in your hands but what I don't like about that move is that it requires a metal energy card, I would have preferred that move require a colorless energy card that way you could use it in any deck. I would rate this card a 3 out of 5 because it has a good hp for a basic Pokemon, a cool type-enhancing item, and decent moves, I wish Diamond Blast would do 80 damage for sure for four energy cards but at least you don't have to discard any energy cards or damage Dialga at all when you use the move. So thanks for reading today's review of Dialga from the Majestic Dawn set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Kabutops from the same set.