Thursday, January 20, 2011
Pokemon Card of the Day: Empoleon (Majestic Dawn)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Empoleon from the Majestic Dawn set. I actually used this card in one of the decks I made on YouTube, you can CLICK HERE to watch that video. Anyways, Empoleon is a stage 2, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 130. It has a +30 weakness to Electric type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Empoleon doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have two moves, the first move is called Dual Splash and this move requires 2 energy cards, one each of colorless and water and does 30 damage to two of your opponent's Pokemon. Empoleon's second move is called Surf Together and this move requires 3 energy cards, 2 water and 1 colorless, and does 50 damage plus 10 more damage for each benched Pokemon you have, so at a maximum this move can do 100 damage for 3 energy cards. But at the same time when you use this move you have to flip a coin and if you get a tails you have to do 10 damage to each of your benched Pokemon. As far as strategy goes it is pretty straightforward, the reason I used this card in my deck was because it is so powerful, I especially liked using Dual Splash if my opponent had mostly basic Pokemon on their bench that way I could knock out most of them in two turns and then I would make sure my bench was full all the time so I could do 100 damage for only 3 energy cards and 100 damage will knock out every Pokemon out there in two moves so it is especially dominant but I usually used Dual Splash unless the defending Pokemon was capable of doing a very strong move then I wanted to get rid of that Pokemon as soon as possible. I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating because it has a high hp, low retreat cost, and the ability to do a lot of damage for few energy cards. It can be a spread damage type card and at the same time a powerful one hit KO Pokemon. So thanks for reading today's review of Empoleon from the Majestic Dawn set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Espeon from the same set.