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.


Namurashi said...

Great review PrimetimePokemon. Empoleon looks so cool on this card. Apart from the awesome art it's pretty well balanced too, 50 damage is good for 3 energies, and I like that it spreads to the bench. Empoleon's also a pretty good tank with its 130 HP.


Chasepijr said...

Nice job primetime, i love what you do haha.

dunno said...

very goood primetime! :D

alex said...

great job primetime!

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classichiphopshow said...

Looks great in your deck, it's cool how you have two different Empoleons in your deck, I guess it was a hard decision! I do think the Steel type Empoleon from Stormfront is a little better because of Whirlpool and its Pokepower Emperor Aura.