Friday, January 21, 2011
Pokemon Card of the Day: Espeon (Majestic Dawn)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Espeon from the Majestic Dawn set. This is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card with an hp of 80. It has a +20 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Espeon's Poke-Body is called Sunlight Veil and says that each of your Pokemon that evolves from Eevee gets +20 hp. And Espeon's only move is called Morning Sun which does the standard 60 damage for 3 energy cards, in Espeon's case it requires 1 psychic and 2 colorless energy cards. Besides doming the damage you may move an energy card from Espeon to one of your benched Pokemon. As far as strategy goes if you are using more than one Espeon in your deck or another Eevee-evolution in your deck it would only make sense to have Espeon in your deck so that that other Eevee evolution would have 20 more hp. The only time you would want to move an energy card from Espeon to a benched Pokemon when using Morning Sun would be if Espeon is going to be knocked out the next turn or you plan on retreating Espeon the next turn that way you can presumably place that energy card on the Pokemon you are bringing into your active Pokemon spot that next turn. I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating, I do like its Poke-Body but you would have to use this card with at least a dual type deck or just use this card for its Poke-Body and not be able to attack with it at all. I also like its low retreat cost and hp of 100 with its Poke-Body but I wish this card would have had an attack that required less than 3 energy cards. So thanks for reading today's review of Espeon from the Majestic Dawn set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Hippowdon from the same set.