Saturday, January 22, 2011

Pokemon Card of the Day: Hippowdon (Majestic Dawn)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Hippowdon from the Majestic Dawn set, this is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 100. It has a +20 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a 3 colorless energy card retreat cost. Hippowdon doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have two moves, the first move called Vacuum Sand doesn't require any energy cards and does 20 damage plus it allows you to search your discard pile for a fighting energy card and attach it to Hippowdon. Hippowdon's second move is called Sand Impact and does 50 damage plus 20 more damage for each heads you get when you flip a coin for each fighting energy cards attached to Hippowdon, this move requires 3 energy cards, 1 fighting and two colorless. As far as strategy goes there is really no reason to keep this card on your bench long since it doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but since it does have a move that doesn't require any energy and that move attaches another energy card to Hippowdon, overall Hippowdon can use Sand Impact quite quickly and I would for sure try to put three fighting energy cards on Hippowdon for Sand Impact so it has a possibility of doing 110 damage per turn for only three energy cards. Overall I would give this card a 3 out of 5, the good things about it are that it has potential for a powerful move since Sand Impact can get lucky and do major damage but at the same time if you're unlucky and don't get any heads you can only do 50 damage for 3 energy cards which isn't good at all. So thanks for reading today's review of Hippowdon from the Majestic Dawn set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Infernape from the same set.


Namurashi said...

I love hippowdon! Although this card, not so much. Sure the free pickup on discarded energy but the fact you have to flip for more damage kind of sucks. All the while you're trying to set up your opponent could be weakening you or worse. Great review. I can't wait for infernape's review. Keep up the great work, I love reading your reviews.

dunno said...

amazing card review primetime!! :D and i am also looking forward to the infernape review!

classichiphopshow said...

This is a great set. Hippowdown is an great card if your lucky with the coin flip :).