Friday, January 14, 2011

Pokemon Card of the Day: Mewtwo (Majestic Dawn)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Mewtwo from the Majestic Dawn set. This is a basic, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to Psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Mewtwo doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have three moves, the first move is called Energy Absorption and doesn't require any energy cards and allows you to search your discard pile for up to 2 energy cards and attach them to Mewtwo. Mewtwo's second move is called Recover and this move allows you to remove 6 damage counters from Mewtwo by discarding a Psychic energy card attached to Mewtwo and this move requires one Psychic energy card in order to use it. Mewtwo's only move that does some damage is called Psyburn and does the standard 60 damage for 3 energy cards, 2 psychic, and 1 colorless. As far as strategy goes this is a card you would want to be able to use a little later in the game when some of your Pokemon have been knocked out so there are some energy cards in the discard pile. That way you can just move Mewtwo from your bench to your hand without any energy cards on it and then use Energy Absorption and get two energy cards from the discard pile instead of wasting two turns to put energy cards on Mewtwo from your hand. You can then use Psyburn the next turn and if Mewtwo is close to feinting you can use Recover and get 2/3 of its health back. I would give this card a 4 out of 5 because this card plus Mewtwo Lv. X would be very dominant. This card is very quick and a good way to recover energy cards from the discard pile and yet is capable of doing a fair amount of damage. So thanks for reading today's review of Mewtwo from the Majestic Dawn set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Palkia from the same set.


Namurashi said...

Awesome review! It's great to see what you think about the card. I've always liked Mewtwo myself and I just love how this one looks. Your strategy would be the same as mine going after a pokemon that had already gotten KO'd and using it as a catalyst for Mewtwo Lv. X with it's moves. After getting an energy absorb off you can level up and use Giga drain, then run another energy absorption. I can't wait for Palkia's review. It's one of my favorite pokemon. Keep up the good work!


PrimetimePokemon said...

@Namurashi thanks for your insights and I'll definitely keep the reviews coming.

Nokia Sojiro said...

This card reminds me very much of the Rockets' Mewtwo card from Gym Challenge.
In a way, this one is a much better card, as its healing abilities are far superior to the Juxtapose of Rocket's Mewtwo.
It was still fun as crazy to give your opponent all of your damage though.

andrew said...

This review is really good. Mewtwo is always usually good card. Keep up the good work man:)

dunno said...

awesome man! you work SO hard for your fans!