Sunday, January 16, 2011

Pokemon Card of the Day: Phione Holo (Majestic Dawn)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Phione from the Majestic Dawn set, this is a basic, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 60. It has a +10 weakness to electric type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Phione doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have two moves, the first move is called Evolution Wish and this move requires one colorless energy card and lets you search your deck for a card that evolves from one of your Pokemon and put it onto that Pokemon. Its second move is called Water Pulse and this move does 30 damage for two water energy cards, besides doing the damage, Phione also makes the defending Pokemon asleep. So as far as strategy goes I could definitely see using Phione in just about any deck since Evolution Wish only requires 1 colorless energy card, and I would for sure use at least 1 or 2 in a water type deck because you could evolve a Pokemon the first turn and then the second turn you could use Water Pulse which does good damage for 2 energy cards and then put the defending Pokemon asleep and then the next turn either retreat Phione for that evolved Pokemon, or you could use Evolution Wish again to get a Stage 2 Pokemon in play right away. No matter what you do this is definitely one of the better starter Pokemon cards out there, I would give this card a 5 out of 5 because it is such a great basic Pokemon card, it has average hp, a low retreat cost, and the ability to do special conditions, damage, and evolve your bench Pokemon for no more than two energy cards. So thanks for reading today's review of Phione from the Majestic Dawn set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Rotom from the same set.

6 comments:

jerayjay said...

Ya wow this card is a necessary in a deck so that you can evolve one of ur best pokemon right away. And since it's a colorless energy to use that move it could kind of be a scapegoat as well

eric said...

This can be used to stall your opponent and make your pokemon stronger at the same time.

Namurashi said...

I'd use it as a lead just like the way, and the way you stated in the review, I use Spiritomb from Advent of Arceus in my current deck to get all my evolutions out quickly. It stinks that it doesn't have any pokepowers because that could really help it stall longer but that would probably make it too powerful a starter like Sableye. Also, it's a pretty good card since it has a pretty high HP than most basics and a really nice 2x Energy attack for a sleep. Great review PrimetimePokemon! Keep up the great work dude.

-Namurashi

dunno said...

very nice card review, you dedicate your time to this so much! Your reviews help me to make Decks

KameloxYx said...

I would probably use water pulse before evolution wish just to keep it alive to use evolution wish next turn.
Ps, primetime are you still looking for a charizard star?

PrimetimePokemon said...

@KameloxYX yes I am looking for a mint condition one