Saturday, January 29, 2011
Pokemon Card of the Day: Phione (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 70. It has a +10 weakness to electric type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. It doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have two moves, the first move is called Charm which takes one colorless energy card and says that during your opponent's next turn any damage done by attacks from the defending Pokemon is reduced by 20. Phione's second move is called Whirlpool and requires two water energy cards and does 30 damage, plus you may flip a coin and if you get heads you can discard any energy card attached to the defending Pokemon. As far as strategy goes this card is a pretty decent card to be a starting Pokemon in your deck, I like how for one energy card it can reduce the opponent's attack by twenty, so if you're facing a basic Pokemon they might not be able to attack at all if you use this move. And with Phione's second move, two uses of this in a row will knock out most basic Pokemon and even if it doesn't they might not be able to attack a turn because you can discard an energy card from it, this move is especially useful if you are facing a basic Pokemon that your opponent wants to evolve into a stage 2 card since it will take even longer for them to actually use the moves on the stage 2 card if Phione can remove one energy card per turn, if it gets heads. I would rate this card a 3 out of 5 because in my opinion I think this card is a little worse than the holographic version of Phione from this same set, but it is a good Pokemon to use for a starter in your deck since it has a high hp and can prevent attacks or reduce them from your opponent's Pokemon and you can then set up your benched Pokemon while you're stalling with Phione. So thanks for reading today's review of Phione from the Majestic Dawn set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Plusle from the same set.