Sunday, January 2, 2011
Pokemon Card of the Day: Poliwrath (Unleashed)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Poliwrath from the Unleashed set, this is a stage 2, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 130. It has a x2 weakness to electric type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Poliwrath doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but like many other Pokemon lately it has two moves, the first move is called Steamroll which takes one each of water and colorless energy cards and does 40 damage to the defending Pokemon plus 20 damage to one of your opponent's benched Pokemon. Poliwrath's second move is called Dynamic Punch and this move requires 3 energy cards, one water and two colorless, and does 60 damage plus makes the defending Pokemon confused and adds 40 more damage to the attack if you get a heads when you flip a coin. As far as strategy goes I would definitely suggest using this card if you are trying to spread damage since you can do 20 damage a turn to benched Pokemon and since Poliwrath has 130 hp you should be able to use this move at least 3 times before being knocked out, but if you are just going for a straight out power strategy I would use Dynamic Punch every turn which will more than likely knock out most stage 1 Pokemon and some stage 2 Pokemon if you flip a heads and the defending Pokemon is confused when trying to attack. I would rate this card a 3 out of 5 because even though it has a good hp and moves it has too high of a retreat cost to make it super powerful, but overall it is a good card and one to consider when making a water themed deck. So thanks for reading today's review of Poliwrath from the Unleashed set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Roserade from the same set.