Monday, January 17, 2011
Pokemon Card of the Day: Rotom (Majestic Dawn)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Rotom from the Majestic Dawn set. This is a basic, electric type Pokemon card, with an hp of 60. It has a +20 weakness to darkness type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to colorless type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Rotom doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have two moves, the first move is called Dual Trans 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 1 of your Pokemon. Rotom's second move is called Reflect Energy and takes 2 energy cards, one each of electric and colorless and does 30 damage, besides doing the damage you need to move an energy card from Rotom to one of your benched Pokemon. As far as strategy goes you would want to use this card as soon as some energy cards are discarded from play, that way you can move Rotom in, use Dual Trans which doesn't take any energy cards and attach two energy cards to one of you benched Pokemon, then the next turn I would attach another energy card to Rotom so you would have two total on it, then use Reflect Energy and move an energy card from Rotom to the same Pokemon you attached those other two cards to, that way the next turn you can retreat Rotom, move in that Pokemon you attached those 3 energy cards to and then attach one more to have attached 4 energy cards to it in 3 turns. So by having Rotom in play it can speed up stage 2 Pokemon cards which require four or more energy cards to attack, by using Rotom you can cut a turn of waiting out for those powerful Pokemon. I would give this card a 4 out of 5 because it is able to retrieve discarded energy cards and overall it just makes every Pokemon quicker and at the same time can dole out a fair amount of damage for a basic Pokemon. So thanks for reading today's review of Rotom from the Majestic Dawn, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Aerodactyl from the same set.