Monday, January 31, 2011
Pokemon Card of the Day: Scizor (Majestic Dawn)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Scizor from the Majestic Dawn set, this is a stage 1, metal type Pokemon card with an hp of 90. It has a +30 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon 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 Special Blow and for one metal energy card Scizor does 30 damage to the defending Pokemon unless the defending Pokemon has any special energy cards attached to it then it does 80 damage instead of 30. Scizor's second move is called X-Scissor and for 3 energy cards, 1 metal and 2 colorless, it does 50 damage plus forty more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin. So as far as strategy goes there is no reason to keep this card on your bench when you have it since it doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body it is a strong attacker so you should have it in your active Pokemon spot, I would use X-Scissor every move unless the defending Pokemon has any special energy cards to it. I foresee Special Blow mainly frightening your opponent since if they do have any special energy cards in their hand or they need to use them for any Pokemon they might not do that so they don't get knocked out really fast, so Special Blow can definitely ruin a person's strategy if they depend on special energy cards. I would give this card a 4 out of 5 because this card has the capability of doing large amounts of damage and it can alter your opponent's strategy but at the same time if your opponent doesn't use special energy cards or you aren't very lucky and never flip heads this card won't be too great, but it does have a low retreat cost so if you do get in trouble you can retreat it. So thanks for reading today's review of Scizor from the Majestic Dawn set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Torterra from the same set.