Thursday, January 6, 2011
Pokemon Card of the Day: Tyranitar (Unleashed)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Tyranitar from the Unleashed set. This is a stage 2, dark type Pokemon with an hp of 140. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Psychic type Pokemon, and a 3 colorless energy card retreat cost. Tyranitar doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have two moves. The first move is called Tail Crush and does 40 damages plus 20 more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin for 3 colorless energy cards. Tyranitar's second move is called Hyper Beam which takes 4 energy cards, 2 each of colorless and dark and does 80 damage plus it allows you to discard an energy card attached to the defending Pokemon. So as far as strategy goes I would try and include cards in my deck that allow you to level up Larvitar and Pupitar quite quickly so you can get to this card quicker and I would definitely only use Hyper Beam, there is absolutely no reason at all to use Tail Crush, I would definitely take the time to get one more energy card on Tyranitar before using it. And with 140 hp Tyranitar should last at least 2 or 3 turns. I would rate this card a 3 out of 5 because it is quite average, its first move doesn't do much at all and has a 50 percent chance of only doing 40 damage for 3 energy cards which is quite weak. I do like its second move since it can discard an energy card from the defending Pokemon but this isn't anything too extraordinary and with a 3 colorless energy card retreat cost it might take awhile to use Tyranitar again if you have to retreat it. So thanks for reading today's review of Tyranitar from the Unleashed set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Ursaring from the same set.