Friday, January 7, 2011

Pokemon Card of the Day: Ursaring (Unleashed)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Ursaring from the Unleashed set. This is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon with an hp of 100. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. It doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have two moves just like Tyranitar from yesterday. Ursaring's first move is called Confront which does 20 damage for 1 colorless energy card. Ursaring's second move is called Cross Chop and for 3 colorless energy cards does 50 damage plus 30 more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin. As far as strategy goes since Ursaring doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body there is no reason to keep it on your bench, once you get it into the game it should be in your active Pokemon spot, its first move is a standard move from a basic Pokemon and I have no idea why this weak of a move is on this card, but its second move is quite good, having the possibility to do 80 damage for only 3 energy cards. Compared to Tyranitar's move from yesterday which did a base damage of 40 plus 20 more damage for a heads, this move costs the same and has a 50 base damage and 30 more if heads so the 50 percent risk of being able to do 50 or 80 damage is definitely worth it since if you do 50 one turn and 80 the next it averages out to 65 damage per turn which is good for only 3 energy cards. I would also rate this card a 3 out of 5 though, there just is nothing that stands out about this card, I do like that it is a colorless Pokemon so you can use it with pretty much any deck but with only 100 hp it won't last too long but it can do some damage if you get 3 energy cards on it before you are in the active Pokemon spot. So thanks for reading today's review of Ursaring from the Unleashed set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Cresselia from the Majestic Dawn set.

7 comments:

Radius said...

I go back and forth whether this card is useful for me or not. It's retreat cost is a little high for my tastes (especially with no added poke-power or poke-body).

His HP is nice for a stage 1 pokemon. 3 energy for a possible 80 damage move (definite 50)... I assume Teddiursa would have one or two energy before you play this, so not that bad. Good review again, PTP!

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dunno said...

nice, would you be able to review pikachu star possibly? btw, you truly are the best pack opener on youtube :)

PokeballPro said...

I thought this card is pretty useful considering one colorless energy for 20 damage and 3 colorless for 50 or more damage. Total of 80 damage which is nice. But I think the retreat cost is kinda high, if it was 2, then it would be a very good card, and also the weakness is fighting and i rarely see people using a fighting deck.

Nice Review PrimetimePokemon! Keep it up!

andrew said...

Its really cool that you review all these cards, it helps alot of people(including me). i just want to say to keep it up and your doing a great job:)

PrimetimePokemon said...

@andrew and @dunno thanks to both of you and I can try and review that Pikachu card sometime soon.
@Radius and @PokeballPro thanks for the insights and thanks for reading

pimpcario said...

Well, I could use some Pokemon like this card, with the retreat cost and that, well I have other Pokemon with PokePowers and PokeBodys to bring back those energy so that does not worry me, though I am not a very bif fan of this card.
The artwork does look pretty cool though.