Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Pokemon Card of the Day: Deoxys (Call of Legends)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Deoxys from the Call of Legends set. This is actually the second card in the set but the first card I haven't reviewed in the set, since there are so many reprint cards in this set I won't have to review that many of the cards since I've reviewed them before. So getting on with the review, Deoxys is a basic, psychic type Pokemon card with an hp of 80. It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. This card is pretty boring overall, it doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body and only has one move called Cell Storm which takes three Psychic energy cards and does 60 damage. Besides doing the damage you need to discard two Psychic energy cards from Deoxys and then you also can remove up to 6 damage counters. So as far as strategy goes I wouldn't even consider using this card at all unless you have some way to get energy cards on Deoxys faster than one energy card per turn otherwise this card will be of no use because it is a basic Pokemon that doesn't evolve and its only move requires 3 energy cards which will take awhile to get and then once you do get 3 energy cards on this card you have to take two off right away again. So this card wouldn't be a starter Pokemon for your deck but like I said earlier if you have someway of getting energy cards on faster this card may be a possibility because of its ability to remove 6 damage counters so it should be able to last quite awhile if you can use Cell Storm every turn. I would rate this card a 3 out of 5, I was thinking about rating it lower but this card does have some possibility and if you use it right it could be very unstoppable, so this card definitely has some potential and look for trainers/supporters/Poke-Powers/Poke-Bodies that can get more than one energy card on Deoxys a turn, preferably from the discard pile, and this card could be a 5 out of 5. So thanks for reading today's review of Deoxys from the Call of Legends set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Dialga from the same set.


Kim said...

Nice review. I think this should get less than 3 out of 5 since it takes 3 turns to set up and It will get KO but Gengar (SF or Prime) easily.

Hans said...

has call of legends been released?sorry if thats a stupid quiestion, but i never look at release dates.

Anonymous said...

@Hans yes, it was released today