Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Pokemon Card of the Day: Giratina (Legends Awakened)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Giratina from the Legends Awakened set. This is a basic, psychic type Pokemon card with an hp of 100. It has a x2 weakness to dark type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to colorless Pokemon, and a 3 colorless energy card retreat cost. Giratina doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have two moves, the first move is called Shadow Force and for 2 energy cards, one each of psychic and colorless, Giratina does 20 damage to one of your opponent's benched Pokemon and if you get a heads when you flip a coin all effects of an attack are prevented from Giratina the next turn. Giratina's second move is called Brutal Edge which requires 4 energy cards, two each of colorless and psychic, and does 50 damage plus 10 more damage for each damage counter on the defending Pokemon. So as far as strategy goes I would try and use Brutal Edge as often as possible since in two moves it can do 150 damage which will knock out pretty much all Pokemon. I would only use Shadow Force if you fear Giratina would be knocked out the next turn or your deck is based around spread damage and you have a move that does damage to each benched Pokemon that has damage on it that way you could take a few turns and do 20 damage to each of your opponent's benched Pokemon. I would rate this card a 4 out of 5 because both moves do quite a bit of damage, the only bad thing is that this card is a basic Pokemon and it requires 4 energy cards so you'll need to keep Giratina on your bench for awhile before using it. So thanks for reading today's review of Giratina from the Legends Awakened set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of the first card in the Call of Legends set.

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