Friday, February 11, 2011
Pokemon Card of the Day: Groudon (Call of Legends)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Groudon from the Call of Legends set. This is a basic, fighting type Pokemon, with an hp of 100. It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a retreat cost of 4 colorless energy cards. Like the past Call of Legends cards I've reviewed this card doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body and it only has one move called Volcano Stomp which takes 4 fighting energy cards and does 80 damage but you have to flip a coin when you use this move and if you get a heads you may remove the top 4 cards of your opponent's deck but if you get a tails you have to discard the top 4 cards of your deck. As far as strategy goes I would recommend keeping Groudon on your bench until it has 3 or 4 energy cards on it that way you can use it right away when you put it into your active Pokemon spot. And since this is a basic Pokemon there is no reason to put it into play before you can attack since you can't evolve this card into anything. I would make sure and have a strategy in my deck which utilizes my discard pile so if I did get a tails when I used Volcano Stomp I would more than likely be able to get them back into my deck or hand by using a supporter/trainer card. Also I would include other Pokemon in my deck which have moves that make my opponent discard cards, that way I could win the game by having my opponent run out of cards in their deck. I would rate this card a 3 out of 5 because it is a pretty decent Pokemon card. I definitely like the fact you can make your opponent discard a large amount of cards but I dislike the fact that Groudon's retreat cost is the same number of energy cards as its move, so if you retreat it it will take a long time to be able to use it again. So thanks for reading today's review of Groudon from the Call of Legends, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Ho-Oh from the same set.