Thursday, February 24, 2011
Pokemon Card of the Day: Heatran (Legends Awakened)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Heatran from the Legends Awakened set. This is a basic, fire type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100. It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost. Its Poke-Power is called Flash Fire and it says that once per turn you can move a fire energy card from one of your Pokemon to Heatran. Heatran's only move is called Magma Storm and requires 4 energy cards, two each of fire and colorless and does 40 damage plus 20 more damage for each energy card you discard so if you discard all energy cards attached to Heatran required to do this move you could do 120 damage which should knock out most basic and stage 1 Pokemon. As far as strategy goes I would prefer this card to be in a mostly fire type deck so there are more fire energy cards available for use. I would keep this card on my bench continuously adding energy cards to it throughout the game and also adding energy cards to my other benched Pokemon so towards the end of the game or after a dozen or so turns you could move Heatran into your active Pokemon spot and then utilize its Poke-Power and then be able to move two fire energy cards onto Heatran per turn, that way you could potentially do 80 damage per turn every turn and knock out most Pokemon in two turns. I would also recommend using a card that allows you to retrieve energy cards from the discard pile that way you can do more damage with Magma Storm without the worry of running out of cards in your deck or not having enough energy cards for your remaining Pokemon. I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating because even though Magma Storm can do major damage it takes quite awhile to be able to do that amount of damage and at the same time its Poke-Power is good but I wish Heatran could move more than 1 energy card to it per turn. It is good for loading up some energy cards on it and knocking out that one powerful Pokemon of your opponents. But make sure you take a look at this card's retreat cost and hp before putting too many of these into your deck. So thanks for reading today's review of Heatran from the Legends Awakened set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Kingdra from the same set.