Saturday, February 12, 2011
Pokemon Card of the Day: Ho-oh (Call of Legends)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Ho-Oh from the Call of Legends set. This is a basic, fire type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100. It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a 3 colorless energy card retreat cost. Once again this card doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but unlike the other Call of Legends cards I've reviewed this card has two moves. Its first move is called Combustion and for 3 energy cards, 2 colorless and one fire, Combustion does 50 damage. Ho-Oh's second move is called Scorching Wing and does 100 damage for 5 energy cards, 3 fire and 2 colorless. Besides doing the damage, you have to flip a coin when you use this move, if you get a tails you have to discard all fire energy cards attached to Ho-Oh. As far as strategy goes this is another card I would recommend keeping on the bench until it has at least 3 energy cards on it, since it is a basic type Pokemon there is no reason to put this card into play before it can attack. I would actually use Combustion more than Scorching Wing, the only time I would use Scorching Wing would be when I could knock out the defending Pokemon in one turn with that move. I would give this card a 2 out of 5 because I really don't like basic, legendary Pokemon that much since they always require so much energy for its first move, and Ho-Oh's first move is worse than average only doing 50 damage for 3 energy cards instead of 60. And Ho-oh's second move requires way too much energy cards and if you're using an all fire or mostly fire type deck and flip a tails you are going to lose all of the energy cards on Ho-Oh. So thanks for reading today's review of Ho-Oh from the Call of Legends set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Kyogre from the same set.