Sunday, February 27, 2011
Pokemon Card of the Day: Mamoswine (Legends Awakened)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Mamoswine from the Legends Awakened set. This is a stage 2, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140. It has a +40 weakness to metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to electric type Pokemon, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost. Mamoswine doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have two moves, the first move is called Ice Fang and requires 3 energy cards, one water, and two colorless, and this move does 40 damage plus it paralyzes and makes the defending Pokemon have one less energy card on it if you get a heads when you flip a coin. Mamoswine's second move is called Charge Through and this move requires four energy cards, three colorless and one fighting and does 60 damage plus 40 more damage and 40 damage to a benched Pokemon if you choose to do 40 damage to Mamoswime. So as far as strategy goes you would want to have this card in a fighting and water type deck, but more than likely you could have a deck of either of the energy cards and just use a special energy card for the energy type you don't have since most of the energy cards required for this card need colorless energy. I would actually prefer to use this card in a spread damage type deck and use Charge Through most turns since it does 40 damage to one of your opponent's benched Pokemon and does 100 damage to the active Pokemon, so you should be able to knock out 3 Pokemon in two turns if everything works out the way it should. I would make sure to include some way to heal Mamoswine in your deck since you don't want to retreat it because of its high retreat costs. I would give this card a 5 out of 5 because it can do major damage and spread it around at the same time. Also it can prevent the defending Pokemon from attacking if you get a heads when using Ice Fang. I really like its high hp of 140, the only knock on this card is that it is slow and it has a high retreat cost but I think this card has the potential to knock out many Pokemon very quickly so it is definitely worth it to use this card in your deck. So thanks for reading today's review of Mamoswine from the Legends Awakened set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Politoed from the same set.