Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Pokemon Card of the Day: Torterra (Majestic Dawn)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Torterra from the Majestic Dawn set, this is a stage 2, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 140. It has a +30 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a 4 colorless energy card retreat cost. It doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have two powerful moves, the first move is called Earthquake and for two colorless energy cards Torterra does 60 damage but unfortunately this move also does 10 damage to each of your benched Pokemon. Torterra's second move is called Frenzy Plant and for four energy cards, two each of colorless and grass, Torterra does 100 damage but you can't use this move twice in a row. So as far as strategy goes I would recommend using Frenzy Plant as often as you can since it can one hit KO a lot of Pokemon and if you use Frenzy Plant one turn and Earthquake the next move it will do 160 damage in two moves which will knock out pretty much everything. The only bad thing about this card is that Earthquake does damage to your own Pokemon so you can use a Pokemon that removes damage from your own Pokemon or use a lot of trainers and supporters that remove damage or you could just not have very many Pokemon on your bench so you reduce the amount of bad damage Earthquake does. Also Frenzy Plant requires a lot of energy cards so you'll have to either stock up Torterra with energy cards on your bench or devise a way to get more than one energy cards on Torterra per turn. I would rate this card a 4 out of 5 because it has great moves and it can do a lot of damage with both of its moves, what's holding it back from getting a 5 is that it has such a high retreat cost and that it does damage to its own Pokemon but other than that I do like how Earthquake doesn't require a specific type of energy cards and that Torterra has a high hp so it should be able to do Frenzy Plant at least once. So thanks for reading today's review of Torterra from the Majestic Dawn set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Toxicroak from the same set.