Monday, March 7, 2011

Pokemon Card of the Day: Cradily (Legends Awakened)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Cradily from the Legends Awakened set, this is a stage 2, grass type Pokemon with an hp of 120. It has a +30 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Like Bellossom from yesterday, this card does not have a Poke-Power or a Poke-Body but it does have two moves. Its first move is called Drain Down which takes one grass energy card and does 30 damage. Besides doing the damage you can switch the defending Pokemon with one of your opponent's benched Pokemon before doing the damage, if you then knock out that Pokemon you may remove all damage counters from Cradily. Cradily's second move is called Acid and does 50 damage for three energy cards, one grass and two colorless. Also when performing this move the defending Pokemon can't retreat during their next turn. As far as strategy goes I would definitely want to use this card with a spread damage type deck, I would take my time getting Cradily into play and while taking my time getting damage on some of my opponent's basic benched Pokemon, so when I would get Cradily into the active Pokemon spot I could knock that Pokemon out and then remove all damage from Cradily thus making Cradily last very long and be able to knock out just about every Pokemon on your opponent's bench that already had some significant damage on it. I would also give this card a 3 out of 5 just like the Bellossom from yesterday, I like how this card can switch in the opponent's Pokemon you want and be able to remove damage from itself without trainers but I don't like the fact it has a high retreat cost and that Cradily's second move only does 50 damage for 3 energy cards instead of the average 60 damage. So thanks for reading today's review of Cradily from the Legends Awakened set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Crawdaunt from the same set.