Saturday, March 12, 2011

Pokemon Card of the Day: Deoxys Speed Forme (Legends Awakened)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is the last of the Deoxys from the Legends Awakened set, this is the Deoxys Speed Forme, if you're looking for the reviews of the other forms check my list of reviews from the link on the top left of this page. Deoxys Speed Forme is a basic, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 70. It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and free retreat costs. Once again this card has the Poke-Power called Form Change that lets this card be switched with whatever other Forme it wants once per turn if that Forme you want is in your deck. Deoxys only has the one move called Speed Shot which takes two colorless energy cards and does 30 damage to one of your opponent's Pokemon. Also this attack isn't effected by any weaknesses, resistances, Poke-Bodies, or Poke-Powers. So as far as strategy goes I would recommend using all the different Forms in your deck and I would really hope to start the game with this card since it only takes two energy cards instead of three and can do damage to benched Pokemon which could knock out weak basic Pokemon in two turns early in the game. I would preferably want to start with Speed Form until I get three energy cards on it and then switch back and forth between the attack and defense forms and then towards the end of the game when there are a lot of energy cards attached to all my opponent's Pokemon I would put in the normal forme. I would rate this card a 4 out of 5 because this is a very average basic Pokemon card move-wise but since it can do damage to benched Pokemon and it needs less energy cards then two of the other forms I will give this card better than an average rating. Also since it has a free retreat cost if you do get in trouble you can switch in this card and retreat it for free. So thanks for reading today's review and all of the Deoxys reviews, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Ditto from the same set.