Monday, March 14, 2011

Pokemon Card of the Day: Forretress (Legends Awakened)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Forretress from the Legends Awakened set. This is a stage 1, metal type Pokemon card with an hp of 90. It has a +20 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Forretress's Poke-Body is called Iron Shell which says that whenever you attach a basic energy card to Forretress you may flip a coin and if it is tails you may put 2 damage counters on each Pokemon both yours and your opponent's. Forretress only has one move which is called Explosion which does 100 damage for four energy cards, two each of metal and colorless. Besides doing the 100 damage, Forretress unfortunately does 40 damage to itself. So as far as strategy goes this card could prosper in a spread damage type deck since it can do 20 damage each turn you attach an energy card to it and you can just keep this card on the bench if you want. Another strategy you could use with this card is to not have very many Pokemon cards on your bench so if you do get a tails you can do more damage to the defending Pokemon than your Pokemon. I would keep this card on your bench most of the time until I get four energy cards on Forretress so you can then move it in at the end of the game but since this card only has 100 hp and Explosion does 40 damage to Forretress per turn you'll only want to use this card if you have one or two prize cards left to get that way you can knock those two Pokemon out and win the game without having to knockout Forretress in the process. I would rate this card a 3 out of 5 because it has the potential to do large amounts of damage but at the same time it will also do large amounts of damage to your own Pokemon including Forretress. So thanks for reading today's review of Forretress from the Legends Awakened set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Groudon from the same set.