Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Pokemon Card of the Day: Heatran Metal Type (Legends Awakened)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Heatran from the Legends Awakened set. This is a basic, metal type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100. It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance, and a 3 colorless energy card retreat cost. Its Poke-Power is called Smelt and it says that once during your turn you may move a metal energy card attached to one of your Pokemon to Heatran. Heatran's only move is called Heavy Metal which requires 3 colorless energy cards and does 40 damage plus 20 more damage for each heads you get when you flip a coin for each metal energy card on Heatran. So in essence this move could do 100 damage for 3 energy cards if all three of those energy cards are metal energy cards and you get 3 heads in a row. As far as strategy goes even though this is a metal type Pokemon you can put it in any deck since it only requires colorless energy cards but at the same time you would want to put it in a deck that there are some metal energy cards in it so you can utilize Heatran's Poke-Power and do more damage with its move. I can see this card showing up later in the game and then moving it on your bench and within a turn or two you could have the three necessary energy cards on it to attack. I would give this card a 3 out of 5 because it is very average, it has decent hp, and a good move that has the possibility of doing at least 100 damage but at the same time, Heatran has a high retreat cost especially for a basic Pokemon so you'll be wasting a lot of energy cards if you do decide to retreat it. So thanks for reading today's review of Heatran from the Legends Awakened set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Jirachi from the same set.