Thursday, March 17, 2011

Pokemon Card of the Day: Jirachi (Legends Awakened)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Jirachi from the Legends Awakened set. This is a basic, metal type Pokemon card, with an hp of 70. It has a +20 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. It doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have two moves, the first move is called One Desire and for no energy cards it lets you search your deck for any 1 card and put it on top of your deck. Jirachi's second move is called Doom Desire and for two metal energy cards you can no matter what knock out the defending Pokemon at the end of your opponent's next turn but after you use this move you have to discard all energy cards attached to Jirachi. As far as strategy goes you'll have to use this card in a metal type deck since Doom Desire requires metal energy I would wait and use this card until later in the game when I have two energy cards attached to it, then I would switch it into the active Pokemon spot and have it go against a Pokemon with a massive hp that way I could use Doom Desire and for sure knock it out the next turn, but the only bad thing about this card is that with only 70 hp it won't be able to use Doom Desire again especially since you'll have to wait a turn or two to use it again, my suggestion would be to either let it get knocked out and have other Jirachi's in your deck or if it does survive retreat it to your bench by using one energy card and then try and get two more metal energy cards on it later in the game. I would rate this card a 4 out of 5 because it is one of the only cards I know of that is guaranteed to knock out any Pokemon in one turn and it only costs two energy cards to do so. Again Jirachi's hp could be better but these kinds of Legendary Pokemon usually have low hp and I also with Doom Desire would let you attach more energy cards to it at once and then only have to discard two energy cards when you use Doom Desire instead of all the cards attached to it. So thanks for reading today's review of Jirachi from the Legends Awakened set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Kyogre from the same set.

4 comments:

tristian said...

sweet!!

Lokey said...

Effects get cancelled if opponent retreats. Unless you're fighting against a 4-5 retreat cost pokemon, doom desire is pointless.

pokemanpokeman said...

awesome!!!

Joshua Sever said...

It says the defending pokemon at the end of the opponents next turn, its not targeting a specific pokemon. its whatever is out there at the end of the opponents next turn.