Monday, March 21, 2011
Pokemon Card of the Day: Poliwrath (Legends Awakened)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Poliwrath from the Legends Awakened set. This is a stage 2, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130. It has a +30 weakness to electric type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Poliwrath doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have two moves, the first move is called Focus Punch and for one fighting energy card Poliwrath does 60 damage unless Poliwrath was damaged by an attack the last turn, then this move does absolutely nothing. Poliwrath's second move is called Submission and for 3 energy cards, 2 colorless and one fighting, Poliwrath does 90 damage but unfortunately this move does 20 damage to Poliwrath. As far as strategy goes I would hope to use Poliwrath the turn after one of your Pokemon is knocked out so you can then use Focus Punch and do the 60 damage for only one energy card. After that you'll have to use Submission even though it does do damage to Poliwrath with 130 hp it should be able to last at least a few turns without feinting, and if you really wanted to you could always include that Lopunny card that I reviewed a few days ago with this card, so you could retreat Poliwrath after a few turns and remove 10 damage per turn with Lopunny's Poke-Body. I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating because there is nothing special with this card, it can do a major amount of damage but it also has the potential for doing damage to itself or not being able to attack at all. Also make sure you notice both moves from this card require fighting energy even though this is a water type card. It won't be any good if you put this card in a water deck since you won't be able to use it. So thanks for reading today's review of Poliwrath from the Legends Awakened set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Regice from the same set.