Sunday, March 27, 2011
Pokemon Card of the Day: Torkoal (Legends Awakened)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Torkoal from the Legends Awakened set. This is a basic, fire type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80. It has a +20 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Its Poke-Body is called White Smoke and says that as long as Torkoal is your active Pokemon your benched Pokemon cannot be affected by any effects of attacks. Torkoal's only move is called Black Soot which does 30 damage for two energy cards, one each of fire and colorless. Plus when performing this move you may flip a coin and if it is heads the defending Pokemon is now burned and paralyzed. As far as strategy goes I would recommend using this card in a fire type deck where special conditions play a big part since this card issues two special conditions at once. Also if your opponent tries to spread damage you can put this card into the active Pokemon spot to eliminate that strategy of your opponents. I would give this card a three out of five because it is quite average, I like that it only requires two energy cards for its move and that it does two special conditions but its hp isn't too great for a Pokemon that is somewhat slow and I wish its Poke-Body could be in affect even when Torkoal is on the bench, not just when it is the active Pokemon. So thanks for reading today's review of Torkoal from the Legends Awakened set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Unown ! from the same set.