Thursday, March 31, 2011

Pokemon Card of the Day: Vileplume (Legends Awakened)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Vileplume from the Legends Awakened set. This is a stage 2, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 120. It has a +30 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Its Poke-Power is called Energy Reaction and once per turn when you attach an energy card to Vileplume the defending Pokemon is either Poisoned or put Asleep. If you put a psychic energy card on Vileplume the defending Pokemon is poisoned, a grass means it is asleep. Vileplume's only move is called Disturbing Pollen which does 60 damage for 3 energy cards, 1 psychic and two colorless. Besides doing the damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin your opponent can't use any trainer, supporter, or stadium cards from their hand the next turn. So as far as strategy goes I would recommend using this card in a psychic and/or grass type deck so you can utilize its Poke-Power and always have the defending Pokemon affected by a special condition. Once they are effected by a special condition I would use Disturbing Pollen and hope to get a heads so they can't remove the special condition on it. I would also try and attach energy cards to Vileplume while it is on the bench so you can affect the defending Pokemon from your bench, I would also try and find cards that allow you to move one energy card from one Pokemon to another so that you could potentially attach all your energy cards onto Vileplume first then onto the other Pokemon. I would give this card a four out of five rating because of its ability to inflict special conditions from the bench and then when this card is in the active Pokemon spot you can make your opponent suffer the whole time unless they want to retreat and waste energy cards. So thanks for reading today's review of Vileplume from the Legends Awakened set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Dusknoir from the Stormfront set.

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