Saturday, April 9, 2011

Pokemon Card of the Day: Bronzong (Stormfront)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Bronzong from the Stormfront set. This is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card with an hp of 90. It has a +20 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fire type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Bronzong's Poke-Power is called Cycler and it says that once per turn you may choose a card from your hand and put it on top of your deck, if you do this you may search your deck for two energy cards and put them into your hand. Besides the Poke-Power, Bronzong has two moves, the first move is called Strange Spin and for two colorless energy cards, one each of psychic and colorless, Bronzong does 20 damage plus 40 more damage and confuses the defending Pokemon, if you and your opponent have the same number of cards in your hands. Bronzong's other move is called Heavy Potential and takes three energy cards, one psychic and two colorless, and does 10 damage to each of your opponent's benched Pokemon for each energy card they require for their retreat cost. As far as strategy goes, this card is great in any deck just because of its Poke-Power always allowing you to have energy cards in your hand. Also Heavy Potential is a killer move, especially mid to late in the game, when your opponent may have a full bench full of evolved Pokemon, you can then do 20 or 30 damage to each Pokemon and hopefully knock them out in a few turns. I would give this card a 4 out 5 because it really has a lot of potential to damage your opponent's Pokemon and aid your Pokemon at the same time. I would have gave this card a 5 out of 5 but Bronzong does have a high retreat cost for a stage 1, and if you do want to use Heavy Potential more than 1 or 2 times you'll have to be careful not to get knocked out. So thanks for reading today's review of Bronzong from the Stormfront set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Cherrim from the same set.