Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Pokemon Card of the Day: Drifblim (Stormfront)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Drifblim from the Stormfront set. This is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90. It has a +20 weakness to darkness type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to colorless Pokemon, and free retreat costs. Once again, this card does not have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have three moves just like Drapion from yesterday. Drifblim's first two moves require no energy cards at all, its first move is called Delivery and lets you put any one card from your discard pile into your hand, and its second move lets you search your deck for up to two basic Pokemon and put them on your bench and then search your deck for 2 basic energy cards to attach one to each of the Pokemon you just placed there. Driblim's only move that requires energy cards is Ominous Wind which takes two energy cards, one each of psychic and colorless, and does 40 damage and if you get a heads when you flip a coin, the defending Pokemon is confused and can't retreat during the next turn. As far as strategy goes, I would recommend keeping Drifblim at least on your bench the whole game, at times I would move it into play, and try and do Ominous Wind first to see if you confuse the defending Pokemon, then I would use one of the moves that doesn't require any energy the next turn. Or you could use Ominous Wind and the next turn, retreat Drifblim out to use a Pokemon that can easily knock out the defending Pokemon. I would rate this card a 5 out of 5 because it can help you so much throughout the entire span of the game. Since it has free retreat costs it can move in and out of the active Pokemon spot at will and it can do a plethora of things, from getting basic Pokemon on your bench and attaching energy cards to these Pokemon, it can get basically any other card in your hand, and it can do damage and inflict special conditions on the defending Pokemon. So thanks for reading today's review of Drifblim from the Stormfront set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Machamp from the same set.