Saturday, April 30, 2011
Pokemon Card of the Day: Emboar (Black and White)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Emboar. This is a stage 2, fire type Pokemon, and it is the final evolution of the starter Pokemon Tepig. It has an hp of 150, a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a retreat cost of four colorless energy cards. Emboar doesn't have any ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Heat Crash and does 50 damage for three energy cards, one fire and two colorless. Emboar's second move is called Flare Blitz which does 150 damage for four energy cards, two each of fire and colorless. However when you use this move you have to discard all fire energy attached to Emboar. As far as strategy goes, I would recommend using Flare Blitz as often as you can. To do this I would have this card in a deck with at least one other type of Pokemon in it so you would only have to discard two energy cards every time you use Flare Blitz. I would also suggest finding ways to be able to attach more than one energy card per turn to this Pokemon so you could use Flare Blitz every turn instead of every two turns. Regardless this Pokemon should be able to knock out most Pokemon it faces in one turn. I would rate this card a 3 out of 5. It was hard for me to decide what to rate this card, the good things about Emboar is its high hp and high attack power of Flare Blitz. But it has many negatives, it has an extremely high retreat cost, no resistance, and its first move doesn't do as much damage as it should. So I would rate it an average card overall unless you can get more than one energy cards on Emboar per turn. So thanks for reading today's review of Emboar from the Black and White set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Darmanitan from the same set.