Saturday, April 2, 2011
Pokemon Card of the Day: Empoleon (Stormfront)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Empoleon from the Stormfront set. This is a stage 2, metal type Pokemon card with an hp of 130. It has a +30 weakness to electric type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Empoleon's Poke-Power is called Emperor Aura and it says that when you move Empoleon from your hand to evolve one of your Pokemon, your opponent cannot attach any cards to their Pokemon during their next turn. Besides the Poke-Power, Empoleon has two moves, the first move is called Steel Wing and this move does 40 damage for two colorless energy cards and it also reduces the damage done to Empoleon from opponent's attacks the next turn by 20. Empoleon's second move is called Whirlpool and this does the standard 60 damage for three energy cards, 2 colorless and 1 water. Also besides doing the damage you may flip a coin and if it is heads you may remove an energy card from the defending Pokemon. As far as strategy goes I would consider this card more of a defensive type Pokemon, that is why I would guess it is metal type, even though Empoleon has no metal type moves on this card. Depending on how much damage is on Empoleon affects which move you will move, but both will affect your opponent somehow which is great. I could see using this card as an attacker and Pokemon to take some damage for awhile while I set up some big attackers on my bench, since Empoleon can reduce damage done to it and remove energy cards from your opponent's Pokemon, I would try and pair this card with a water type Pokemon that takes awhile to set up and is extremely powerful. I would give this card a 4 out of 5 because it has a plethora of things it can do, it has a Poke-Power and two moves and these two moves not only do damage but also affect the defending Pokemon. The only bad thing about this card would be its weakness to electric type Pokemon, so beware of Luxray GL Lv. X. So thanks for reading today's review of Empoleon from the Stormfront set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Infernape from the same set.