Sunday, April 3, 2011
Pokemon Card of the Day: Infernape (Stormfront)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Infernape from the Stormfront set. This is a stage 2, fire type Pokemon card with an hp of 120. It has a +30 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, and no resistance type or retreat cost. Its Poke-Power is called Blaze Dance which says that when you play Infernape from your hand to evolve one of your Pokemon you may flip a coin and if heads search your deck for up to four fire energy cards and attach them to your Pokemon in any way you like. Infernape's first move is called Close Combat and for two colorless energy cards, Infernape does 60 damage but unfortunately the next turn any damage done to Infernape is increased by 30. Infernape's second move is called Spreading Fire and for four energy cards, two each of fire and colorless, Infernape does 80 damage, however when you use this move you must discard two fire energy cards attached to Infernape and when you discard them you may do 20 damage to each of your opponent's benched Pokemon. As far as strategy goes, you could definitely move Infernape into play as soon as you get it in your hand, if you can evolve it in play, because you have a 50% chance of being able to get four energy cards on Infernape right away and then by able to use Spreading Fire the same turn. I would recommend including a Pokemon that also does some spread damage like Infernape does, and also a Pokemon or Supporter that allows you to retrieve fire energy cards from your discard pile so you can reuse the ones you discarded from Spreading Fire. I would give this card a four out of 5 rating because it is quite good, I didn't like Close Combat since it increases your opponent's attacking power the next turn but you can always retreat Infernape for free if it gets too much damage on it, so you should be able to use Spreading Fire at least once and Close Combat once so you should be able to knock out one Pokemon for sure every time you use this card. So thanks for reading today's review of Infernape from Stormfront, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of steel type Magnezone from the same set.