Friday, April 15, 2011
Pokemon Card of the Day: Rapidash (Stormfront)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Rapidash from the Stormfront set. This is a stage 1, fire type Pokemon card with an hp of 80. It has a +20 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and free retreat costs. Rapidash's Poke-Body is called Burning Mane which says that when Rapidash is your active Pokemon, any Pokemon that attacks Rapidash is burned. Besides the Poke-Body, Rapidash has two moves, the first move is called Rear Kick and this move does 30 damage for two colorless energy cards. Rapidash's second move is called Shooting Fire which takes two fire energy cards and does 60 damage to one of your opponent's Pokemon that you choose, but you have to discard two fire energy cards after using this move. As far as strategy goes, I would consider moving this card in and out of the active Pokemon spot since it has free retreat costs, and each turn taking a little damage and then burning the defending Pokemon, I would actually do this every few turns so I could use Shooting Fire every time I moved Rapidash into the active Pokemon spot. It is also important to have someway of retrieving the discarded fire energy cards so you can put them right back on Rapidash. I would give this card a 3 out of 5 because it is somewhat quick with both moves only requiring two energy cards, and it has the possibility of knocking out Pokemon in one hit by using Shooting Fire and I like that it has free retreat costs and an awesome Poke-Body. However I don't like it only has 80 hp which is low for a stage 1 Pokemon. So thanks for reading today's review of Rapidash from the Stormfront set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Roserade from the same set.