Monday, April 25, 2011
Pokemon Card of the Day: Reshiram (Black and White)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Reshiram from the Black and White set. This is a super-rare card from the set, it reflects the Legend look from the Heart Gold/Soul Silver sets but it isn't a level up Pokemon or anything like that, this card is played like any other basic Pokemon. So Reshiram is a basic, fire type Pokemon, with an hp of 130. It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. One change with the Black and White cards are that Pokemon no longer have Poke-Bodies or Poke-Powers but have Abilities, this card doesn't have an Ability but I just wanted to make you aware of what abilities were. Reshiram does have two moves, the first move is called Outrage which does 20 damage for two colorless energy cards, plus it does 10 more damage for each damage counter on Reshiram so it could potentially do 140 damage for only two energy cards if Reshiram is only 10 damage away from being knocked out. Reshiram's second move is called Blue Flare which does 120 damage for three energy cards, two fire and one colorless. However you have to discard two fire energy cards attached to Reshiram after the move. As far as strategy goes since this is a basic Pokemon card you can put it on your bench right away and I would recommend putting it into the active Pokemon spot as soon as you get two energy cards on it so you can use Outrage and if you move it into play earlier in the game it has the potential to get more damage on it so Outrage will do more damage each turn. So I would do Outrage first, then use Blue Flare, and then go to Outrage the next turn since you won't be able to do Blue Flare more than once at a time because you have to discard energy cards, I would also make sure to include a card in the deck to retrieve these discarded energy cards from the discard pile and put them back into your hand or deck. I would give this card a 4 out of 5 because it is quite good. It has a high hp and the potential to do massive amounts of damage, especially when Reshiram gets some damage on it, it should be able to knock out one Pokemon every turn or two. So thanks for reading today's review of Reshiram from the Black and White set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Zekrom from the same set.