Saturday, April 16, 2011

Pokemon Card of the Day: Roserade (Stormfront)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Roserade from the Stormfront set. This is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90. It has a +20 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Its Poke-Body is called Hidden Poison and it says that when Roserade is your active Pokemon and has any Pokemon attack it, that Pokemon is poisoned, so it is quite similar to Rapidash's Poke-Body from yesterday. Roserade has two moves, the first move is called Bowed Whip which takes two colorless energy cards and does 30 damage to one of your opponent's Pokemon, also if you flip a heads you may discard an energy card attached to that Pokemon. Roserade's second move is called Deep Poison and for 3 energy cards, two psychic and one colorless, and does 50 damage plus 30 more damage if the defending Pokemon is poisoned. So as far as strategy goes, you definitely want to poison the defending Pokemon with Roserade's Poke-Body that way the next turn when you use Deep Poison it does 80 damage instead of 50. Other than that, Roserade's other move is good because you have a 50% chance of discarding an energy card from your opponent's Pokemon and if you use Bowed Whip twice in a row you may be able to knock out some basic Pokemon. I would give this card a 3 out of 5 because it is an average card overall, I like how its moves all do something in addition to damage. So thanks for reading today's review of Roserade from the Stormfront set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Salamence from the same set.