Sunday, April 17, 2011
Pokemon Card of the Day: Salamence (Stormfront)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Salamence from the Stormfront set. This is a stage 2, normal type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140. It has a +30 weakness to colorless Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Salamence's Poke-Body called Battle Rush says that if your opponent has any Pokemon in play with an hp of at least 120 you can ignore all colorless energy costs when performing Salamence's attacks. Salamence's first move is called Combustion which does 50 damage for two energy cards, one fire and one colorless. Salamence's second move is called Steam Twister, which takes four energy cards, two colorless, one water, and one fire, and does 120 damage but you have to discard one fire and one water energy card after you use this move. So as far as strategy goes, I would recommend evolving Salamence on your bench and waiting until later in the game to use Salamence, that way your opponent more than likely will have Pokemon with high hp in play and then you only have to attach 2 energy cards to Salamence to do 120 damage. I would also suggest using this card in a water and fire deck. I would rate this card a 3 out of 5 because it is a very average card, it does have a high hp but its moves aren't anything special and if your opponent doesn't have a high hp Pokemon, this card will be really slow. So thanks for reading today's review of Salamence from the Stormfront set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Scizor from the same set.