Friday, April 22, 2011

Pokemon Card of the Day: Tyranitar (Stormfront)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Tyranitar from the Stormfront set. This is a stage 2, darkness type Pokemon card with an hp of 140. It has a +30 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost. Its Poke-Body is called Darkness Drive which says that if your opponent uses a Poke-Power you may search your discard pile for a darkness energy card and attach it to Tyranitar. Tyranitar has two moves, the first move is called Grind and it requires two colorless energy cards and does 20 damage times the number of energy cards you have attached to Tyranitar. Tyranitar's other move is called Spinning Tail which does 30 damage to each of your opponent's Pokemon for 5 darkness energy cards. As far as strategy goes, if you want to use Spinning Tail you'll have to keep Tyranitar on your bench for awhile to get some energy on it. I would use this card with other spread damage Pokemon, that way if I did use Spinning Tail it may knock out many Pokemon in two turns of Spinning Tail. But if you do have to put Tyranitar in before it had 5 energy cards on it you could always use Grind and do at max 80 before you could use Spinning Tail. I would give this card a 3 out of 5, I am rating it an average card because even though it has the potential to do a lot of damage to a lot of Pokemon at once I think it is way too slow and it has an extremely high retreat cost. So thanks for reading today's review of Tyranitar from the Stormfront set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Vespiquen from the same set.

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