Saturday, April 23, 2011
Pokemon Card of the Day: Vespiquen (Stormfront)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Vespiquen from the Stormfront set, this will be the last Stormfront card I review since I have reviewed every rare card from the set. I will be moving onto Platinum cards, at least for a day, then the next day I will be reviewing my first Black and White card. So Vespiquen is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100. It has a +20 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Its Poke-Body is called Green Dignity and says that Vespiquen's attacks does 10 more damage for each grass Pokemon card you have on your bench as long as you have more prize cards left than your opponent. Besides the Poke-Body, Vespiquen has two moves, the first move is called Bee Drain which takes one grass energy card and does 20 damage and allows you to take the number of damage counters off of Vespiquen equal to the amount of damage you did to the defending Pokemon. Vespiquen's second move is called Bee Powder and for two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless, Vespiquen does 50 damage and if you get two heads when you flip two coins the defending Pokemon is now Burned, Paralyzed, and Poisoned. So as far as strategy goes, this card can really be powerful if you use this card when you're losing and your bench is full of grass type Pokemon. Also if you're lucky, you can do a ton of damage and inflict special conditions with Bee Powder. I would pair this card with other poison type Pokemon or cards that do special conditions to really frustrate your opponents. I would give this card a 4 out of 5 because it has an above average hp for a stage 1, low retreat cost, superior attacking power if you're losing, and is frustratingly annoying to the defending Pokemon and your opponent. So thanks for reading today's review of Vespiquen from the Stormfront set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Ampharos from the Platinum set.