Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Pokemon Card of the Day: Zekrom (Black and White)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Zekrom from the Black and White set. This is a super-rare basic, electric type Pokemon, with an hp of 130. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Before I get too far into the review this card is very similar to the Reshiram card I reviewed yesterday. Zekrom has two moves, the first is exactly the same as Reshiram's first move, it is called Outrage and for two colorless energy cards this move does 20 damage plus 10 more damage for each damage counter on Zekrom for a possibility of doing 140 damage in one move if Zekrom is only 10 damage away from fainting. Zekrom's other move is called Bolt Strike which does 120 damage for 3 energy cards, two electric and one colorless, besides doing the damage however you have to do 40 damage to Zekrom when doing this move. As far as strategy goes I would recommend using this card in any electric deck since the two moves on this card work so well together. You could potentially use this card 3 turns in a row every turn using Bolt Strike and more than likely knocking out three Pokemon in a row, then the next turn you could use Outrage and knock out another Pokemon, and keep using Outrage until you are knocked out. So I would try and get energy attached to Zekrom as soon as possible so you can start knocking out Pokemon that don't have any energy cards on them or can do little damage to Zekrom, if you can do this you should be able to take over the game quite easily with this card. I would give this card a 5 out of 5 because both of its moves work so well together and it doesn't matter what your opponent does at all because you can either do damage with Bolt Strike and if you do it just increases the potential damage Outrage can do. I also like the fact neither of Zekrom's moves take too many energy cards, and that it has a high hp which will allow Zekrom to last quite awhile even if it does damage to itself. So thanks for reading today's review of Zekrom from the Black and White set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Zoroark from the same set.