Thursday, May 26, 2011
Pokemon Card of the Day: Blastoise (Platinum)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Blastoise from the Platinum set. This is a stage 2, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 130. It has a +30 weakness to electric type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Blastoise's Poke-Power is called Dig Well which says that once per turn you may look at the top three cards of your deck and take all the water energy cards out of those three cards and attach them to your Pokemon in any way you like and discard the other cards. Besides the Poke-Power, Blastoise has two moves, the first move is called Aqua Press and for two energy cards, one each of water and colorless, and does 20 damage plus 10 more damage attached to all of your and your opponent's Pokemon. Blastoise's second move is called Double Launcher which requires 4 energy cards, two each of water and colorless, and does 60 damage to two of your opponent's Pokemon, when you use this move however you have to discard two water energy cards attached to Blastoise. As far as strategy goes I would recommend using this card with the Kingdra card from Legends Awakened, one of the moves on that card allows you to retrieve water energy cards from your discard pile and attack with them. This way if you use both of these Pokemon in your deck you can attach a bunch of energy cards to Blastoise and discard them every turn by using Double Launcher and hopefully knocking out 2 Pokemon every two or three turns, and then when you don't have many water energy cards left in your deck, move Kingdra in and use the move on it to get all those energy cards back. Another important card to have in this deck would be something to retrieve other cards besides energy cards from your discard pile because if you use Blastoise's Poke-Power a bit you'll need to get cards back from the discard pile so you'll have some cards to play. I would give this card a 5 out of 5 because it is a very powerful card overall. It can knock out numerous Pokemon on your opponent's bench and it can also help get energy cards on any of your water Pokemon in your deck. So thanks for reading today's review of Blastoise from the Platinum set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Delcatty from the same set.