Friday, May 27, 2011
Pokemon Card of the Day: Delcatty (Platinum)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Delcatty from the Platinum set, this is a stage 1, normal type Pokemon card with an hp of 90. It has a +20 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Delcatty's Poke-Power is called Power Circulation and says that once during your turn you may search your discard pile for two basic energy cards and put them on top of your deck in any order. If you do use this Poke-Power you have to put twenty damage on Delcatty. Besides the Poke-Power, Delcatty has two moves, the first move is called Power Heal which does 10 damage plus 10 more damage for each damage counter on Delcatty for one colorless energy cards, after doing the move you may take two damage counters off of Delcatty. Delcatty's second move is called Rear Kick and does the standard 60 damage for three colorless energy cards. As far as strategy goes this card would work excellent with the Blastoise card I reviewed yesterday. You could use Blastoise's move that discards water energy cards all the time, you Delcatty's Poke-Power one turn retrieving those two water energy cards from the discard pile, then the next turn you could use Blastoise's Poke-Power and attach those two energy cards to Blastoise and be able to use its move again. So you potentially could use Delcatty's Poke-Power 4 turns in a row without knocking it out and then if you wanted to you could move Delcatty into play, use Power Heal which would do 90 damage and then the next turn if it doesn't get knocked out, return it with 20 less damage on it and then use its Poke-Power one more time. So I would give this card another 5 out of 5 because it can greatly help out Pokemon who have powerful moves and then discard energy cards because of it, and since you can keep Delcatty on the bench most of the game and doing damage to it the whole time, when you do move it into the active Pokemon spot, it will be able to do a lot of damage right away as long as you have the necessary energy. So thanks for reading today's review of Delcatty from the Platinum set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Dialga from the same set.