Monday, May 23, 2011
Pokemon Card of the Day: Mandibuzz (Black and White)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Mandibuzz from the Black and White set. This is a stage 1, dark type Pokemon that is the evolution of Vullaby. It has an hp of 90, a x2 weakness to electric type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. It doesn't have an Ability but it does have two moves, its first move is called Blindside which takes one darkness energy card and does 50 damage to one of your opponent's Pokemon that has any damage counters on it. Mandibuzz's second move is called Punishment and for three energy cards, one darkness and two colorless, it does 40 damage plus 60 more damage if the defending Pokemon is a stage 2 Pokemon. So as far as strategy goes, this card can be good against any type of Pokemon, it can be devastating against basic Pokemon that have at least 10 damage on them and it can knock out every stage 2 Pokemon in two turns with Punishment. I would keep this card on my bench until I see the two types of Pokemon I just indicated in the example above. I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. Even though it has the ability to do a lot of damage it only has 90 hp so it won't be able to last that long against stage 2 Pokemon and if the defending Pokemon doesn't have any damage on it this card isn't that great. So thanks for reading today's review of Mandibuzz from the Black and White set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Klinklang from the same set.