Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Pokemon Card of the Day: Serperior (Black and White 6/114)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Serperior from the Black and White set. This is the second version of Serperior I will be reviewing from the Black and White set. Serperior is a stage 2, grass type Pokemon and is the final evolution of Snivy. It has an hp of 130, a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. This is the first card I've reviewed that has an ability, an ability is the replacement for Poke-Powers and Poke-Bodies. Serperior's ability is called Royal Heal and says that as long as Serperior is in play, you may remove 1 damage counter from each of your Pokemon between turns. Besides the ability, Serperior has one move called Leaf Tornado which does 60 damage for two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless. When you use this move, you may rearrange any of the grass energy cards in play among your grass Pokemon. So as far as strategy goes, since there are two Serperior cards in this set you could use one of each. I would use this card to heal my team, so all you need to do is have this card on your bench in order to do that. But I would move Serperior into play if you are late in the game and you get a grass Pokemon on your bench that you really want to use right away, you could then use Serperior's Leaf Tornado and get the necessary energy cards on that Pokemon you just put on your bench and retreat Serperior the next turn for only one energy and put that Pokemon into play with the necessary energy cards on it. I would rate this card a 4 out of 5. Even though it doesn't have the highest hp for a stage 2 Pokemon card, I do like it can heal every Pokemon by 10 every turn and it can do this without it being in the active Pokemon spot. This card is also quick itself, plus it can make other Pokemon that much quicker by allowing you to rearrange energy cards on your grass Pokemon. So thanks for reading today's review of Serperior from the Black and White set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Lilligant from the same set.