Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Pokemon Card of the Day: Altaria (Platinum)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Altaria from the Platinum set. This is a stage 1, normal type Pokemon card with an hp of 90. It has a +20 weakness to electric type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Altaria doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have three moves. Its first move is called Midnight Eyes and for one colorless energy card it does 20 damage and puts the defending Pokemon asleep. Altaria's second move is called Perish Song and for two colorless energy cards you basically knock out the defending Pokemon if you used Midnight Eyes on it last turn and it is still asleep. Altaria's last move is called Healing Song which takes two colorless energy cards and does 40 damage to the defending Pokemon and allows you to remove ten damage from each of your Pokemon. As far as strategy goes I would highly recommend using the tandem of Midnight Eyes and Perish Song so you basically have a 50/50 chance of knocking out Pokemon in two turns guaranteed. I would especially try and use this card against a Pokemon with an extremely high hp that has a move that does 80 at maximum, that way you'll be alive after an attack from that Pokemon. If the defending Pokemon has an hp of 80 or less just use Healing Song two turns in a row. I would give this card a 4 out of 5 because it is amazing how it can knock out Pokemon in two turns no matter their hp as long as your opponent flips a tails during their turn. I would have gave this card a five out of five but with such a low hp it will be knocked out soon after trying the tandem of those two moves once or twice. So thanks for reading today's review of Altaria from the Platinum set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Banette from the same set.