Thursday, June 30, 2011
Pokemon Card of the Day: Bastiodon GL (Rising Rivals)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Bastiodon GL from the Rising Rivals set. This is a basic, metal type Pokemon, with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Bastiodon GL doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have two moves, the first move is called Bounce Back and for three energy cards, two colorless and one metal, Bastiodon GL does 30 damage and the opponent switches the defending Pokemon with one of their benched Pokemon. Bastiodon GL's second move is called Smack Attack and for four energy cards, three colorless and one metal, it does 60 damage and you may remove one damage counter from Bastiodon GL. As far as strategy goes, it would be best to get energy on Bastiodon GL before you put it into the active Pokemon spot since both of its moves require a lot of energy, once in the active Pokemon spot, I would only use Bounce Back and make your opponent either leave Pokemon that they don't want in or retreat Pokemon that are switched in to keep the one Pokemon they want in play. I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating, to me it doesn't make any sense to use any basic Pokemon card that's first move requires a minimum of three energy cards. And since this card is so slow and it is a basic Pokemon, you may have to put it into the active Pokemon spot before you have energy on it and it might get knocked out before you can attack. So thanks for reading today's review of Bastiodon GL from the Rising Rivals set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Floatzel GL from the same set.