Thursday, June 9, 2011

Pokemon Card of the Day: Bastiodon (Platinum)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Bastiodon from the Platinum set. This is a stage 2, metal type Pokemon, with an hp of 130. It has a +30 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost. Its Poke-Body is called Metal Trait and says that as long as Bastiodon has a Pokemon Tool attached to it you can remove one damage counter from it between turns. Besides the Poke-Body, Bastiodon has two moves, the first move is called Iron Defense and for three energy cards, two metal and one colorless, Bastiodon does 30 damage plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin it prevents all effects of an attack on Bastiodon the next turn. Bastiodon's second move is called Iron Tackle and does 80 damage for four energy cards, two each of metal and colorless. However, Bastiodon does 30 damage to itself when you use this move. As far as strategy goes I would definitely recommend using a Pokemon Tool with this card, that way when you do use Iron Tackle it will only do basically 10 damage to itself each turn. I would stick with Iron Tackle most of the time unless Bastiodon was getting close to feinting, however I more than likely wouldn't use this card in any deck of mine, I would give this card a 1 out of 5 because even though it has the potential to do 80 damage it is way way way too slow and if you ever want to retreat it it will take four energy cards. I could see this card being much better if both of its attacks were one energy card less but they aren't, the only good thing about this card is it has a decent hp but when you have to do damage to yourself if you try to do a lot of damage it makes the hp seem lower. So thanks for reading today's review of Bastiodon from the Platinum set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Beautifly from the same set.

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