Monday, June 13, 2011

Pokemon Card of the Day: Dugtrio (Platinum)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Dugtrio from the Platinum set. This is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon with an hp of 90. It has a +20 weakness to water type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to electric type Pokemon, and a free retreat cost. Dugtrio's Poke-Body is called Sinkhole and says that if your opponent's Pokemon tries to retreat you can put two damage counters on it. Besides the Poke-Body, Dugtrio has two moves, the first move is called Push Down and for one each of fighting and colorless energy cards it does 30 damage plus your opponent switches one of their benched Pokemon with their active Pokemon. Dugtrio's second move is called Magnitude and for three energy cards, two fighting and one colorless, it does 70 damage plus 10 damage to each Pokemon in play. As far as strategy goes you would hope to face a deck that has a lot of Pokemon that have free retreat costs in it that way their strategy is based on switching Pokemon in and out of play quite a bit and every time they would do that you could do 20 damage to them because of Dugtrio's Poke-Body. Another strategy to use with this card would be to use Push Down when your opponent doesn't have very good Pokemon on their bench that way they would be forced to retreat that Pokemon they had to move in the next turn and they would get 20 damage done to that Pokemon. Magnitude is also a great move but make sure not too have to many Pokemon on your bench so you don't do that much damage to them or have a card in your deck that utilizes all the damage counters on all of your Pokemon. I would give this card a 3 out of 5. This card is pretty average, it can be above average against certain decks but it overall is a good stage 1 fighting card to put in a fighting deck if you have an extra few spots. So thanks for reading today's review of Dugtrio from the Platinum set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Dustox from the same set.

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