Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Pokemon Card of the Day: Dustox (Platinum)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Dustox from the Platinum set. This is a stage 2, psychic type Pokemon card with an hp of 130. It has a +30 weakness to fire type Pokemon and no resistance or retreat cost. Its Poke-Body is called Camouflage Pattern which says that all effects of attacks are prevented on Dustox by Pokemon who have 2 or more special conditions affecting them. Besides the Poke-Body, Dustox has two moves, the first move is called Smogscreen and does 20 damage for one each of psychic and colorless energy cards. Besides doing the damage, Smogscreen poisons the defending Pokemon and your opponent has to flip a coin if they attack the next turn and if they get a tails they can't attack. Dustox's second move is called Chemical Scale and does the standard 60 damage for three energy cards, in this case one grass and two colorless energy cards. Besides the damage, the defending Pokemon is Burned and Confused if that Pokemon has a Poke-Power or Poke-Body. So as far as strategy goes you would definitely want to have three energy cards on this Pokemon and keep it on your bench until your opponent's active Pokemon has a Poke-Power or Poke-Body, once this is true you can move Dustox in and use Chemical Scale and then after that as long as those conditions are still present on the defending Pokemon, Dustox can't be affected by an attack. I would give this card a 5 out of 5 because it is so annoying and so good. What I really like about this card is that it can move in and out of the active Pokemon spot whenever since it has a free retreat cost and if you want to keep it in the active Pokemon spot long you can since it has a high hp. So thanks for reading today's review of Dustox from the Platinum set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Empoleon from the same set.

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