Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Pokemon Card of the Day: Empoleon (Platinum)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Empoleon from the Platinum set. This is a stage 2, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 130. It has a +30 weakness to electric type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. It doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have two moves. The first move is called Knock Off and for two energy cards, one each of water and colorless, it does 40 damage and you can also choose a card from your opponent's hand without looking and discard it. Empoleon's second move is called Jet Smash and for three energy cards, two colorless and one water, Empoleon can do 70 damage to any one of your opponent's Pokemon, however you cannot use Jet Smash the next turn. So strategy is pretty straightforward when using this card since you can't use Jet Smash more than once in a row, so just go back and forth between Jet Smash and Knock Off, make sure to notice what cards or where your opponent's important cards are in their hand so you can discard that card with Knock Off. I would rate this card a 3 out of 5. It is a pretty average card, I do like how both moves are more than basic, one can discard a card and do damage and the other can damage any Pokemon it wants. But other than that little extra this card deserves its three out of five rating. So thanks for reading today's review of Empoleon from the Platinum set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of another Giratina card from the Platinum set.

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