Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Pokemon Card of the Day: Giratina (Platinum 9/127)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Giratina from the Platinum set. This is a basic, psychic type Pokemon with an hp of 100. It has a x2 weakness to darkness type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to normal type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Its Poke-Power is called Let Loose and says that when you put Giratina into play you may have both players shuffle their hands into their deck and draw up to four cards. Besides the Poke-Power, Giratina has one move called Earth Power which does the standard 60 damage for three energy cards, in this case, two psychic and one colorless. Besides doing the damage you may flip two coins when you use this move and the number of heads you get is the amount of damage you can do to each of your opponent's benched Pokemon so if you get two heads you can do 20 damage to each of your opponent's Pokemon. As far as strategy goes, I would wait and put this card onto my bench until I know my opponent really has a card they wanted in their hand, I would use Giratina's Poke-Power the turn after my opponent used a trainer to get a Pokemon, that way they would have to wait again to get that card. As long as you can keep Giratina on your bench for a short while, it isn't a bad card overall especially if you are using it in a spread type deck and get one or two heads per turn. I would give this card a 3 out of 5 because it is quite average, it does have above average things about it like its Poke-Power and move but they are limited, its Poke-Power can only be used once and its move is slow for a basic Pokemon card. So thanks for reading today's review of Giratina from the Platinum set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of another version of Giratina from the Platinum set.