Thursday, June 16, 2011

Pokemon Card of the Day: Giratina (Platinum 27/127)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Giratina from the Platinum set. This is the second regular Giratina card that I have reviewed from the Platinum set and I will be reviewing another version of Giratina tomorrow. This Giratina is a basic, psychic type Pokemon with an hp of 100. It has a x2 weakness to darkness Pokemon, a -20 resistance to colorless Pokemon, and a retreat cost of three colorless energy cards. Giratina doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have two moves, the first move is called Strafe which takes two energy cards, one each of psychic and colorless and does 20 damage and allows you to switch Giratina with one of your benched Pokemon. Giratina's second move is called Broken-Space Blow which takes three energy cards, one psychic and two colorless, and does 50 damage and if you knock the defending Pokemon out by this move your opponent has to move the Pokemon that was knocked out and the cards attached to it to the Lost Zone and thus not being able to use those cards again. As far as strategy goes I would suggest using this card by keeping it on your bench and then when a Pokemon is close to being knocked out, switch Giratina into the active Pokemon spot, use Broken-Space Blow and then have that Pokemon head to the Lost Zone, and then the next turn use Strafe and switch out Giratina. I would give this card a 3 out of 5, neither of its moves are too great or overpowering but I do like using the Lost Zone and the ability to retreat Giratina out for free by using Strafe. The only question is if Giratina can stay alive after the attack by your newly entered Pokemon. So thanks for reading today's review of Giratina from the Platinum set, stay tuned to tomorrow's review of another Giratina card, make sure to see if the one tomorrow is better than this one today.

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