Sunday, June 19, 2011

Pokemon Card of the Day: Gyarados G (Platinum)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Gyarados G from the Platinum set. This is a basic, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 110. It has a x2 weakness to electric type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Gyarados G doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have two moves, the first move is called Wriggle and this move lets you flip a coin for each of your opponent's Pokemon, and for each heads you flip it does 30 damage to that Pokemon. Gyarados G's second move is called Dwindling Wave and this move requires four energy cards, two each of water and colorless, and does 100 damage minus 10 damage for each damage counter on Gyarados G. As far as strategy goes, you'll definitely want to keep this card on your bench awhile before you put it into the active Pokemon spot since it requires so much energy. I would definitely put it with other water Pokemon that do spread damage, since Wriggle has the potential to do 180 total damage. However I would make sure to use Dwindling Wave as soon as I put it into the active Pokemon spot so I get the full damage out of Gyarados at least once. I would give this card a 3 out of 5. The good things about this card is that it does a lot of damage and can spread damage, and for a basic Pokemon it has a good hp. The cons would be that it requires too much energy and since it is a basic Pokemon you may have to put it into the active Pokemon spot before you want to and have it absorb damage then Dwindling Wave won't do very much by the time you can attack. So thanks for reading today's review of Gyarados G from the Platinum set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Infernape from the same set.