Monday, June 20, 2011
Pokemon Card of the Day: Infernape (Platinum)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Infernape from the Platinum set. This is a stage 2, fire type Pokemon card with an hp of 110. It has a +30 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a free retreat cost. Infernape doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have two moves. The first move is called Rushing Flames and for one fire energy card you can discard as many fire energy cards attached to your Pokemon as you like, for each one you discard you may flip a coin and each heads you get it does 80 damage. Infernape's second move is called Rage and for two colorless energy cards it does 30 damage plus 10 more damage for each damage counter of Infernape. As far as strategy goes, you could wait towards the middle of the game when your bench is fully set up then put Infernape in the active Pokemon spot and use Rushing Flames and discard two or three energy cards from your Pokemon and hopefully get some heads so you can knock out the defending Pokemon. I would make sure if you are going to use this strategy to have a way of returning those discarded energy cards to your hand or deck so it isn't a big waste of energy. I would probably stick with Rushing Flames if I could afford it unless I have over 50 damage on Infernape then I would use Rage. I would give this card a 2 out of 5. Its hp is way too low and it should be 80 damage automatically for each energy card you discard not a 50% chance. So Infernape really can't do any damage until the very end and with only 110 hp the end is very short for Infernape. The only thing I do like about this card is that it has a free retreat cost. So thanks for reading today's review of Infernape from the Platinum set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Kricketune from the same set.