Friday, June 3, 2011

Pokemon Card of the Day: Manectric (Platinum)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Manectric from the Platinum set. This is a stage 1, electric type Pokemon card with an hp of 90. It has a +20 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and free retreat costs. Manectric's Poke-Body is called Electric Barrier which prevents all damage done to benched Pokemon by attacks. Manectric has two moves, the first move is called Power Wave and for one electric energy card it does 30 damage to each Pokemon that has any Poke-Powers on it. Manectric's second move is called Attract Current and does 40 damage for two colorless energy cards and it also allows you to search your deck for an electric energy card and attach it to one of your Pokemon. As far as strategy goes this is definitely a staple of any electric type deck since you can just keep it on your bench the whole game and prevent all damage to your other benched Pokemon, this is especially useful if you are facing a spread damage type deck. I would also suggest putting two energy cards on Manectric and then there is an easy way to attach an extra energy card to one of your electric Pokemon every turn by using Attract Current and since Manectric has a free retreat cost it can move in and out of play quite easily and do a fair amount of damage at the same time. I would give this card a 4 out of 5 because its Poke-Body can be quite beneficial and you can use its first move without harming your own benched Pokemon because of Manectric's Poke-Body. I also like the fact it has a free retreat cost and the ability to attach energy to other Pokemon. So thanks for reading today's review of Manectric from the Platinum set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of the first of two Shaymin cards from this set.

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