Saturday, June 25, 2011

Pokemon Card of the Day: Ninetales (Platinum)

Ninetales Pokemon Card Platinum setToday's Pokemon Card of the Day is Ninetales from the Platinum set. This is a stage 1, fire type Pokemon card with an hp of 90. It has a +20 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a free retreat cost. It doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have two moves, the first move is called Flame Bush and doesn't require any energy to use, this move lets you flip a coin until you get tails and for each heads you got you can search your deck for a fire energy card and attach them to your Pokemon in any way you like. Ninetales's second move is called Mysterious Flames and for two energy cards, one each of fire and colorless, it does 40 damage and if you have more energy in play than your opponent the defending Pokemon is now burned and confused. As far as strategy goes this is a great card to get energy cards onto Pokemon that require a lot of energy very quickly. So you can use Flame Bush without any energy for a turn or two and without attaching any energy to Ninetales you can retreat it for free and move in that Pokemon you attached all those fire energy cards to. And once you use Flame Bush a few turns and have more energy cards in play than your opponent if you can survive one more turn I would definitely use Mysterious Flames before I retreat and inflict special conditions on the defending Pokemon. I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. It is average overall, it can do a few good things but nothing to make it a really special card to have in a deck. The most important thing about this card is that it has free retreat costs so you can move it in and out of play without wasting energy. So thanks for reading today's review of Ninetales from the Platinum set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Palkia from the same set.

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