Sunday, June 26, 2011
Pokemon Card of the Day: Palkia (Platinum)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Palkia from the Platinum set. This is a basic, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 100. It has a +30 weakness to electric type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. It doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have two moves, the first move is called Tsunami and for two energy cards, one each of water and colorless it does 10 damage plus 10 more damage to each of your opponent's benched Pokemon. Palkia's second move is called Water Pulse and does the standard 60 damage for 3 energy cards, in this case two water and one colorless. Besides the damage you may flip a coin when using this move and if you get a heads the defending Pokemon is now asleep. As far as strategy goes, this is a good card to include in a spread damage type deck since it can do 10 damage to all of your opponent's Pokemon every turn with Tsunami. One strategy to use with this card would be to put the defending Pokemon asleep and then while it stays asleep only use Tsunami, thus keeping that Pokemon alive and doing the maximum amount of damage possible while not being attacked. I would give this card a four out of five rating which is surprising to me since I usually don't like these basic Legendary Pokemon cards. This card is definitely better than average since both of its moves do beyond the attack amount stated. I also like the fact that this card only requires two energy cards to attack whereas a lot of other cards like this would need a minimum of three energy cards to attack. So thanks for reading today's review of Palkia from the Platinum set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Shaymin from the same set.