Monday, June 27, 2011
Pokemon Card of the Day: Shaymin (Platinum 38/127)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Shaymin from the Platinum set. This is the third version of Shaymin that I will be reviewing from the Platinum set. This is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 80. It has a +20 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Shaymin doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have two moves, the first move doesn't require any energy cards and does 10 damage plus 10 more damage for each energy card attached to Shaymin. Shaymin's second move is called Aromatherapy and for three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, does 40 damage and removes 20 damage from each of your Pokemon. As far as strategy goes, this would be a card you want to start your game with, it is quite quick since it doesn't require any energy and essentially does 20 damage for 1 energy card. I would actually try and keep this card on my bench as long as possible and then later in the game when my benched Pokemon all have damage on it I would move this Shaymin in a use Aromatherapy as much as I could before I was knocked out. I would give this card a 4 out of 5, once again this isn't a powerful card or anything but for a basic Pokemon it is quite good, it can always attack and it can heal your Pokemon greatly in a short amount of time. So thanks for reading today's review of Shaymin from the Platinum set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Torterra from the same set.