Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Pokemon Card of the Day: Torterra (Platinum)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Torterra from the Platinum set. This is a stage 2, grass type Pokemon with an hp of 140. It has a +30 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four 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 Green Blast which requires 3 energy cards, two colorless and one grass and does 40 damage plus 10 more damage for each grass energy card attached to all of your Pokemon. Torterra's second move is called Soothing Scent and for four energy cards, two each of grass and colorless, it does 80 damage plus it puts the defending Pokemon to sleep. As far as strategy goes, it would be best to use Torterra later in the game when your bench is set up so you can utilize all the grass energy cards attached to those Pokemon. However if you don't have very many grass energy cards in play, you'll definitely want to attach four energy cards to Torterra and use Soothing Scent and hope that the defending Pokemon stays asleep every turn. I would give this card a 3 out of 5. It does have one good move in Soothing Scent but it will take quite awhile to get the necessary energy for that move. Green Blast is also a fairly decent move but it requires you to have more grass Pokemon in your deck and in play so you can do more than 40 damage a turn. The biggest thing to look at on this card is the retreat cost which is incredibly high, so make sure if you get close to being knocked out you have the necessary energy to retreat it. So thanks for reading today's review of Torterra from the Platinum set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Toxicroak G from the same set.