Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Heracross 4 -- Rising Rivals Pokemon Card Review

Heracross 4 Pokemon Card Rising Rivals setPokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Reivew is of Heracross 4 from the Rising Rivals set. This is a basic SP, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Heracross doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have two moves, the first move is called Focus Energy and for no energy cards at all it makes Heracross's Megahorn attack do 100 damage instead of 50. And then Heracross's second move is called Megahorn and does 50 damage for two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless. However before you can do any damage you have to flip a coin and if you get tails this move does nothing.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, Heracross is a quick basic Pokemon that has the possibility of doing major damage. So I would definitely try and get Heracross into the active Pokemon spot as soon as possible. Once it is there I would first use Focus Energy to get Megahorn up to 100 damage and then use Megahorn to hopefully knock out the defending Pokemon. If I were to actually use this card in my deck I would possibly put 2 at the most in it.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating. It does have the potential to do a vast amount of damage but it is too risky for my liking. You already have to waste one turn to get Megahorn up to be able to do 100 damage and then once you waste one turn you only have a 50 percent chance of actually being able to use Megahorn, and if you flip a coin and get tails, it would be a waste of two turns and if you are facing anything besides a basic Pokemon, Heracross will be knocked out in two turns or less with only 90 hp.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Heracross 4 from the Rising Rivals set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Hippowdon from the same set.

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