Friday, July 22, 2011

Mamoswine GL -- Rising Rivals Pokemon Card Review

Mamoswine Pokemon Card Rising Rivals setPokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Mamoswine GL from the Rising Rivals set. This is a basic, SP, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100. It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to electric type Pokemon, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost. Mamoswine's Poke-Body is called Icy Aura and it says that as long as Mamoswine is your active Pokemon put 1 damage counter on each active Pokemon besides water type Pokemon. Other than Mamoswine's Poke-Body it only has one move called Avalanche that takes four energy cards, two each of water and colorless and does 60 damage plus 10 damage to each of your opponent's benched Pokemon if you flip a coin and get a heads.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, this is usually one of those cards that is a basic Pokemon and its move requires a lot of energy cards so if you get it out there in the active Pokemon spot right away you are pretty much sunk. But Mamoswine is the exception to that, somewhat, since you can use its Poke-Body every turn and do 10 damage to the defending Pokemon. Besides being able to do 10 damage, if you can I would keep Mamoswine on my bench as long as possible to be able to get 4 energy cards on it so I could bring it in and use Avalanche right away and hopefully flip a heads and then knock some of my opponent's benched Pokemon out. This is another card I would put in a spread damage type deck so I could possibly knock out bench Pokemon while I'm trying to mainly attack the active Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating because of its Poke-Body. Without it, this card is pretty much any other worthless SP card, it is too slow to be a basic Pokemon, and by the time you get the necessary energy cards on it, it could be knocked out with only 100 hp. And don't think about being able to retreat Mamoswine if you get in trouble because with four energy cards needed to retreat it definitely isn't worth it.

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

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