Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Rampardos GL from the Rising Rivals set. This is a basic, fighting type Pokemon with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. It doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have two moves, its first move is called Trample and for two energy cards, one each of fighting and colorless, it does 30 damage to each heads you get when you flip a coin for each Pokemon in play, so if you get a heads when you flip a coin for one of your own benched Pokemon it will do 30 damage to that Pokemon. Rampardos GL's other move is called Rend which takes three energy cards, two colorless and one fighting, and does 40 damage plus twenty more damage if you get a heads.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
As far as strategy goes I would want to limit the number of Pokemon on my bench when using this card so I could use Trample without damaging too many of my own Pokemon. The only reason I would have a full bench when using this move would be if on another card there is a move that does damage that takes into account all the damage on your own Pokemon. I really wouldn't use Rampardos GL for any other reason then to do spread damage since Rend isn't very good.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating. It has the potential to do 180 damage at once to your opponent's Pokemon but it also has the same possibility of doing that to your own Pokemon. It does have a decent hp and a good retreat cost, so this card isn't all bad, but it is an awfully risky card to use especially at the end of games, since you could knock out your own Pokemon and lose.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's review of Rampardos GL from the Rising Rivals set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Roserade GL from the same set.