Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Snorlax -- Rising Rivals Pokemon Card Review

Snorlax Pokemon Card Rising Rivals setPokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Snorlax from the Rising Rivals set. This is a basic, normal type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100. It has a +20 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost. Snorlax doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have two moves. Its first move is called Pick and Collect and for no energy cards at all, it allows you to search your discard pile for up to four energy cards and put them in your hand. Snorlax's other move is called Roll Over which takes four colorless energy cards and does 60 damage. When you use this move you have to flip a coin, if you get a heads, Snorlax and the defending Pokemon are asleep, if you get a tails Snorlax is asleep.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, there isn't much use for this card. It is extremely slow and can't do much besides make itself go to sleep. The way I would use this card, other than not using it, is use it late in the game to get energy cards into my hand again. The only problem with doing this is you have to account for Snorlax's extremely high retreat cost, so make sure and figure out a way to retreat Snorlax for much less energy cards. But if you do want to spend the time to put four energy cards on Snorlax, prepare to be one and done. You are guaranteed to put Snorlax to sleep when you use Roll Over and with Snorlax only having 100 hp it won't last long against a stage 2 Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating. It is pretty hard to give this card that bad of rating since Snorlax is one of my favorite Pokemon but it just is that bad. It is way too slow, can't do that much damage, and takes way to much to retreat it. I would stay away from this card at all costs, this card isn't worth it, if you want to use Snorlax Lv. X, use a different Snorlax from a different set as the card you evolve it from.

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

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