Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Walrein from the Rising Rivals set. This is a stage 2, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140. It has a +30 weakness to metal type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost. Its Poke-Power is called Gather Ice and it says that when you play Walrein from your hand to evolve one of your Pokemon, you may move as many water energy cards from your hand as you like and attach them to Walrein. Besides the Poke-Power, Walrein only has one move called Cold Crush which takes four energy cards, two each of water and colorless and does 70 damage. When you use this move you must discard an energy card and then you can force your opponent to discard an energy card from their Pokemon as well.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, you'll definitely want to have a way to get a massive amount of energy cards into your hand so that when you evolve your Pokemon into Walrein you can attach 4 energy cards or more to Walrein in one turn. I would prefer to use Walrein later in the game when you have a lot of discarded energy cards, that way you can utilize trainers that allow you to retrieve energy cards from the discard pile and put them into your hand. When using this card, always make sure you have another energy card to attach to Walrein after each turn so that you can use Cold Crush every turn and knock out most Pokemon in two turns or less.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating. I like the fact it can do 70 damage, even though it takes four energy cards, you can speed that process up by using Walrein's Poke-Power. As long as you are patient with this card, this card should be able to knock out a few of your opponent's Pokemon, especially since it has a high hp. And with the ability to discard an energy card from opponent's Pokemon, that might make the difference in them being able to attack you or not.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Walrein from the Rising Rivals set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Yanmega 4 from the same set.