Friday, September 9, 2011

Darmanitan -- Emerging Powers Pokemon Card Review

Darmanitan Emerging Powers Set Pokemon CardPokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Darmanitan from the Emerging Powers set. This is a stage 1, fire type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100. It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Darmanitan doesn't have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Rock Smash which does 20 damage plus 20 more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin for two colorless energy cards. Darmanitan's second move is called Fire Punch which does 70 damage and burns the defending Pokemon for four energy cards, two each of fire and colorless.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, Darmanitan is another Pokemon you'll want to stock up with energy cards on your bench before putting it into the active Pokemon spot. Once you do get four energy cards on it, this card is pretty good, I would obviously stick with Fire Punch every turn which does 70 plus damage a turn and can knock out most Pokemon in two turns. You'll just want to make sure you can keep Darmanitan alive, since it only has 100 hp and it has a high retreat cost. So make sure to have cards that restore this Pokemon's hp.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. This card has plenty of potential with a move that does 70 damage and inflicts a special condition, however its high retreat cost makes it troublesome to get this card into play without energy cards attached to it since both of its moves require at least 2 energy cards.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Darmanitan from the Emerging Powers set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Simipour from the Emerging Powers set.

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