Saturday, September 3, 2011

Leavanny #7/98 -- Emerging Powers Pokemon Card Review

Leavanny Pokemon Card Emerging Powers setPokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Leavanny from the Emerging Powers set. This is the first of two Leavanny cards I will be reviewing. Leavanny is a stage 2, grass type Pokemon, and it is the final evolution of Sewaddle. Leavanny has an hp of 130, a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Leavanny doesn't have a special ability, but it does have two moves, the first move is called Nurturing and for one colorless energy card, you can search your deck for a card that evolves from one of your Pokemon in play and find that card and put it onto that Pokemon in play. Leavanny's second move is called X-Scissor and for two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless, it does 30 damage unless you get a heads when you flip a coin and then it does 80 damage instead of 30.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, this is a very fast stage 2 Pokemon cards, since neither of its moves requires more than two energy cards, also this card makes your other Pokemon evolve faster if you use Nurturing, so if you wanted to use this card in your deck, I wouuld suggest putting a lot of stage 2 Pokemon in the deck, and other trainers/supporters to get Pokemon evolved fast, you could then put in Leavanny, use Nurturing a few turns, get your benched Pokemon ready to go, and then retreat Leavanny and put in that more powerful Pokemon. Leavanny does have the potential to do 80 damage but it isn't certain, so I would rely on this card primarily for the Nurturing move.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. I like how this card can aide your other Pokemon in play with Nurturing, I just wish that this card would be able to do more damage consistently. It does have a low retreat cost, thus making it able to be moved in and out of the active Pokemon spot quite easily, so it is definitely a card to take a look at when building a deck, especially if you're looking for a way to get Stage 2 cards out quick.

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

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