Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Sawsbuck -- Emerging Powers Pokemon Card Review

Sawsbuck Emerging Powers Set Pokemon CardPokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Sawsbuck from the Emerging Powers set. This is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. It does not have a special ability, but it does have two moves, the first move is called Push Down which takes two colorless energy cards and does 30 damage and also makes your opponent switch their active Pokemon with one of their benched Pokemon. Sawsbuck's second move is called Take Down which does 60 damage for two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless, however when you use this move Sawsbuck does 20 damage to itself.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, this is a decent Pokemon to keep on your bench, and if you active Pokemon gets knocked out by an extremely strong Pokemon, you can put Sawsbuck in and use Push Down to get it out of the active Pokemon spot. Hopefully your opponent will have to discard a lot of energy cards from the Pokemon they put into the active Pokemon spot to get the Pokemon they just had in that spot back in the active Pokemon spot. I would consider using Take Down if it would knock out the defending Pokemon or if you have potion cards in your hand since it does do 20 damage to Sawsbuck every time you use it.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. This card is pretty average, nothing really sticks out to me about this card, it has two fairly decent moves, one that can do more than just damage and the other that can do a good amount of damage but then damages Sawsbuck. I wish that you could choose the Pokemon that your opponent would have to put into the active Pokemon spot when you used Push Down.

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

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