Thursday, September 15, 2011

Scolipede -- Emerging Powers Pokemon Card Review

Scolipede Emerging Powers Pokemon CardPokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Scolipede from the Emerging Powers set. This is a stage 2, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140. It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. It doesn't have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Toxic Claws which does 30 damage for two energy cards, one each of colorless and psychic. Besides doing the 30 damage, the defending Pokemon is now poisoned and receives 20 damage in between turns instead of 10. Scolipede's second move is called Wild Horn which takes three energy cards, two colorless and one psychic, and does 50 damage plus 20 more damage for each heads you get when you flip two coins. So it has the potential to do 90 damage every turn.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, I would include this card in a spread damage type deck, that way, you could have other cards in the deck that do damage to all the Pokemon every turn, and this one could poison the active Pokemon and keep doing damage to that Pokemon even if this card is retreated and another Pokemon is put in. Also Wild Horn is a great move if you have the time to put three energy cards on Scolipede, and you will be able to knock out most basic, and stage 1 cards with that move.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating. I like how this card can poison a Pokemonand do damage at the same time, that way you can put other Pokemon into the active Pokemon spot and have the lasting affects of Scolipede's Toxic Claws attack, but since Scolipede has such a high hp, might as well put three energy cards on Scolipede and hope to do 90 damage every turn.

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

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