Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Virizion -- Emerging Powers Pokemon Card Review
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Virizion from the Emerging Powers set. This is a basic, 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 one colorless energy card retreat cost. It doesn't have a special abilility but it does have two moves. The first move is called Giga Drain which does 30 damage for two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless, and allows you to heal yourself the same amount as the damage you do to the defending Pokemon. Virizion's second move is called Sacred Sword which does 100 damage for three energy cards, one colorless and two grass. However you can only use Sacred Sword once, you can't use it more than once in a row.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, I would definitely try and stock Virizion up with three energy cards before I put it into play, that way you could knock out one Pokemon right away with Sacred Sword and then use Giga Drain if any damage is done to you the following turn and do 30 damage at the same time. I would always rotate back and forth between Virizion's two moves when using this card.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating. Other than being somewhat slow, this is a great card, it has a good hp for a basic Pokemon, two moves that are both great, one does a lot of damage the other one heals Virizion making its 100 hp seem even higher. Just make sure to rotate every turn between Giga Drain and Sacred Sword. And if you do get in trouble, Virizion's retreat cost is only one colorless energy card which is surprising since one of its moves requires three energy cards.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Virizion from the Emerging Powers set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Simisear from the Emerging Powers set.