Thursday, October 13, 2011

Gengar #16/99 -- Arceus Pokemon Card Review

Gengar #16/99 Pokemon Card Arceus SetPokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Gengar from the Arceus set. This is the first of two Gengar reviews that I will be doing from the Arceus set. This is a stage 2, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 110. It has a +30 weakness to darkness type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to colorless type Pokemon, and a free retreat cost. Gengar's Poke-Power is called Curse and allows you once per turn to move one damage counter from one of your opponent's Pokemon to another one of your opponent's Pokemon. Besides the Poke-Power Gengar has one move called Shadow Skip which requires three energy cards, two psychic, and one colorless and does the normal
60 damage plus 10 damage to one of your opponent's benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, this is a great card to use in a spread damage type deck. You can keep Gengar on your bench and every turn move 10 damage from one of your opponent's Pokemon to another one of their Pokemon, I would try and attack the Pokemon with the least HP thus being able to knock it out the quickest. If you do have to put Gengar into the active Pokemon spot you'll have to use its only move Shadow Skip which isn't the greatest move but it at least does some spread damage.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating. Gengar's move is fairly average but the 1o damage it does to one of your opponent's benched Pokemon makes it above average. Plus it has a free retreat cost so you can move it into and out of play whenever you like. The only bad thing about this card is that it only has 110 hp but with free retreat costs that shouldn't be too big of a deal.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Gengar from the Arceus set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of another Gengar card from the Arceus set.

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