Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Heatran from the Arceus set. This is a basic, fire type Pokemon card with an hp of 100. It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Heatran doesn't have a Poke-Body or Poke-Power but it does have two moves, its first move is called Fire Fang which takes two energy cards, one each of fire and colorless and does 20 damage plus it burns the defending Pokemon. Heatran's other move is called Magma Mantle which does 60 damage for four energy cards, two fire and two colorless. When you use this move you have to discard the top 3 cards from your deck for each fire energy and metal energy card you reveal when you discard those cards you get to do 20 additional damage to the defending Pokemon.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, I would using this card in a metal and fire type deck so when you use Magma Mantle you can have a better chance of doing more damage with the move. Also make sure to find ways to get energy cards to the top of your deck so you know that Magma Mantle will do more than 60 damage. I would recommend using Fire Fang first against every new Pokemon you face so that you won't have to discard three energy cards every turn. Also make sure you have trainers/supporters that allow you to retrieve cards from your discard pile so you don't lose by running out of cards in your deck.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating. I like how this card has a high hp for a basic Pokemon and can inflict a special condition. However I don't like its retreat cost and it is way too slow if you want to do very much damage, four energy cards seems unreasonable to do 60 damage and I think Magma Mantle should give you the choice if you want to discard cards or not. I would suggest looking for a different Heatran card if you're looking to use Heatran in your deck.
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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Heatran from the Arceus set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Luxray from the Arceus set.