Friday, October 7, 2011

Swalot -- Arceus Pokemon Card Review

Swalot Pokemon Card Arceus SetPokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Swalot from the Arceus set. This is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100. It has a +20 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Swalot doesn't have a Poke-Body or Poke-Power but it does have two moves. It's first move is called Damage Roller and for one psychic energy card this move allows you to put damage on the defending Pokemon until both Swalot and that Pokemon have the same remaining hp left. Swalot's second move is called Entangle Tackle and for three energy cards, two psychic and one colorless it does 50 damage plus 30 more damage if you choose to do the additional 30 damage you have to do 30 damage to one of your own Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, this is a great card to use in a spread damage deck that not only spreads damage on your opponent's Pokemon, but your own too. That way you can get let's say 10 remaining hp left on Swalot, move Swalot into play, preferably against a high hp Pokemon of your opponent and use Damage Roller and be able to do 100+ damage in one turn to that Pokemon. Other than that, you could use Swalot by using Entangle Tackle and do an additional 30 damage and then do 30 damage to Swalot, that way Damage Roller would do even more damage the next turn.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. This is a great card to go against Pokemon with massive hp, but the ideal strategy would be to put Swalot into play, get some damage on it and then retreat it, but since this card has such a high retreat cost, that strategy is ruined. So this card is average overall, and I would definitely consider taking a look at this card when constructing a spread damage type deck.

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

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