Friday, February 17, 2012

Articuno -- Next Destinies Set Pokemon Card Review

Articuno Next Destinies Pokemon CardPokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Articuno from the Next Destinies set. This is a basic, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 120. It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Articuno doesn't have an Ability, but it does have two moves, the first move is called Ice Beam which does 50 damage for three energy cards, two colorless and one water, and if you get a heads when you flip a coin the defending Pokemon is paralyzed. Articuno's second move is called Ice Wing which does 80 damage for four energy cards, three colorless and one water.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, the first thing you should notice about this card is that it requires many colorless type energy cards meaning this card is very versatile and can fit in many different decks. I would prefer to set up this card on my bench and put it in when it has four energy cards on it and then be able to do 80 damage every turn. And since Articuno has 120 hp, it should be able to last a fair amount of time in battle. I would consider using Ice Beam if the defending Pokemon has more than 160 hp and won't be knocked out by 80 damage.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating. This is a pretty good, basic, water type Pokemon card since it has a high hp and both of its moves are quite good. So if you're looking for an attacker in your water type deck I would consider putting a few of these in your deck. The only downside to this card is that it is basic and it requires at least three energy cards to attack.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Articuno from the Next Destinies set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Simipour from the same set.

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