Thursday, February 23, 2012

Zapdos -- Next Destinies Set Pokemon Card Review

Zapdos Next Destinies Pokemon CardPokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Zapdos from the Next Destinies set. This is a basic, electric type Pokemon card, with an hp of 120. It has a x2 weakness to electric type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Zapdos doesn't have an Ability, but it does have two moves, the first move is called Random Spark which takes three energy cards, two colorless and one electric and does 50 damage to one of your opponent's Pokemon. Zapdos's second move is called Thundering Hurricane which takes four energy cards, three colorless and one electric and does 50 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip four coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, this card is pretty versatile since it requires mostly colorless energy cards to attack, so this card can be included in many types of decks as long as there are a few electric energy cards in the deck. Random Spark may make this card a perfect fit for a spread damage type deck, since you can get 10 or 20 damage on many of your opponent's benched Pokemon with another Pokemon in your deck then put Zapdos in and use Random Spark and hopefully knock one of your opponent's benched Pokemon out with the 50 damage from the move. But if you need to knock out a Pokemon with a massive amount of damage Thunderous Hurricane can do up to 200 damage every turn!

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating. With some luck, and patience, this card could knock out every one of your opponent's Pokemon in one move using Thundering Hurricane. The only downside about this card is that 120 hp isn't too high, and as a basic Pokemon this card may have to get thrown into the active Pokemon spot when it isn't ready to attack. But overall it is a very good card that I would definitely use in an electric type deck.

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

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