Thursday, April 5, 2012

Mienshao -- Next Destinies Pokemon Card Review

MienshaoPokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Mienshao from the Next Destinies set. This is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Mienshao doesn't have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Haul In which takes one colorless energy card and allows you to search your deck for 2 Pokemon tool cards and put them into your hand. Mienshao's second move is called Meditate and for two energy cards, one each of fighting and colorless it does 30 damage plus 10 more damage for each damage counter on the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, if your deck is built around Pokemon tool cards this card is a must have for that deck since Haul In allows you to search your deck for tool cards. Otherwise this card is an okay card for a fighting type deck. Mienshao basically has one move that can do something no matter what other cards you have in your deck, I would try and have a few Pokemon with free retreat costs in my deck, use that Pokemon for awhile and then when the defending Pokemon is close to getting knocked out, move Mienshao in there and use Meditate to knock it out, Mienshao's retreat cost is low so you could retreat it back the next turn.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. This card is an average uncommon card in my opinion. It is better than average if you have Pokemon tool cards in your deck but below average if you don't. This card can't do much if the defending Pokemon doesn't have much damage on it and can do a lot of damage if it does. So I think the ups and downs of this card equal out, that's why I am giving it an average rating.

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

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