Friday, June 29, 2012

Swadloon #6/98 -- Emerging Powers Pokemon Card Review

Swadloon #6/98 Emerging Powers Pokemon Card Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Swadloon from the Emerging Powers Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of two consecutive Swadloon cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Swadloon is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Swadloon doesn't have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Grass Cocooning and for one grass energy card it allows you to heal 70 damage from Swadloon.  Swadloon's second move is called Razor Leaf and for two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless it does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since this is a stage 1 Pokemon card that has a stage 2 evolution in Leavanny, you'll want to evolve Swadloon into Leavanny as soon as possible.  I would also recommend keeping Swadloon on the bench until you're able to evolve it into Leavanny, and then when you can put Leavanny into the active Pokemon spot.  There are two Leavanny cards from this set and I've reviewed both of them previously.  If you have to put Swadloon in the active Pokemon spot you'll want to use Razor if you think you can knock out the defending Pokemon doing 20 damage a turn, otherwise I would stall as long as possible while you're either setting up your benched Pokemon or you're trying to Leavanny into play, so if I was going to stall I would use Grass Cocooning every turn and hope to survive 3 or 4 turns before evolving Swadloon into Leavanny and getting a huge boost in hp.  Like yesterday I would use a 4-3-2 or 3-2-1 line of Sewaddle, Swadloon, and Leavanny.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  This card gets a below average rating for me, the reason I am giving this card a below average rating is because it has a really low hp, and neither of its moves can do too much, one can't do damage at all.  So after reviewing both Swadloon cards from this set I have given them the same exact rating, both are similar, it really depends on what you plan on doing with Swadloon in your deck, if you plan on attacking with it I would use yesterday's card, but if you just want to keep Swadloon on the bench or stall if you have to put it into the active Pokemon spot I would use this card.

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