Saturday, June 30, 2012

Whimsicott -- Emerging Powers Pokemon Card Review

Whimsicott Emerging Powers Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Whimsicott from the Emerging Powers Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of two Whimsicott cards I've reviewed from this set, the first Whimsicott card I reviewed was a rare one, this card is only an uncommon card.  So...Whimsicott is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a free retreat cost.  Whimsicott doesn't have an Ability, but it does have two moves, the first move is called Helping Hand and for one colorless energy card it allows you to search your deck for a basic energy card and attach it to one of your benched Pokemon. Whimsicott's second move is called Cotton Guard and for one grass energy card it does 30 damage and any damage done to Whimsicott during your opponent's next turn is reduced by 20.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Whimsicott is so fast as stage 1 Pokemon card I would definitely consider putting a 2-1 line of Cottenee and Whimsicott in a grass type deck.  Since it has a free retreat cost, you can move this card in and out of the active Pokemon spot and never even attack, I would use Helping Hand to get energy cards on my benched Pokemon faster, I would do this as long as possible, that way when Whimsicott is either knocked out or is close to being knocked out your bench should be set up very nicely.  If you plan on using Whimsicott for more than aiding your benched Pokemon, your only choice of moves is to use Cotton Guard which does a respectable 30 damage for only one energy card.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  This is a very average card in my opinion, I like how it can aid your benched Pokemon and that it is very fast and has a free retreat cost, but with only 80 hp, this card can only do so much before it is knocked out, so that weakens how good this card can really be.  But if I were building a grass type deck, and needed another Pokemon or two, I would definitely think about using this card.

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