Sunday, July 8, 2012

Gothorita #46/98 -- Emerging Powers Pokemon Card Review

Gothorita #46/98 Emerging Powers Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Gothorita from the Emerging Powers Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of two consecutive Gothorita cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Gothorita is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Gothorita card does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Deleting Glare which takes one psychic energy card and if you get a heads when you flip a coin, lets you remove an energy card from your opponent's Pokemon and put it in their discard pile.  Gothorita's second move is called Super Psy Bolt and for three energy cards, two colorless and one psychic, it does 50 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 Gothitelle, I would recommend keeping Gothorita on the bench and evolving it into Gothitelle before putting it into play, I would do this because Gothitelle can do much more damage than Gothorita and it has a higher hp.  There are two Gothitelle cards in this set, and I've reviewed both of them on my blog previously.  If you have to put Gothorita into play, I would recommend using Super Psy Bolt every turn since it is the only move on this card that actually does damage.  Now, after reviewing both cards, if you think you're going to have to move Gothorita into the active Pokemon spot before evolving it into Gothitelle, I would recommend using this card since it can do more damage, and since it is slower, once you do evolve into Gothitelle it can attack right away, but yesterday's Gothorita card can do damage faster and more consistent plus confuse the defending Pokemon, so I would recommend using 1 each of the Gothorita cards from this set if you're looking to use Gothitelle in a psychic type deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  This card fairs about as well as yesterday's Gothorita card, both cards are very similar, with similar hp, weakness, and retreat costs.  This card can do more damage than yesterday's card but it is slower, whereas yesterday's card is quicker and can confuse the defending Pokemon, however neither cards are great and I would not recommend using them unless you want to use Gothitelle in your deck.

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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Gothorita from the Emerging Powers set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of the first of two Boldore cards from this set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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