Thursday, July 5, 2012

Sigilyph #41/98 -- Emerging Powers Pokemon Card Review

Sigilyph #41/98 Emerging Powers Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Sigilyph from the Emerging Powers Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two consecutive Sigilyph cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Sigilyph is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to electric type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Sigilyph doesn't have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Reflect and for one psychic energy card any damage done to Sigilyph by your opponent's attacks during the next turn is reduced by 40.  Sigilyph's second move is called Telekinesis and for three energy cards, one psychic and two colorless, it does 50 damage to one of your opponent's Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, this is a great card to get into the active Pokemon spot right away in the game, you can put Sigilyph into the active Pokemon spot as your first Pokemon and then use Reflect turn after turn and set up your own benched Pokemon while not taking any damage at all from your opponent's Pokemon since its attacks is reduced by 40.  Once you get your own benched Pokemon set up I would start using Telekinesis and spreading damage around on your opponent's Pokemon, I would do this for as long as possible and then move in another Pokemon that can spread damage around, preferably being able to do 10 or 20 damage to each of your opponent's benched Pokemon at once.  So I would include 1 or 2 of these cards in a psychic type deck and make sure to have other Pokemon in that deck that can do spread damage.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  I really like Sigilyph's Reflect move and its ability to spread damage around.  Also its hp isn't bad, and it has a low retreat cost, the only bad thing about this card is that it does take three energy cards to do only 50 damage, but at least you get to choose which Pokemon you do that damage to.

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

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