Saturday, April 20, 2013

Lotad -- Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Review

Lotad Plasma Storm Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Lotad from the Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Set.  Lotad is a basic, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Lotad does not have an Ability, and it only has one move.  The only move it has is called Bubble Beam, this move requires two energy cards, one each of colorless and water.  Besides doing 20 damage, if you get a heads when you flip a coin the defending Pokemon is paralyzed.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Lotad is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Lombre and a stage 2 evolution in Ludicolo, which I'll be reviewing the next two days, you'll more than likely want to use those cards with this Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed those cards yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolutions.  So on its own, Lotad is a decent basic Pokemon card that I would consider using one of in a water type deck.  Even though this card requires two energy cards to attack I would still put this card into the active Pokemon spot to start the game because Bubble Beam can do 20 damage a turn and inflict a special condition.  So whenever you get Lotad into the active Pokemon spot, put 2 energy cards on it then use Bubble Beam, this is a good card to start the game with because Lotad has a decent hp and the ability to paralyze the defending Pokemon thus allowing you to keep Lotad in the active Pokemon spot longer and setup your benched Pokemon for a longer time before they're put in the active Pokemon spot.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average basic Pokemon card.  I like that this card has a move that does 20 damage plus inflicts a special condition, most basic Pokemon cards similar to this one only have 1 move that does 10 damage or 1 move that does 20 damage, not a move that does damage plus something else.  So if you're looking for one more card to put into your water type deck, this one should fit the bill.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Lotad from the Plasma Storm set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Lotad's stage 1 evolution in Lombre, which is also from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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What English set contains a Shiny Version of Lotad?
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37 comments:

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Nazmus Sakib said...
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Nazmus Sakib said...

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