Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Empoleon from the Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Set. Empoleon is a stage 2, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140. It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Empoleon does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Surf, for two energy cards, one each of water and colorless, this move does 50 damage. Empoleon's second move is called Emperor's Strike and for three energy cards, two water and one colorless, it does 70 damage, plus if Empoleon has fewer hp left than the defending Pokemon, the attack does 60 more.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Empoleon is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Piplup into play and then evolve it into Prinplup before you can evolve Prinplup into Empoleon, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last couple of days. Both of those Pokemon cards are below average and even though they can potentially do above average damage every single turn, I would not use these cards without using Empoleon and I would recommend setting up this entire line on the bench. Once you get at least 2 energy cards on Empoleon on the bench you can move it to the active Pokemon spot, of course you'll want to use Emperor's Strike when you can since it does more damage than Surf. I would try and leave Empoleon in the active Pokemon spot as long as possible so Emperor's Strike will more than likely do 130 damage per turn. To accomplish this, you could put some potion trainer cards in your deck to make sure Empoleon does not get knocked out but still has damage on it. This card is pretty good and would make a very good second unit in a water type deck, I could see myself using a 3-2-2 line of Piplup, Prinplup, and Empoleon in a deck.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this a very good stage 2 Pokemon card from the Legendary Treasures set. I really like both of Empoleon's attacks, not only are they somewhat quick, but they do above average damage no matter what. Overall, the reason I consider this Pokemon family a second unit family in a deck is because Piplup and Prinplup aren't that great, but overall I would still give this family from the Legendary Treasures set a 4 out of 5 rating. Piplup and Prinplup received 2s individually and Empoleon of course received a 5.
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