pokebeach.comHey guys! So I’ve been looking at some Triumphant cards on the internet because I was bored and I found a very interesting card. Yes, it is Solrock from the set and it is a definitely an interesting card that might see play in many rogue decks. So why is the card interest? Well here is why.
Solrock is a basic Pokémon with a decent HP for 70. It has 1 Retreat Cost, which isn’t bad. His weakness of x2 to Grass isn’t bad either as there is no Grass tier 1 deck out right now. His attack “Sun Flash” does 20 damage and when your opponent tries to attack Solrock next turn, they flip a coin and if it is tails, their attack does nothing. So from where it stands, it is pretty much useless.
However, his Poké-Body “Heal Block” is what makes the card shine, at least to me. “Heal Block” states that either player can’t remove damage counters from their Pokémon if Lunatone is in play (but movable). This is great as now you can stop the ever annoying “Healing Breath” from Garchomp C LV.X or Nidoqueen from Rising Rivals.
You might think now that since it has a HP of 70, it can easily get sniped by Garchomp C LV.X or vulnerable to Luxray GL LV.X “Bright Look” than getting KO’d by “Trash Bolt” or “Flash-Impact” with 1 Crobat G drop. However, pair it up with Lunatone from Supreme Victor’s and your problems solved. Lunatone is psychic, 70 HP, +20 weakness to psychic, and a basic Pokémon. His attack “Gravity Wave” does 30 damage to each of your opponent’s Pokémon with free retreat, which is okay.
pokebeach.comFree retreat is always great, and his Poké-Body “Marvel Eyes” makes a great pair with Solrock. Lunatone’s Poké-Body prevents your Solrock and Lunatone from all effects of attacks, including damage from any LV.X Pokémon. With this, your problem of getting KO’d by any Luxray GL LV.X or Garchomp C LV.X is solved. So I guess this really isn’t “Card of the Day” but “Cards of the Day”.
This combo may sound good on paper but it has a few drawbacks. First of all, your taking up 2 of your valuable bench space. Secondly, you may think it is a great counter to DialgaChomp but Dialga G LV.X will immediately shut off both of their bodies, making it completely worthless. Lastly, it is a counter to mainly SP decks using Garchomp C LV.X. It is mostly useless against any other decks unless they run Nidoqueen. However, I found this card very interesting and found it worthy of being “Card” of the day or I could say “Cards” of the day.
I give this card 2/5 in the current format.