pokebeach.comWow, I haven’t written an article in almost a month! I need to get back into the groove! It’s gonna be kinda hard for me, due to school starting and all, but I’m gonna try my best! So let’s get straight to the article!
Today’s card of the day is Tornadus from the brand-new Emerging Powers set. Let’s take a look at his stats: he’s a Colorless Basic with 110 HP. It has a x2 Weakness to Lightning, which doesn’t really matter because its main threat, Zekrom, already 1HKOs it with Bolt Strike.
The -20 Resistance to Fighting is nice, but I don’t think many people will be using Donphan due to the threat of Beartic. The single Retreat is also very helpful. Overall, he has OK stats. Let’s hope his attacks help.
Well, not really. His first attack, Energy Wheel, costs a single Colorless, and tells you to move an energy from one of your benched Pokémon to Tornadus. Meh. His second attack, Hurricane, costs 3 Colorless and does 80, but tells you to move an energy from Tornadus to one of your benched Pokémon.
Respectable, but just can’t compare to Reshiram and Zekrom. Now, obviously the two attacks were meant to be used together, but it doesn’t really work.
Now so far, it seems like I’m bombing the card. And that’s because I am. I hate to do it, but the card just does not work in this format. It’s amazing in Prereleases and Booster Drafts, but that’s pretty much it. Perhaps in a future format someone might be able to use it to success, but that time has yet to come. So, as much as I hate to say it, I’m going to give Tornadus a 1.5 out of 5. It just can’t compare to the likes of Reshiram and Zekrom.
For a rating based on how awesome he is, I’d say 6 out of 5, because, y’know, ya gotta love a flying mutated hamster. :D
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