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Pojo's Pokemon Card of the Day

 

Tentacruel Lv. 37

Legends Awakened

Date Reviewed: 10.17.08

Ratings & Reviews Summary

Modified: 3.50
Limited: 3.00

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale.
1 being the worst. 
3 ... average.  
5 is the highest rating.

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Ghost
pokemon
master

The card of the day today is Tentacruel from Legends Awakened. Let's look at his stats 90HP, two attacks, a plus 20 weakness to electric, no resistance, and one retreat cost. Tentacruels first attack is tentacle strike a free attack that allows you to search your opponents discard pile for up to two energies and attach them to any one of their Pokémon and it does 20 for each energy card attached in this way. His second attack dangerous poison for three energies one must be water energy it does 60 damage and if Tentacruel has less energies than the defending Pokémon they are paralyzed and poisoned. I saw this card in a deck with Swalot and Lanturn the decks main focus is bench damage but overall the card is annoying.

 

Modified: 3/5

 

Limited: 3.5/5

 

Art: 2/5

 

See you next week

Ghost Pokémon Master

Arbok14 Hey, sorry for missing yesterday's COTD, I had an important exam to study for, but today I'm back in time to review Tentacruel.

Name: Tentacruel Lv. 37
Set: Legends Awakened
Rarity: Uncommon

HP: (90) - 90 isn't terrible for a stage 1, but it isn't much to survive a typical late-game hit.

Weakness/Resistance: (Lightning+20/none) - Lightning isn't much to worry about, but beware of Electivire and Luxray.

Retreat Cost: (1) - This is pretty good for something looking like Tentacruel.

Attack #1: (0 - Tentacle Strike) - At first glance, you may think, "Why would I ever want to do that?" Well, this attack is pretty good considering today's metagame, namely Kingdra. This will take energy out of your opponent's discard pile, therefore crippling Kingdra's first attack, until your opponent's pokemon are knocked out, which would be good for you. It also helps to spread damage, and knock out those necessary Claydols of your opponent (they usually don't attack anyway, so why would energy on them be bad?)

Attack #2: (WCC - Dangerous Poison) - This attack is OK, but you would rarely have an opponent with more than 3 energy. In those cases (probably against Leafeon, Magmortar, or Sceptile), this attack is probably a much better idea than the first one.

Final Analysis: Tentacruel is pretty good because it can be used to fight against two archetypes out there now (Kingdra and then Leafeon/Magmortar). Tentacle Strike also pairs well with Lanturn, creating a pretty unique deck idea. You essentially attach energy to all of your opponent's pokemon, and then bring out Lanturn to do damage to everything with energy on it. Dangerous Poison works well against energy abusers like Magmortar and Leafeon (though Leafeon has resistance).

Modified: Definitely worth mentioning in the metagame. The only problem is the fact that it only has 90 HP. (4/5)

Limited: Not as great here, because it may not be a good idea to bring back your opponent's dead energy. (2.5/5)


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