August 16, 2011

Card of the Day Review - Samurott (Black & White 32)

Hey ladies and gentlemen, this is Volcachu for another review on another fresh week. First of all, sorry for not posting on the weekend as our whole team was very busy. Today's card is the Ability Samurott from the Black & White set and my nickname for this big guy is "the tank."

Samurott is a Stage 2 Pokémon with 140 HP which is a lot for anyone. It is a Water-Type so it has the common double weakness to Electric-Types. The retreat cost is 2 energies which is not that bad for this big guy.

This Pokémon has only 1 attack. (Did you know that all three ability starters only have 1 attack?) Samurott's only attack is called Hydro Pump and we have heard this attack a lot in the video game. This attack costs 3 energy of any sort so attaching a Double Colourless Energy and a Water Energy is pretty effective. Hydro Pump does 70 damage and 10 more on top for every Water Energy attached to Samurott. This means, if you have 3 Water Energies on Samurott to use its attack, you would do 100 damage.

The reason I call Samurott "the tank" is because of its ability. Its ability is called Shell Armor and it reduces 20 damage done to Samurott from any attack. This ability is exactly the same as Donphan Prime's Exoskeleton. This allows Samurott to take a lot of hits and hard to knock out.

The rating that I would give this card is a 4/5. Samurott is almost like Donphan Prime but it takes a longer time to set up. I haven't really been seeing this in play often and lately. There may be better Stage 2 Water Pokémon out there like Blastoise. Samurott is a decent card with very few drawbacks, so you should try using this card in your deck today!

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