Emerald - 21/106 - Rare
shares similarities with its Sandstorm cousin, in
the fact that it can do extra damage depending on
the Defending Pokemon. Its attack, "Extra Claws"
does an extra 20 damage to EX Pokemon. Its other
attack, "Quick Attack" can do 20 damage + 10 if you
get heads on a coin flip. Now, usually I see both
the advantages and disadvantages of a card, but
today, I feel rather demonic, so I'm going to point
out explicitly all the disadvantages of this card =P
- Like most
Colourless Pokemon, this one has weakness to
fighting. Any good RockLock, Medicham or, in fact,
ANY fighting deck could OHKO this thing.
- 70 HP is ok for
a Basic, but I've seen more before. Play against
- Always remember
that unless you are facing a Dragon deck, like
Rayquaza or DragTrode, the most you can do with this
card is 30 damage.
Of course, I wish
to create the illusion that I'm fair and even
handed, so I'll point out some of the advantages.
- Only 1 Retreat
- Can start
hitting quickly for only 2 energy tops.
- If worst comes,
it could always be used as Swoop! Teleporter or TV
Due to its
lack of power, I don't see this card being played
Might have a
chance against DragTrode, but not much else.
Quite a quick
hitter; might come in useful early in a match.