Saturday, January 8, 2011
Pokemon Card of the Day: Cresselia (Majestic Dawn)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Cresselia from the Majestic Dawn set. This is a basic, Psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 70. Compared with the HS sets, the Diamond and Pearl sets had much better weaknesses and you can tell from Cresselia, it only has a +20 resistance to Psychic type Pokemon instead of a x2 weakness, Cresselia doesn't have a resistance type, and it has a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Cresselia doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have two moves. Its first move is called Future Sight and for one colorless energy card you can look at either yours or your opponent's top 5 cards in the deck and rearrange them in any order you like. Cresselia's second move is called Healing Light and this move does 40 damage for 3 energy cards, 2 Psychic and 1 Colorless and besides doing the damage it removes 1 damage counter from each of your Pokemon. As far as strategy goes I wish Healing Light would have been a Poke-Body or Poke-Power but it is important to have Cresselia in the game especially late in the game so you can use Healing Light and start healing a lot of damaged Pokemon, especially if you are facing a spread damage type deck, if you have Cresselia in play their strategy won't really work. On the other hand, Cresselia's other move Future Sight could be more important earlier in the game when your opponent has more cards in their deck and you can then really mess with them switching all the cards they need to the end of the five cards, also you could use Future Sight for yourself by moving energy cards or evolution cards you need to the top. I would give this card a 4 out of 5 because it is a basic Pokemon and I really like how it can remove one damage counter from each Pokemon while still doing 40 damage per turn and with a one energy card retreat cost it isn't deadly to Cresselia to retreat it since you won't have to give up to much. So thanks for reading today's review of Cresselia from the Majestic Dawn set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Darkrai from the same set.