Pokémon TCG Weather Report
28 Sep, 2009
The powerful Stormfront is here! Today’s forecast? Fun!
The new Pokémon TCG: Diamond & Pearl—Stormfront expansion makes the weather really something to talk about. Let’s take a close look at some of the great Stormfront cards that will make your holiday season more exciting!
The hat-and-scarf weather makes this the perfect time of year for Abomasnow (12/100) to come out and play. Its Snow Play attack does 20 damage to each of your opponent’s Pokémon, excluding Water and Grass types. Proving that it plays well with others, Abomasnow’s Snow Veil Poké-Body reduces any damage done to your Pokémon by an opponent’s attack by 20. It doesn’t get much cooler than that!
Allergy sufferers, take heed! An abundance of Grass-type Pokémon such as Cherrim (14/100) and Combee (57/100) are predicted to create large concentrations of airborne pollen this week. Cherrim’s Salty-sweet Pollen attack requires no Energy to perform, zings the Defending Pokémon for 20 damage, and allows you to remove 2 damage counters from 1 of your Pokémon. And remember your sunglasses because Cherrim’s Sunny Day Poké-Body loads up each of your Grass- and Fire-type Pokémon’s attacks with 10 more damage!
Honey is a great way to soothe sore throats in flu season, and it also comes in handy as Combee’s Held Item. Combee’s Honey allows you to search your discard pile for a Basic Pokémon, and then put it onto your Bench when you put Combee from your hand onto your Bench. Sweet!
Expect blustery breezes throughout the week thanks to Staraptor's (27/100) Strong Breeze attack. This airborne Pokémon is stirring up a storm by blowing away 1 of your opponent’s Benched Pokémon and all the cards attached to it, landing them on top of your opponent’s deck! The emergence of Cyclone Energy (94/100) certainly doesn’t calm things down. It whips up a strategic storm by forcing your opponent to unexpectedly switch his or her Defending Pokémon with a Benched Pokémon.
Meanwhile, a dramatic increase in Gyarados (19/100) throughout the region is causing experts to issue a severe weather warning. Gyarados’s Wreak Havoc attack does 40 damage and allows you to flip a coin until you get tails. For each heads, you get to discard the top card from your opponent’s deck. Adding to its potential for mayhem, Gyarados’s Dragon Beat attack lands for 100 damage, and then allows you to discard an Energy card from each of your opponent’s Pokémon if you flip heads.
For players planning to attend Pokémon Organized Play tournaments this season, be sure to keep a close eye on the weather forecast. You never know what surprises will be waiting with the new cards in Diamond & Pearl—Stormfront!
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