Pokemon Card of the Day: Darmanitan (Black and White)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Darmanitan from the Black and White set. This is a stage 1, fire type Pokemon that evolves from Darumaka, I actually remember one of the first Black and White anime episodes revolved around this Pokemon. Darmanitan has an hp of 120, a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. It has two moves just like the last few Black and White cards I've reviewed. Its first moe is called Fire Fang and for two energy cards, one each of fire and colorless, Darmanitan does 20 damage and burns the defending Pokemon. Darmanitan's second move is called Thrash and for three energy cards, two colorless and one fire, it does 70 damage plus 20 more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin, if you flip a tails, Darmanitan does 20 damage to itself. As far as strategy goes, this is one of the cards that has no reason to be sitting on your bench for extended periods of time, as soon as you get two energy cards on Darmanitan I would put it into play and burn the defending Pokemon. After that I would depend solely on Thrash and I wouldn't worry too much about damaging itself because it does have a fairly decent hp. I would give this card a 3 out of 5, it does have an above average hp for a stage 1 but it is slow like a stage 2 Pokemon. I would use this card until it gets knocked out, but I would hope that you would have knocked out at least one Pokemon by that time. So thanks for reading today's review of Darmanitan from the Black and White set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Samurott from the same set.

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