This item, the Red Card, is new to Gen V. There are few people who have heard of it, and there are even fewer Pokémon sources who have written about its potential in battle. Walp, I'm here to hook you up with the deets (as in details. Look at me, using the lingo.) Pokémon Podcast is about to shoot your face full of facts, and probably facts you haven't heard before.
Sup, Pokégals and Pokébros. Item of the Week up in hizzle. I forgot about writing this until 12:31 AM the morning that I have to write this. Here's to hoping I find my muse in this twilight hour.
For those unfamiliar, the Life Orb boosts the strength of all attacks by 30%, at the cost of 10% of your HP for every attack you make. This is essentially God's (or should it be Arceus'?) gift to mixed sweepers. Where physical and special sweepers have choice band and specs, respectively, the closest thing a mixed sweeper can have is the Life Orb. The choice items boost attack by 50%, but restrict you to one move. The Life Orb doesn't get you stuck on one move, so you can switch from a physical to a