Monday, April 26, 2010
Pokemon Card of the Day: Darkrai Lv. X (Great Encounters)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Darkrai Lv. X from the Great Encounters set. For more information on Lv. X Pokemon click here. Darkrai Lv. X is a stage 1 Pokemon card and has a little above average hp for one with 100 hp. A x2 weakness is pretty bad for not too high of an hp but at least the weakness is to fighting type Pokemon which aren't too prevalent. A -20 resistance to Psychic Pokemon can help Darkrai last longer since Psychic Pokemon are pretty popular. And I also like that Darkrai has a small energy cost of only 1 colorless energy card so you can retreat it pretty easily. Darkrai's Poke-Body Dark Shadow is amazing, it increases the damage done by any of your dark type Pokemon by 10 hp for each darkness energy card you have attached to that Pokemon. Darkrai's only move Endless Darkness is really powerful it does base damage of 40 hp for only 3 energy cards, 2 darkness, and 1 colorless. It also makes the defending Pokemon asleep and makes them flip two coins to wake up from their sleep, and if either of them is tails the Pokemon is still asleep and if both are tails the defending Pokemon is knocked out. As far as strategy goes this card would be the card I construct my deck around because it is so powerful. I would try to attach 3 darkness energy cards to Darkrai so that when I use Endless Darkness it will be 70 damage instead of the 40 hp damage since I will be using Darkrai's Poke-Body when I perform this move. If I wanted to be really strategic then I would include in my deck some dark type Pokemon that has a really strong move that can do damage to your opponent's benched Pokemon and low or no retreat cost so I could play Darkrai Lv. X and make the defending Pokemon asleep then retreat Darkrai for only one energy card and then move in the strong Pokemon and then attack the bench. Because more than likely at least 1 or 2 turns in a row your opponent's active Pokemon will be asleep and if it does happen to wake up you can just attack it with your Powerful Pokemon. So thanks for reading my card review of Darkrai Lv. X and stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Uxie Lv. X from Legends Awakened.