Monday, August 2, 2010

Pokemon Card of the Day: Darkrai G (Rising Rivals)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Darkrai G from the Rising Rivals set. This is a basic special type Pokemon card, that is a Galactic's Pokemon, it is a dark type Pokemon with an hp of 90. It has a weakness to fighting type Pokemon of x2 but it also has a resistance to Psychic type Pokemon of -20. Darkrai has a somewhat high retreat cost for a basic Pokemon with a retreat cost of two colorless energy cards. Darkrai's Poke-Body is called Eerie Aura and this Poke-Body lets you put 1 damage counter on each of your opponent's Pokemon that remains asleep between turns. This Poke-Body works very well with Darkrai's only move called Darkness Sleep which does 50 damage for 3 energy cards, 1 darkness energy and 2 colorless energy. And when you use this move if the defending Pokemon has any damage counters on it the defending Pokemon is now asleep. So as far as strategy goes with this card I would first use Darkness Sleep and do the 50 damage, the next turn since the defending Pokemon will now have damage on it, if it has more than 100 hp I will be able to put that Pokemon to sleep and then use Darkrai's Poke-Body and be able to put 1 damage counter on it between turns. I would give this card a rating of 3 out of 5, Darkrai's hp is a little above average but its weakness, retreat cost, and resistance are all average or below average. I like Darkrai's Poke-Body very well and it supplements its move nicely but with only using Darkrai's move that makes Pokemon fall asleep you'll only be able to put 1 damage counter on at most 1 Pokemon every turn. So thanks for reading today's review of Darkrai G from Rising Rivals stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Electabuzz reprint from Platinum.