Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Scolipede from the Emerging Powers set. This is the second of two Excadrill cards from the Emerging Powers set. This is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon, with an hp of 120. It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to electric type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Excadrill doesn't have an Ability but it does have two moves. Excadrill's first move is called Dig which takes two energy cards, one each of fighting and colorless and does 30 damage, if you get a heads when you flip a coin, all effects of an attack are prevented from Excadrill during your opponent's next turn. Excadrill's second move is called Earthquake and does 70 damage for three energy cards, two colorless and one fighting. However this move does 10 damage to each of your benched Pokemon.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, I would actually stay away from Earthquake since it does damage to your own Pokemon, I may include 1 of these and two of the other Excadrill's in my deck, if this card was in the active Pokemon spot I would just use Dig and hope to flip a heads everytime, I could stall with this card and set up a stronger Pokemon on my bench while I'm using Dig every turn.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. I like how Excadrill can avoid damage every turn by using Dig, it also has a high hp for a stage 1 Pokemon so it can stall awhile for you to set up your other Pokemon, and since it doesn't require too many energy cards to attack it is fairly speedy, however you'll have to discard all your energy cards if you decide to retreat.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Excadrill from the Emerging Powers set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Krookodile from the Emerging Powers set.