Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Darkrai EX from the Dark Explorers set. This is the first EX card I'll be reviewing of the yet to be released set that is coming out May 9th, 2012. As cards are released for this set I'll review them on my blog, as of now only two rare cards have English scans out there. We'll have to see if the EX cards from Dark Explorers are as powerful as the EX cards from Next Destinies were. Darkrai EX is a basic, darkness type, ex Pokemon card with an hp of 180. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Just remember if this card is knocked out your opponent gets to take two prize cards. Darkrai's Ability is called Dark Cloak and says that each of your Pokemon that has any darkness energy attached to it has no retreat cost. Besides the Ability, Darkrai EX only has one move called Night Spear which takes three energy cards, two darkness and one colorless and does 90 damage, plus does 30 damage to one of your opponent's benched Pokemon.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, this is a must have card for any darkness type deck, it can greatly aide all of your darkness Pokemon with its Ability that makes each darkness type Pokemon with any darkness energy attached to them have free retreat costs, and even non-darkness type Pokemon that have darkness energy attached to them have free retreat costs. So this card is a must have to have on your bench at all times, when you put this Pokemon into the active Pokemon spot you'll want to have had other Pokemon in your deck spread some damage around so when you use Night Spear Darkrai can knock out some of your opponent's benched Pokemon in a move or two.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating. The EX cards from this set are definitely as good as the ones from Next Destinies and I am giving this card the top rating, I love its high hp, its Ability, and its move, it will be no surprise to me if this card is included in many decks throughout the world since it is so good. I can't wait to open a box of Dark Explorers so I can get this card.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Darkrai EX from the Dark Explorers set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of another rare card from the same set or an old school EX card, I haven't decided yet.