Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Zoroark from the Dark Explorers set. This is the first 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. This is a stage 1, darkness type Pokemon card with an hp of 100. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Zoroark doesn't have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Brutal Bash and for two colorless energy cards it does 20 damage times the number of darkness type Pokemon you have in play. Zoroark's second move is called Dark Rush and for two darkness energy cards it does 20 damage times the number of damage counters on this Pokemon.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, this card's strategy is fairly straightforward, you'll want to use this card in a deck with mostly darkness type Pokemon so you can use Brutal Bash and do a fair amount of damage with it, you'd like to be able to wait a little to get more dark Pokemon into play before having to use this card but if you can't do much with Brutal Bash the more damage you get on Zoroark the better, that way you can use Dark Rush and possibly do 180 damage in one turn using this move.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. This card is better than the Zoroark card I reviewed from two days ago but it still isn't that great, this card really depends on a lot of other things in your game to do a fair amount of damage, I do like that this card has a little higher hp than most stage 1 cards and I do like the artwork on this card, the moon in the background looks very cool. But overall this is an average card that I probably wouldn't use unless I was forced to use it.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Zoroark from the Dark Explorers set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Darkrai EX from the same set.