Monday, April 30, 2012

Carnivine -- Dark Explorers Pokemon Card Review

Carnivine Dark Explorers Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Carnivine from the Dark Explorers Pokemon Card Set.  This is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Carnivine doesn't have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Lure Poison and for one grass energy card this move allows you to switch the defending Pokemon with one of your opponent's benched Pokemon and that new active Pokemon is now poisoned.  Carnivine's second move is called Spit Squall which takes three energy cards, two grass and one colorlress, and this move makes your opponent put the defending Pokemon and all cards attached to it back into their hand.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since this is a basic Pokemon card it really is okay that this card can't do too much, I would only put one of this in a grass type deck and try not to use Carnivine if I don't have to, I would consider slowly putting energy on Carnivine on the bench until it gets three energy cards on it, then if your opponent has a stage 2 Pokemon card out in the active Pokemon spot you can move Carnivine in, use Spit Squall the first turn, then Lure Poison the second and retreat Carnivine after that.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  This is a very average card in my opinion, it has decent moves but can't do much damage, however it can really annoy your opponent so that's why I am giving this card an average rating instead of a below average one that it deserves.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Carnivine from the Dark Explorers set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Leafeon from the same set.

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