Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Groudon EX from the Dark Explorers set. This is an EX card from the brand new, yet to be released Dark Explorers Pokemon card set. Groudon EX is a basic, ground type Pokemon card with an hp of 180. It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to electric type Pokemon, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost. Groudon like the other ex cards from this set doesn't have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Tromp which takes two energy cards, one each of fighting and colorless and does 20 damage plus 10 more damage to each of your opponent's benched Pokemon. Groudon EX's second move is called Giant Claw which takes three energy cards, 2 fighting and 1 colorless, and does 80 damage plus 40 more damage if the defending Pokemon has at least 2 damage counters on it.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, this would be an amazingly good card to pair with Kyogre EX from this same set because Kyogre EX has a move that does 50 damage to 2 of your opponent's Pokemon so you could put Groudon in for awhile, spread damage around for quite a few turns with Tromp and then put Kyogre into play and use the move that does 50 damage to 2 Pokemon, or you could do it the other way, use Kyogre's move that spreads damage around a few turns, then retreat it for free with its first move, put Groudon into play and then use Giant Claw and do 120 damage every turn since the Pokemon you'll be facing should all have damage on them. So to sum up definitely play this card in a spread damage type deck, I would recommend first spreading damage around with Stomp then using Giant Claw and doing 120 damage every turn.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating. This is definitely one of the best EX cards I've reviewed from the Dark Explorers set so far, I really like both of Groudon EX's moves, its high hp, and the fact it can spread damage around. I would definitely use this card in any fighting type deck I would make.
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