Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Venusaur from the Dark Explorers Pokemon Card Set. This is a stage 2, grass type Pokemon card, that evolves from Bulbasaur and Venusaur. Venusaur has 140 hp, a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost. Venusaur's Ability is called Floral Scent and says that once during your turn, you may search your deck for a Pokemon and put it into your hand. Besides the Ability, Venusaur has one move called Poison Powder which takes four energy cards, two each of grass and colorless, and does 70 damage plus poisons the defending Pokemon.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, it is extremely straight forward once you get Venusaur into the active Pokemon spot because this card only has one move. But I would recommend getting Venusaur on your bench as early as possible in the game so you can utilize Floral Scent. If you get Venusaur on your bench early you can minimize the need for supporters or trainers that allow you to search your deck for Pokemon, since Floral Scent can be used every turn I would recommend putting quite a few Pokemon in your deck that are either Stage 1 or Stage 2, that way you can use Floral Scent to quickly get those Pokemon evolved and ready to attack. While Venusaur is on your bench you can occasionally put energy cards on it so when you have to put Venusaur into the active Pokemon spot you can use Poison Powder right away.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating. Even though Venusaur has a high retreat cost, and an average move, I still am going to give this card an above average rating because of its high hp and Ability. I think this card can really benefit any deck, no matter the type, this card will make any deck much stronger even if it sits on your bench the whole game.
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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Venusaur from the Dark Explorers set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Carnivine from the same set.