Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Accelgor -- Dark Explorers Pokemon Card Review

Accelgor Dark Explorers Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Accelgor from the Dark Explorers Pokemon Card Set.  This is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a free retreat cost.  Accelgor doesn't have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Hammer In which takes one grass energy card and does 20 damage.  Accelgor's second move is called Deck and Cover which takes two colorless energy cards and does 50 damage plus paralyzes and poisons the defending Pokemon and then allows you to move Accelgor and all cards attached to it back into your hand.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, this is a great card to put in any type deck since its best move is called Deck and Cover and requires two colorless energy cards so it can be put in any deck. I would include this card in a deck that has other Pokemon that can inflict special conditions on Pokemon since this one can do two.  I would also recommend putting this card in a deck with spread damage type Pokemon so that when you use Deck and Cover you can possibly knock out the opposing Pokemon by poisoning it.  I would put this card on the bench, attach two energy cards on it, then when your active Pokemon is knocked out or you retreat it, put this card in, use Deck and Cover once, then put another Pokemon in after that.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  This card is average at best, I really don't like the fact that you can't utilize Accelgor's free retreat cost well since its best move retreats Accelgor for free anyways.  Deck and Cover is a decent move and is average, I would only recommend using this card if you really need another couple grass Pokemon in your deck.

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


Marco said...

sorry mate, but that's accelgor that returns in your ouwn deck after attacking! it's quite good anyway, 'cause it saves you and you could attack then with another pokemon, but if it was like you were saying, it would be pointless inflict 2 statuses to a pokemon that should return in the deck! :)

LoDomiDe said...

Yo Primetime Pokémon! We have an idea for you when you run out of rares again. (The uncommons were not really interesting.) Just review all the Charizards. And if thats not enough you can always review the Japaneze ones too.
Thanks for reading!! LoDomiDe

Ps: If you have some time, you can always visit our blog:, just use Google translater, we're Belgian.

PrimetimePokemon said...

@Marco Thanks for informing about that, I actually read the card wrong, so I've updated my review and changed my opinion on the card.

@LoDomiDe I have actually reviewed almost all the Charizard cards out there, but thanks for the suggestion. And I can definitely check out your blog.