Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Archeops from the Dark Explorers Pokemon Card Set. This is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130. It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Archeops' Ability is called Ancient Power and says that each player can't play any Pokemon from their hand to evolve their Pokemon. Besides the Ability, Archeops has one move called Rock Slide which takes three energy cards, two fighting and one colorless, and does 60 damage plus does 10 damage to 2 of your opponent's Pokemon.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, you'll want to use this card is a spread damage type deck so that you can possibly knock out more than one Pokemon at once when you're using Rock Slide or another Pokemon can knock out multiple Pokemon when using their spread damage type move. Secondly you'll want to evolve all your Pokemon very early in the game or have many basic type Pokemon in your deck so that when you put Archeops on your bench you can use Ancient Power and prevent your opponent from evolving their Pokemon. Once you do get Archeops into the active Pokemon spot it is extremely straightforward strategy wise since Archeops only has one move. I would use a 2-2 line of Archen and Archeops in a fighting type deck. And would possibly even use a 1-1 line in any type of deck just to utilize Ancient Power.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating. There are many things to like about this card, this card has a great hp for a stage 1 Pokemon, average retreat cost, awesome Ability, and great move. I would definitely put this card in any fighting type deck I would make, and those decks would be mainly stage 1, or basic Pokemon so I could really aggravate and annoy my opponent by not letting them get to use their stage 2 Pokemon when I use Ancient Power the entire game.
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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Archeops from the Dark Explorers set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Ivysaur from the same set.