Saturday, May 19, 2012

Escavalier -- Dark Explorers Pokemon Card Review

Escavalier Dark Explorers Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Escavalier from the Dark Explorers Pokemon Card Set.  This is a stage 1, metal type Pokemon card with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Escavalier doesn't have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Joust and for one metal energy card it does 30 damage and allows you to remove a Pokemon tool card that is attached to the opposing Pokemon before doing any damage.  Escavalier's second move is called Cavalry Lance which takes three energy cards, two metal and one colorless, and does 70 damage, and during your opponent's next turn Escavalier has no weakness.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since this Pokemon card is fairly quick and can attack with only one energy card you can put this card into the active Pokemon spot whenever you get it in your hand and already have Karrablast in play.  I would try and use Cavalry Lance every turn, especially if you're facing a fire type Pokemon, but if your opponent has a Pokemon Tool card in play I would definitely consider using Joust and discarding that card from the opposing Pokemon as long as 70 damage wouldn't knock them out in one turn.  I would suggest putting this card in a mainly metal type deck and have a 2-1 line of Escavalier and Karrablast.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  This card is pretty average overall, it has an average hp, one average move, and one above average move is balanced out by a high retreat cost.  So that is why I'm giving this card a 3 out of 5 rating, I would definitely consider this card in a metal type deck but wouldn't build a metal type deck around this card.

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

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