Thursday, May 10, 2012

Espeon -- Dark Explorers Pokemon Card Review

Espeon Dark Explorers Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Espeon from the Dark Explorers Pokemon Card Set.  This is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Espeon's Ability is called Solar Revelation which prevents all effects of your opponent's attacks done to any of your Pokemon that have energy cards on them, all effects are prevented except for damage.  Besides the Ability, Espeon has 1 move called Psy Report which does 60 damage for three energy cards, two colorless and one psychic, and also makes your opponent reveal their hand to you.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, this is a great card to have on your bench throughout the entire game, since Espeon's Ability will prevent special conditions or any other non damage effects of an attack. If you do have to put Espeon into play you'll want to use Psy Report every turn which is more useful earlier in the game so you can see your opponent's strategy with the cards in their hand and try to combat that.  Since Espeon can't do too much, I would keep it on the bench at all times and only have 1 in almost any type deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  This is a very average card to me, average hp, average retreat cost, and average move.  I do like its Ability but it isn't too great nothing to but up my rating to a 4 instead of a three.  I do like the artwork on this card, I actually like quite a few of the cards from this set.

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

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