Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Excadrill #57/108 -- Dark Explorers Pokemon Card Review

Excadrill #57/108 Pokemon Card Dark Explorers Set
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Excadrill from the Dark Explorers Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of two consecutive Excadrill card reviews I'll be doing.  Excadrill is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon, with an hp of 120.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to electric type Pokemon, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Excadrill doesn't have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Reinforced Drill and for three energy cards, two colorless and one fighting, it does 50 damage plus 30 more damage if you have a Pokemon Tool attached to this Pokemon.  Excadrill's second move is called Mach Claw and for four energy cards, three colorless and one fighting, it does 70 damage, plus this move can't be affected by resistance.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since this Excadrill card is much slower than yesterday's card you'll definitely want to set this card up on your bench.  Unlike yesterday's card, this card will fit better into a dual type deck since it requires mostly colorless energy cards.  If you can get a Pokemon Tool card on Excadrill I would use Reinforced Drill every turn and keep three energy cards on Excadrill, otherwise you'll have to put four energy cards on Excadrill and use Mach Claw every turn.  Since this card is fairly slow I wouldn't use more than 1 of these in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  Compared to yesterday's Excadrill card this one is a major disappointment.  Even though both Excadrill cards have the same hp, weakness, and resistance, this card has a higher retreat cost, both moves cost more energy, and in my opinion neither move is as good as the moves on yesterday's card.  I would definitely recommend the other Excadrill over this one, and unless you really like Excadrill for some reason, I would stay away from this card, it is too slow for my tastes.

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

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