Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Galvantula -- Dark Explorers Pokemon Card Review

Galvantula Dark Explorers Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Galvantula from the Dark Explorers Pokemon Card Set.  This is a stage 1, electric type Pokemon card with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a 1 colorless energy card retreat cost.  Galvantula doesn't have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Quick Turn and for one electric energy card it does 20 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip two coins.  Galvantula's second move is called Electrisilk and for 2 energy cards, one each of electric and colorless, it does 30 damage plus 40 more damage if the defending Pokemon doesn't have a retreat cost.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, I would consider putting 1 each of Galvantula and Joltik in an electric type deck and keeping this card on your bench to basically prevent your opponent from using their strategy of retreating Pokemon in and out of the active Pokemon spot with their Pokemon that have free retreat costs, if your opponent doesn't have any Pokemon that have free retreat costs this card really can't do that much, depending on how lucky you feel will determine if you use Quick Turn every turn or Electrisilk.  So like I said, strategy with this card is to have 1 of this card in a deck to basically prevent your opponent from utilizing their Pokemon with free retreat cost, because if they try and use those Pokemon you can put Galvantula into the active Pokemon spot and use Electrisilk and do 70 damage every turn.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  I thought yesterday's card was below average for a rare card but this card is worse yet, this card has a low retreat cost but that is about it for the positives, it has a low hp, and neither of its moves can do much damage at all, and unless you luck out and play someone with a lot of Pokemon that retreat for free it would be a waste to use this card in any kind of deck, no matter how many extra Pokemon you need to finish your deck, I would avoid this card for sure.

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

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