Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Gardevoir from the Dark Explorers Pokemon Card Set. This is a stage 2, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 110. It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Gardevoir's Ability is called Psychic Mirage and says that each psychic energy card attached to your psychic type Pokemon provides two psychic energy cards instead of one. Besides the Ability, Gardevoir only has one move called Mind Shock which takes four energy cards, two each of colorless and psychic, and does 60 damage.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, this is a card you'll definitely want to have in any psychic type deck you create. Not only does Gardevoir's Ability improve the speed with which your team is able to attack, but it limits the amount of psychic energy cards you actually need in your deck since when you're using Psychic Mirage all energy cards are worth twice as much. Since Gardevoir's Ability is so important I would definitely recommend keeping Gardevoir on the bench at all times, since it only has 110 hp, you need to prevent Gardevoir from getting much damage on it and thus getting knocked out. I would either have a 2-2-1 or 3-2-1 line of Gardevoir and its pre-Evolutions in my deck.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. Even though Gardevoir's Ability is so great, I still cannot give this card anything better than a 3 out of 5 rating. The reason I can't give it a great rating is because its hp is too low and it can't do very much damage. Plus it is hard to know how to use this card, do you put a full line of Gardevoir in your deck so you can for sure use its Ability or do you have maybe 1 Gardevoir in your deck to limit the number of spots in your deck with Pokemon you are just going to keep on the bench? Either of these questions result in problems for your deck, the first causes you to have too many Pokemon in your deck that aren't very good, and the second option may result in you not being able to use Gardevoir at all because you only have one of them and you never can get it out of your deck during play.
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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Gardevoir from the Dark Explorers set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of another Archeops card from the same set.