Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Haxorus from the Dark Explorers Pokemon Card Set. This is a stage 2, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140. It does not have a weakness or resistance, but it does have a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Haxorus doesn't have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Guillotine which takes three colorless energy cards and does 60 damage. Haxorus's second move is called Stunning Uppercut which takes four colorless energy cards and does 80 damage, and if you get two heads when you flip two coins the defending Pokemon is paralyzed, but if you get two tails this move does nothing.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, you'll want to keep this card on your bench until you can get three or four energy cards on it, once you get the necessary energy cards on it, I would use Stunning Uppercut every turn unless you can knock out the defending Pokemon by doing 60 damage, then I would use Guillotine instead of Stunning Uppercut because Guillotine is a 100 percent chance of hitting whereas Stunning Uppercut has a 25 percent chance of not doing any damage at all. If I were to use this card in my deck I would use a 3-2-1 line of Haxorus and its pre-Evolutions.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating. Even though Haxorus looks cool as a Pokemon (it looks eerily similar to Giratina in my opinion) this card really stinks, it doesn't have too high of an hp, and it has a very high retreat cost, it also is very slow and when you can actually attack it can't do much damage at all, I would never want to put four energy cards on a Pokemon then have a 25% chance of not being able to attack, it would be different if the move actually did a lot of damage but there are plenty of other Pokemon out there that can do 80 damage every turn for four energy cards where this one it is pretty risky.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Haxorus from the Dark Explorers set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of another Tornadus EX card from the same set.