Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Klinklang from the Dark Explorers Pokemon Card Set. This is a stage 2, metal type Pokemon card with an hp of 140. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost. Klinklang doesn't have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Metal Blast and for one colorless energy card it does 20 damage plus 20 more damage for each metal energy card attached to this Pokemon. Klinklang's second move is called Lock Gear and for four energy cards, two each of metal and colorless, it does 60 damage and replenishes your hand to six cards.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, I could definitely see myself building a deck around this card. I would include this card in a mainly metal type deck and then hope to put Klinklang on the bench and get four metal energy cards on it, then when I would move it into the active Pokemon spot I could use Metal Blast every turn and do 100 damage or use Lock Gear and make sure I always have six cards in my hand. The only thing you have to watch out for with this card is you have to give up all four energy cards attached to Klinklang in order to retreat. I would consider putting a 4-3-2 line of Klink, Klang, and Klinklang in a mostly metal type deck.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. Even though I would base a deck around this card, it really is pretty average. It can do major damage every turn but it takes quite awhile before you can get to that point and since Klinklang only has 140 hp it can't last too long in play without retreating or being knocked out. With that being said, Klinklang still has two respectable moves, and would make a good centerpiece to a metal type deck.
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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Klinklang from the Dark Explorers set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of another Bisharp card from the same set.