Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Scrafty from the Dark Explorers Pokemon Card Set. This is a stage 1, darkness type Pokemon card with an hp of 100. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Scrafty doesn't have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Headbutt and for two colorless energy cards it does 30 damage. Scrafty's second move is called Crushing Blow and for three energy cards, two darkness and one colorless, it does 70 damage, and if you get a heads when you flip a coin you may discard an energy card attached to the defending Pokemon.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, I would incorporate this card into a dual type deck since it can use colorless energy cards for its attacks. I would put Scrafty into the active Pokemon spot as soon as there were two energy cards on it. I would use Headbutt first and then after that once I get three energy cards on Scrafty I would always use Crushing Blow. I would try and find other cards that have the ability to remove energy cards from the defending Pokemon so your opponent would become very frustrated when they are unable to attack every turn or need to attach another energy card to the same Pokemon turn after turn. I would use a 1-2 line of Scraggy and Scrafty in a deck that has some darkness energy cards in it.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating. This card isn't fantastic but it is definitely above average, Scrafty has a higher hp than most stage 1 Pokemon, and it has two good moves, I especially like Crushing Blow which is above average since most moves that require three energy cards do 60 damage but this move does 10 more damage than that and has the possibility of removing an energy card from the opponent.
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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Scrafty from the Dark Explorers set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Bisharp from the same set.