Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Scyther from the Dark Explorers Pokemon Card Set. Scyther is a basic, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a 1 colorless energy card retreat cost. Scyther doesn't have an Ability and it only has one move called Air Slash which takes three colorless energy cards and does 60 damage, however you must discard an energy card attached to Scyther after using Air Slash.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, I would recommend evolving Scyther into Scizor if you can, there isn't a Scizor card in any of the Black and White sets to date, but there are some Scizor cards in the HG/SS sets, and since Scyther only requires colorless energy cards, it doesn't matter what type Scizor may be. But if you only have Scyther in your deck or have to put it into the active Pokemon spot you'll want to have some energy cards attached to it already so you can attack with Air Slash fairly quickly, also make sure to have plenty of energy cards in your hand or more than three energy cards attached to Scyther so you can attack every turn, instead of having to wait several turns until you're able to attach another energy card to Scyther. I would only put 1 or 2 Scyther cards in a deck maximum.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating. Even though this card has a low retreat cost, and can do a fair amount of damage with any type of energy cards, I am still going to give this card a below average rating, it is too slow for my likes and if you spend the time to get three energy cards on Scyther you may get knocked out quite soon since it only has 80 hp. So I would only use this card with extreme caution.
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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Scyther from the Dark Explorers set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Crustle from the same set.