Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Slowking from the Dark Explorers Pokemon Card Set. This is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Slowking doesn't have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Psy Bolt which takes one psychic energy card and does 20 damage, if you get a heads when you flip a coin the defending Pokemon is paralyzed. Slowking's second move is called Hand Press and for three energy cards, one psychic and two colorless, it does 50 damage plus 30 more damage if you have more cards in your hand than your opponent.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, as long as you have three energy cards on Slowking I would always use Hand Press and do 80 damage a turn. There is really no reason to keep Slowking on the bench since it doesn't have an Ability so as soon as it has at least 1 energy card on it move it into the active Pokemon spot when a Pokemon retreats or is knocked out. To make sure that you always have more cards than your opponent either don't use many trainers or supporters or wait to evolve your Pokemon or have supporters or trainers in your deck that allow you to draw many cards. If I were to use this card in a psychic type deck I would have a 1-1 line of Slowpoke and Slowking.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. To me, this is another average rare card from the Dark Explorers set. Slowking has an average hp and retreat cost and Psy Bolt is an average move. Hand Press is actually below average unless you have more cards in your hand than your opponent then it is an above average move so it really evens out to be an average card.
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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Slowking from the Dark Explorers set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Cofagrigus from the same set.