Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Stoutland -- Dark Explorers Pokemon Card Review

Stoutland Dark Explorers Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Stoutland from the Dark Explorers Pokemon Card Set.  This is a stage 2, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Stoutland doesn't have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Special Fang and for three colorless energy cards it does 40 damage plus 40 more damage if Stoutland has any special energy cards attached to it.  Stoutland's second move is called Ferocious Bellow and for four colorless energy cards this move does 60 damage and any attacks from your opponent during their next turn is reduced by 30.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, if you want to utilize Stoutland to its full strength you'll definitely want to have a special energy card attached to this card, that way you can do 80 damage every turn with Special Fang.  Since this card can use any type of energy card this card can fit into any deck, however I would not put four energy cards on Stoutland, I would only use three energy cards and use Special Fang every turn, I would only ever consider putting four energy cards on Stoutland if it was about to be knocked out and Ferocious Bellow would keep Stoutland alive for another turn and be able to knock out the defending Pokemon that turn.  If I were to use Stoutland in a deck, I would use a 3,2,1 line of Stoutland and its pre-evolutions.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  Even though Stoutland can do 80 damage every turn if it has a special energy card attached to it, I still don't think this card is any better than average.  It has a low hp for a stage 2 Pokemon, and a high retreat cost.  Also neither of its moves are too great, they are actually below average in terms of attack cost to actually damage done to the defending Pokemon.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Stoutland from the Dark Explorers set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of another Haxorus card from the same set.

1 comment:

Dr. FibreMedic said...

130 is not low, even for a stage 2. The average HP for a basic is 60. For a stage 1 its 80. And for a stage 2 the average is 100-130.