Friday, May 25, 2012

Tornadus EX -- Dark Explorers Pokemon Card Review

Tornadus EX Dark Explorers Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Tornadus EX from the Dark Explorers Pokemon Card Set.  This is a stage basic, EX, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 170.  It has a x2 weakness to electric type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Tornadus EX doesn't have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Blow Through which takes two colorless energy cards and does 30 damage plus 30 more damage if there is a Stadium Card in play.  Tornadus EX's second move is called Power Blast which takes three colorless energy cards and does 100 damage, however if you get a tails when you flip a coin you must discard an energy card attached to Tornadus EX.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, I would not use this card until I had three energy cards on it, then I could use Power Blast every turn and knock out all Pokemon in two turns or less...if I have enough energy cards if I am unlucky and get tails every time I use Power Blast.  I would recommend putting a couple of Stadium Cards in your deck so that if you can knock out the defending Pokemon with 60 damage or less you can use Blow Through instead of Power Blast and not risk losing an energy card after attacking.  Just remember when using this card if it is knocked out, your opponent gets to take two prize cards instead of one.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  Even for an EX card, I think this card is pretty good, I like the fact Tornadus EX has a high hp, low retreat cost, and at least one good move.  As long as you aren't extremely unlucky or don't have many energy cards in your hand, you should be able to knock out every Pokemon in two turns or less which should make winning a battle against your opponent extremely easy.

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


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