Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Giratina EX from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set. This set has not been released in the United States but it will be released on August 15, 2012. This is the second of two consecutive reviews I'll be doing of the new Dragon type EX cards. When more Dragons Exalted scans are released I'll try and review those cards right away.   Giratina EX is a basic, EX, dragon type Pokemon card, with an hp of 180. It has a x2 weakness to dragon type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Giratina EX doesn't have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Shred and for three energy cards, one each of colorless, psychic, and grass, it does 90 damage.   Giratina EX's second move is called Dragon Pulse and for four energy cards, two colorless, one psychic, and one grass, it does 130 damage, but you have to discard the top 3 cards from your deck after using the move.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since this card requires both psychic and grass type energy cards you'll want to put this card into that type of a deck. I personally would keep Giratina EX on the bench until it has three energy cards on it, then put it into the active Pokemon spot, I would use Shred over Dragon Pulse every turn unless the defending Pokemon will be knocked out by 130 damage, or the defending Pokemon has more than 180 hp on it, then I would use Dragon Pulse the first turn and Shred the second. If you can somehow get four energy cards on Giratina EX quickly, I would recommend using Dragon Pulse more liberally, but by discarding 3 cards from your deck every turn, you give yourself another way to lose later in the game by running out of cards in your deck.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating. Out of the three Dragons Exalted cards I've reviewed so far I actually like the non EX card the best, I am going to give this card a 4 out of 5 rating just like the Rayquaza EX card from yesterday. This card can do major damage, but it is slow, has a high retreat cost, and makes you discard many cards from your deck very quickly. But none of this really matters if you can knock out 4 or 5 Pokemon in a row, you're not going to have to worry about not having any cards in your deck, or having to retreat Giratina EX.
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