Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Gurdurr from the Dark Explorers Pokemon Card Set. This is stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80. It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Gurdurr doesn't have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Low Kick and for one colorless energy card it does 20 damage. Gurdurr's second move is called Steel Swing and for three energy cards, two colorless and one fighting it does 60 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip two coins.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Gurdurr doesn't have an Ability and it can attack with only one energy card on it, you should put Gurdurr into the active Pokemon spot whenever you get it into play and one of your Pokemon retreats or gets knocked out. I would preferably like to use Steel Swing but better safe than sorry and you should use Low Kick when you for sure can knock out the defending Pokemon in 20 damage. But if you're feeling lucky make sure to use Steel Swing. Since this card isn't that great and requires a fair amount of luck to do a good amount of damage, I would only recommend a 2-1 line of Timburr and Gurdurr in a dual or fighting type deck.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating. This is a below average card in my opinion, it has a low hp, high retreat cost, and weak moves. Even though this card has the potential to do 120 damage every turn, you need a great amount of luck to do that much, and by the time you get three energy cards on Gurdurr it may get knocked out, and when you use Steel Swing it might not do any damage which is a waste of a turn, if Gurdurr had a better move to fall back on then Low Kick I would consider giving this card a higher rating but since it doesn't I'm giving it a below average rating.
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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Gurdurr from the Dark Explorers set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of the second of two, long apart Umbreon cards from the same set. Make sure to check below for Free Code Cards for the online Pokemon TCG.