Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Herdier from the Dark Explorers Pokemon Card Set. This is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Herdier doesn't have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Roar which takes one colorless energy card and makes the opponent switch their active Pokemon with one of their benched Pokemon. Herdier's second move is called Tackle and for two colorless energy cards, it does 30 damage.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since this is a stage 1 Pokemon card with a stage 2 evolution in Stoutland, you'll want to keep Herdier on the bench until you can evolve it into Stoutland. So I suggest not ever putting Herdier into the active Pokemon spot, if you have to though, I would suggest first using Roar to hopefully make your opponent put a weaker Pokemon into the active Pokemon spot, then after that until I am able to evolve into Stoutland, I would use Tackle every turn. If I were to use Herdier in a deck, I would only use it to get to Stoutland, and I would have a 3-2-1 line of Lillipup, Herdier, and Stoutland in any type of deck, since all three of these Pokemon can use any type of energy.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is another below average Stage 1 Pokemon card, it has a low hp, high retreat cost, and two weak moves, I would not want to play this card at all, and I would dearly hope to evolve Herdier into Stoutland before putting Stoutland into the active Pokemon spot.
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