Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Umbreon from the Dark Explorers Pokemon Card Set. This is actually the second, uncommon Umbreon card I have reviewed from this set, the first one I reviewed awhile back since it was one of the first card scans released from the Dark Explorers set. So, this Umbreon card is a stage 1, darkness type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Umbreon doesn't have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Confuse Ray and for one colorless energy card it does 20 damage and confuses the defending Pokemon. Umbreon's second move is called Shadow Shutdown and for three colorless energy cards, two colorless and one darkness, it does 60 damage and if you get two heads when you flip two coins you can discard all the energy cards from your opponent's active Pokemon.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, I would recommend using this card in a dual type deck for a couple of reasons, the first is that Umbreon requires mostly colorless energy cards to attack and the second reason would be that you can pair Umbreon with another Eevee evolution, and then have 4 Eevee cards in the deck and then two each of Umbreon and whatever other Eevee evolution you would like. I would try to get Umbreon into the game early on so you can start confusing your opponent's Pokemon, but if you can't get it out early, I would recommend putting it on your bench, attaching three energy cards to it, and waiting for your opponent to put a Pokemon with a lot of energy cards attached to it in the active Pokemon spot, I would then move Umbreon into that active Pokemon spot and use Shadow Shutdown until Umbreon is knocked out or retreated, I would hope to get lucky and flip 2 coins so my opponent would have to discard all their energy on that active Pokemon.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. This card is a little above average but not extremely high above average, that's why I'm still giving it a 3 out of 5. Between the two Umbreon cards from this set, both are fairly similar so if you like Umbreon and want to use Umbreon in your deck I would suggest using 1 of this card and 1 of the other card. I do like the fact that this card has a high hp, can confuse a Pokemon, and do 60 damage, but the 60 damage is an average move, and you only have a 25% chance of being able to remove all the energy attached to the defending Pokemon when using that move.
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