Friday, August 10, 2012

Dustox -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

Dustox Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Dustox from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Dustox is a stage 2, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130.  Dustox evolves from Wurmple and then into Cascoon which evolves into Dustox.  I have reviewed both of those other Pokemon from this set the past few days.  Dustox has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistacne type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Dustox does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves, the first move is called Hazardous Scales and for one psychic energy card this move puts the defending Pokemon to sleep, as well as burns and poisons that Pokemon.  Dustox's second move is called Aerial Ace which takes three energy cards, two colorless and one psychic, and does 50 damage plus 30 more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Dustox is a stage 2 Pokemon, you'll want to evolve Wurmple into Cascoon and then Cascoon into Dustox on the bench so you can start attacking right away when you put Dustox into the active Pokemon spot and not worry about getting knocked out after one move.  Even though Dustox's two prevolutions in the set are both grass type Pokemon, they only require colorless energy cards so make sure to attach psychic energy cards to them.  When using Dustox, I would use Hazardous Scales first, unless the Pokemon has 100 hp or less, then I would use Aerial Ace two turns in a row.  I would use this card preferably in a grass and psychic type deck that had many Pokemon that could inflict special conditions on your opponent's Pokemon.  By using this card in a grass and psychic type deck you can use 4 Wurmple, 2 each of Cascoon and Silcoon, and 2 each of Beautifly and Dustox.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average stage 2 Pokemon card.  I like Dustox's first move Hazardous Scales since it only requires one energy card and can inflict 3 special conditions, but to evolve a Pokemon to its stage 2 evolution just to use this move isn't worth it, so your best bet is to be lucky and get a couple of heads when you're using Aerial Ace, otherwise it wouldn't be worth using this card if it could only do 50 damage every turn.  I do like this card's retreat and hp they are both better than average.

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