Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Gyarados from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set. Gyarados is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130. Gyarados is the stage 1 evolution of Magikarp, there is a Magikarp card in this set and I reviewed that card yesterday. Gyarados has a x2 weakness to electric type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Gyarados does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Sharp Fang and for three energy cards, two colorless and one water, it does 60 damage. Gyarados's second move is called Swing Around and for four energy cards, three colorless and one water, it does 60 damage plus 30 more damage for each heads you get when you flip a coin.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since this is a stage 1 Pokemon, you'll first have to evolve Magikarp into Gyarados to use this card. Like I said yesterday, you'll want to keep Magikarp on the bench until you evolve it into Gyarados, once that happens you can move this card into the active Pokemon spot when it has at least three energy cards on it. As far as strategy goes, it is really a no-brainer with this card, you'll want to do the most damage possible every turn, so you'll want to attach four energy cards to Gyarados and use Swing Around every turn, and some luck your way can do some major damage, because if you get two heads when using Swing Around it will do 120 damage instead of 60 damage that turn. Since Gyarados is a slow Pokemon that has the potential to do a fair amount of damage, I would not put more than a 1-1 line of Magikarp and Gyarados in a water type deck.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. Even though this card can do 120 damage a turn (if you're lucky) and has an hp of 130 for a stage 1 Pokemon, I'm still giving this card an average rating. I'm doing this because this card is just too slow in my opinion, plus once you get it in the active Pokemon spot it takes three energy cards to retreat it, so if you don't have enough energy cards on this card in the active Pokemon spot this can wreak havoc on your own team.
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