Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Gothorita from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set. Gothorita is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80. Gothorita is the stage 1 evolution of Gothita, there is a Gothita card in this set and I reviewed that card yesterday, Gothorita's stage 2 evolution is Gothitelle and I'll be reviewing that card tomorrow. Gothorita has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Gothorita does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Hypnoblast which requires one psychic energy card and does 10 damage plus it puts the defending Pokemon to sleep. Gothorita's second move is called Mind Shock and for three energy cards, two colorless and one psychic, this move does 40 damage and this move isn't affected by weakness or resistance.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since this is a stage 1 Pokemon, you'll first have to evolve Gothita into Gothorita to use this card. You can actually put Gothita into the active Pokemon spot since it isn't too bad of a card, but I would recommend keeping it on your bench and evolving it into Gothorita, once that happens I would still recommend keeping this Pokemon on the bench because it doesn't have a very high hp and neither of its moves can do much damage, at least for the amount of energy that it requires. I would recommend getting three energy cards on Gothorita, evolving it into Gothitelle and then moving actually moving it into the active Pokemon spot. If I had to put Gothorita into the active Pokemon spot, my strategy would be to use Hynoblast first to put the defending Pokemon to sleep, then use Mind Shock every turn after that. I would not use Gothita and Gothorita in a deck on their own, I would only use this Pokemon line if I wanted to use Gothitelle.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating. This is a well below average, stage 1 Pokemon card. I would stay away from this card at all costs...unless of course you want to use Gothitelle, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow. This card has way too low of hp, and two terrible moves, so I would not ever put this card into the active Pokemon spot if I didn't have to.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Gothorita from the Dragons Exalted set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Gothorita's stage 2 evolution in Gothitelle from the same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!