Monday, October 8, 2012

Throh -- Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Review

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Throh Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Throh from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set.  Throh is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Throh does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves.  The first move is called Squeeze and for three energy cards, two colorless and one fighting, this move does 40 damage plus 20 more damage and paralysis on the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when you flip a coin.  Throh's second move is called Superpower and for four energy cards, three colorless and one fighting, this move does 70 damage plus 20 more damage, if you choose to do 20 more damage, you have to do 20 damage to Throh.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since this is a basic Pokemon card with no evolutions, you only need to include this card in the deck if you want to use it.  Since Throh is quite slow, I would recommend moving Throh to the bench and attaching energy cards to it there.  I would suggest using Superpower more of often than Squeeze because it can do almost twice the amount of damage every turn, plus if you don't get a heads when using Squeeze, you had to use way too many energy cards to only do 40 damage.  The only time I would use Squeeze is if I only had three energy cards on Throh or for some reason you really needed to paralyze the defending Pokemon.  I would only use 1 Throh card in a deck because it requires so many energy cards to attack.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average basic Pokemon card.  Even though it does have above average hp, and two moves that do decent amounts of damage, the Pokemon card is too slow for my liking and I would not recommend using it in a deck.

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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Throh from the Dragons Exalted set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Sawk from the same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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