Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Slaking from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set. Slaking is a stage 2, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 150. Slaking is the stage 2 evolution of Vigoroth, and before that Slakoth, both of those Pokemon I have reviewed the past couple of days, and both of those Pokemon are in this set. Slaking has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost. Slaking's Ability is called Unobservant which says that if your opponent's active Pokemon is a basic Pokemon, Slaking can't attack. Besides the terrible Ability, Slaking only has one move called Crushing Blow which requires four colorless energy cards and does 100 damage plus you get to discard an energy card attached to the defending Pokemon.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Slaking is a stage 2 Pokemon, I would recommend evolving Slakoth into Vigoroth and then Vigoroth into Slaking on your bench. Once you have four energy cards on Slaking and your opponent does not have a basic Pokemon card in the active Pokemon spot, I would then move Slaking into the active Pokemon spot and use Crushing Blow every turn. Because Slaking can't attack basic Pokemon, I would wait until near the end of the game or when your opponent has most of their benched Pokemon evolved so that when you knock out their active Pokemon they have to move in a stage 1 or stage 2 Pokemon so you can start using Crushing Blow on that Pokemon right away. I would use no more than a 3-2-1 line of Slakoth, Vigoroth, and Slaking in any type deck.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. In my opinion, this is a very good but not great stage 2 Pokemon card. The things I like about this card are its HP, the fact that it is a colorless type Pokemon so it can be used in any deck, and Crushing Blow does a ton of damage. However, this card has many negative things about it, first off is the fact it can't attack basic Pokemon, secondly, both Slakoth and Vigoroth are quite weak from this set, and thirdly this card is extremely slow and requires a ton of energy cards to retreat. But overall, I think this card is average and it can be used in a deck.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
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