Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Krokorok from the X and Y Pokemon card set. Krokorok is a stage 1, darkness type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Krokorok does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Crunch and for two colorless energy cards this move does 20 damage plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin the defending Pokemon must have an energy card discarded from it. Krokorok's second move is called Darkness Fang, this move does 60 damage for three energy cards, two darkness and one colorless.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Krokorok is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Sandile into play (I reviewed Sandile from this set yesterday) and then evolve Sandile into Krokorok. Krokorok does have a stage 2 evolution in Krookodile that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed that card yet, the strategy below will act like Krokorok is the final evolution in this line. So if you read yesterday's review of Sandile you'll know that I thought it was an average to slightly below average basic Pokemon card that had a high hp, retreat cost, and two moves, both doing a good amount of damage but both moves being fairly slow. I recommended against using that card in a deck on its own because of its slowness. Knowing that Sandile is slow as well as Krokorok, if you choose to use the first two Pokemon in this line without Krookodile, I wouldn't use more than a 1-1 line in a darkness type deck. I would evolve Sandile into Krokorok on the bench and try and use Darkness Fang every time in the active Pokemon spot, of course if you have less than three energy cards on it you'll have to use Crunch instead which could be useful early on in the game by buying time allowing you to set up your bench Pokemon while your opponent's Pokemon is unable to attack.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is an average stage 1 Pokemon card from the X and Y set. Sandile from this family was a slightly below average 3 out of 5, but this Krokorok is a solid 3 out of 5. Besides having a high retreat cost, everything else on this card is pretty average. So if you're building a darkness type deck, this Pokemon line wouldn't be the worst line to put in your deck. Overall I would rate Sandile and Krokorok from this set a 3 out of 5, both individually were 3s.
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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Krokorok from the X and Y set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Krokorok's stage 2 evolution in Krookodile which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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