Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Dartrix from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card set. Dartrix is a Stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with a HP of 80. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Dartrix does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Sharp Blade Quill, for one colorless energy card this move does 20 damage to one of your opponent's Pokemon. Dartrix's second move is called Leaf Blade and for three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, this move does 50 damage, plus 20 more damage if you get a heads when flipping a coin.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Dartrix is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Rowlet into play (I reviewed Rowlet from this set yesterday) and then evolve Rowlet into Dartrix. Rowlet does have a Stage 2 evolution in Decidueye, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, 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 Dartrix is the final evolution in this line. So if you read my review of Rowlet, you'll know that I thought it was a very solid Basic Pokemon card overall. Other than not being able to do more than 20 damage a turn, the card was a great one to be a starter type Pokemon in a deck, since it had a solid HP and two moves, the first doing 10 damage and the second doing 20 damage. So knowing this about Rowlet and looking at this Dartrix card, the only way I would use Rowlet and Dartrix in a deck without using Decidueye would be if I was building a spread attack type deck, I could use Rowlet as a starter type Pokemon, then use Dartrix to spread damage around. I do like that Sharp Blade Quill can do damage to any of your opponent's Pokemon, not just their benched Pokemon. Ideally, you would use this move on Dartrix a few turns, then move a Pokemon into the active Pokemon spot that can do 20 or more damage to all of your opponent's Pokemon at once.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is an average to slightly below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Sun and Moon set. Other than having a low HP, and a weaker second move, if you don't flip a heads, this card is useful since it has two moves, and one of those moves can spread damage around. So together with Rowlet from this set, I would give the first two Pokemon in this line a 3 out of 5 rating, the same rating I gave both of these cards individually.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Dartrix from the Sun and Moon set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Rowlet's Stage 2 evolution in Decidueye, which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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