Monday, January 15, 2018

Darkrai -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Darkrai Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Darkrai from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Darkrai is a Basic, Darkness type Pokemon card with a HP of 120.  Darkrai has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Psychic type Pokemon, and a two Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  This card does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move on this card is called Hypnoblast, for two Energy cards, one each of Darkness and Colorless, this move does 30 damage, and it puts the defending Pokemon to Sleep.  Dark Raid is the name of this card's second move, for three Energy cards, one Darkness and two Colorless, this move does 80 damage, plus 80 more damage if your opponent has already used their GX attack.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Darkrai is a Basic Pokemon card with no evolution forms, you'll only have to use this card in a deck if you want to use Darkrai.  With this being said, this card works very well in a Darkness type deck paired with Sneasel and Weavile from this set.  Weavile can do major damage to all Pokemon that have an Ability, while this card does not have an Ability, but it can inflict a Special Condition and prevent your opponent from attacking, and, if your opponent is using GX cards, and uses their GX move, this card can do 160 damage for only two Energy, with one being a Special Energy.  So, if you're looking to build a budget deck, one that is not so hard on the wallet, certainly try building a deck with the Pokemon I've mentioned from the Burning Shadows set.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very good Basic Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  This card has an excellent HP and two good moves.  The one knock out this card is it is a little slow to set up to attack, but if your opponent uses a GX attack, this card does 160 damage every turn for only two Energy! Plus, if you want to try and get your Benched Pokemon set up, or you want to prevent your opponent from attacking, putting their Active Pokemon to Sleep every turn, can accomplish that!

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Darkrai from the Burning Shadows set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Darkrai GX, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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How many total Darkrai cards are there in the Burning Shadows set?
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Augusto César said...

4 total cards.

Juan L. Dela Cruz said...

4 cards (5 including reverse holos)

rayyan zamizam said...

4-5 depending on if you count reverses or not.