Friday, September 24, 2010
Pokemon Card of the Day: Nidoking (Triumphant)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Nidoking from the yet to be released Triumphant set. This is a stage 2, fighting type, Pokemon card with an hp of 140. Nidoking has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to electric type Pokemon and a retreat cost of 3 colorless energy cards. Nidoking's Poke-Body is called Stamina Pheromone and this Poke-Body says that Nidoking's hp is increased by 20 for each Nidoqueen you have in play. Nidoking's only move is called Poison Horn and this move does 80 damage for four energy cards, two each of fighting and colorless, besides doing the 80 damage it also makes the defending Pokemon poisoned. As far as strategy goes it is really straightforward since Nidoking only has the one move but I would definitely recommend using Nidoqueen in this deck too that way you can get up Nidoking's hp to 180 if you have 2 Nidoqueens in play and that way you will be able to knock out quite a few Pokemon with Poison Horn and be able to take your opponent's damage without it doing too much to you. The only bad thing about this card is that it will take a long time to set up since you'll need to get Nidoqueen on your bench too and that is a stage 2 Pokemon as well so you'll either have to get really lucky drawing from your deck or you'll have to use supporters and other Poke-Powers to be able to get the cards you need. I would give this card a 3 out of 5 because it will take a lot of time to use Nidoking's Poke-Body and 80 damage for four energy cards is pretty standard in the game today. So thanks for reading today's review of Nidoking from Triumphant stay tuned for another Triumphant review this time it will be Grumpig.