Monday, December 20, 2010

Pokemon Card of the Day: Hypno (Heart Gold/Soul Silver)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Hypno from the Heart Gold/Soul Silver set. This is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to psychic Pokemon, no resistance type, and a 2 colorless energy card retreat cost. Hypno's Poke-Power is called Sleep Pendulum and this power lets you once per turn flip a coin and if it is heads the defending Pokemon is asleep. Hypno's only move is called Psychic Shot and for 3 energy cards, 1 psychic and 2 colorless, it does 30 damage plus 10 damage to each of your opponent's benched Pokemon. So as far as strategy goes I would definitely keep Hypno on your bench at all times so you can have a 50% chance of making the defending Pokemon asleep, also this card would be good in a spread damage type deck the only problem I have with Psychic Shot however is that it has a steep energy cost. Because of this I would only rate this card a 3 out of 5. The move is okay, I wish it would have been only two energy cards for its move and its Poke-Power would have been more deadly but overall it is average because if either of those things I just suggested were true with this card it would be extremely powerful and a staple in any psychic deck out there. So thanks for reading today's review of Hypno from Heart Gold/Soul Silver, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Lapras from the same set.

1 comment:

Nintendan said...

Hypno is actually an interesting tech card due to its ability to cause Sleep. While Psychic shot is a bit expensive for it's low damage aotput and Hypno has a retreat of 2, you won't be attacking with him often, or at all. But his power works so well with Leafeon (17/90 HS:Undaunted). With this guy, you can flip a coin. If heads, the Defending Pokémon is Asleep. With Leafeon's Miasma Wind, you can do 50 damage for one Energy. And Leafeon can be paired up with other Status Affecting Pokémon as well.
Hypno has a decent 90HP. 100 would have been nice but at least it isn't 80. The weakness is terrible but remember - Hypno won't be Active unless your opponent uses Luxray GL LV.X's Bright Look Poké-Power or a Gust Of Wind or even the Pokémon Catcher from the Japanese Black and White set. He may be your last Pokémon, so you might want to include some Switches in the deck.
I give Hypno a 3/5. While not being that brilliant, he is playable in some way. Causing sleep just for a flip is quite nice, and allows to fully abuse Leafeon's Miasma Wind for even more damage.