Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Nidoqueen from the Rising Rivals set. This is a stage 2, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 120. It has a +30 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to electric type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Nidoqueen's Poke-Body is called Maternal Comfort and says that any time between turns you may remove 1 damage counter from each of your Pokemon. Besides the Poke-Body, Nidoqueen has two moves, the first move is called Mega Punch which does 40 damage for only one psychic energy card. And Nidoqueen's second move is called Ruthless Tail which takes three energy cards, one psychic and two colorless and does 50 damage plus 10 more damage for each of your opponent's benched Pokemon.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, I would put Nidoqueen onto the bench as soon as possible so that you can utilize its Poke-Body and heal every one of your Pokemon during each turn. However, I would keep Nidoqueen on my bench until my opponent has a full bench, then I would put Nidoqueen in and use Ruthless Tail and be able to do 100 damage for only 3 energy cards. I would definitely include Pokemon in the same deck as Nidoqueen to have free or low retreat costs so you can rotate them in and out easily so all your Pokemon will have a little damage on them, then Nidoqueen can use Maternal Comfort a couple of turns and remove all their damage.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating. I like that Nidoqueen can heal pretty much every Pokemon on your team without leaving the bench and when it does go into the active Pokemon spot it can really damage your opponent's Pokemon with both of its moves. I do wish that this Pokemon had a little higher hp, but it shouldn't be a problem if you keep it on your bench most of the game.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Nidoqueen from the Rising Rivals set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Raichu GL from the same set.