Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Hariyama from the Arceus set. This is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 110. It has a +30 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost. Hariyama doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have two moves, the first move is called Push Out which does 50 damage for three energy cards, two colorless and one fighting, besides doing the damage your opponent must switch the defending Pokemon with one of their benched Pokemon. Hariyama's second move is called Vortex Chop which does 60 damage for four energy cards, two each of fighting and colorless. However if the defending Pokemon has a resistance, this move does 120 damage instead of 60.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, I would recommend keeping this card on your bench until your opponent puts a Pokemon in the active Pokemon spot that has a resistance on it so you can put Hariyama in and use Vortex Chop to knock it out. Since Hariyama has such a high retreat cost, you'll have to keep it in there and hope that your opponent plays Pokemon that have resistances on them. But if they put in a Pokemon that doesn't have a resistance, use Push Out to put a Pokemon into the active spot that does.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating. For a stage 1 Pokemon card this is a pretty good card that has the potential to do quite a bit of damage. Both of its moves work quite well together and as long as your opponent has Pokemon that mostly have resistances this card can dominate very quickly.
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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Hariyama from the Arceus set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Lopunny from the Arceus set.