Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Cryogonal -- Noble Victories Pokemon Card Review

Cryogonal Pokemon Card Noble Victories Set
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Cryogonal from the Noble Victories set. This is a basic, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 80. I've already reviewed the rare Cryogonal card from this set, and today's review is of the uncommon version, card #32/101. Cryogonal has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Cryogonal doesn't have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Icy Wind and for one water energy card it puts the defending Pokemon to sleep. Cryogonal's second move is called Ice Shard and for two energy cards, one each of water and colorless it does 30 damage plus 40 more damage if the defending Pokemon is a fighting type Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, this is great card to start the game with since it can put the defending Pokemon to sleep right away with only one energy card and then while that Pokemon is asleep it can either do 30 damage or more every turn once you get two energy cards on it plus you're able to get your benched Pokemon ready for battle if you continuously put the defending Pokemon to sleep since Cryogonal won't be attacked and you can focus on your benched Pokemon, even if the defending Pokemon attacks Cryogonal early in the game, since this card is fairly quick and has 80 hp it should last a couple of turns for sure against weak basic Pokemon and knock those same basic Pokemon out in two turns. I would consider putting Cryogonal in a water type deck of mine, I would suggest 2 or 3 total, I would use 1 or 2 of the uncommon cards and 1 of the rare Cryogonals.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating. This is definitely one of the better, water type, starting Pokemon cards out there since it has a high hp, low retreat cost, and good moves that can benefit your bench by inflicting special conditions on the defending Pokemon making it unable to attack you. I would definitely include at least 1 of these cards in any water type deck of mine. But would preferably have the amount I listed in the strategy part of this review.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Cryogonal from the Noble Victories set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Emolga from the same set.