Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Deino from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set. This is the first of two consecutive Deino cards I'll be reviewing from this set. Deino is a basic, dragon type Pokemon card, with an hp of 60. It has a x2 weakness to dragon type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Deino does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Deep Growl and for one darkness energy card if you get a heads when flipping a coin, the defending Pokemon is paralyzed. Deino's second move is called Power Breath and for two energy cards, one each of psychic and colorless, this move does 30 damage, however you have to discard an energy card attached to Deino.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Deino has a stage 1 evolution in Zweilous, and a stage 2 evolution in Hydreigon, you can definitely leave this card on your bench and evolve Deino into its evolutions before putting it into the active Pokemon spot. In the case you are forced to put this card into the active Pokemon spot, the strategy is quite straightforward, if you can't evolve Deino, use Power Breath when you have two energy cards on Deino, otherwise use Deep Growl if you only have one. But I would not use this card on its own in any type deck, possibly tomorrow's Deino card will be better but I cannot recommend using this card at all.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating. In my opinion, this is a very bad basic Pokemon and an awful card to have to use to get a to a stage 2 Pokemon. The only good thing about this card is that it has an average hp, other than that there is nothing else positive, Deep Growl only works approximately 50% of the time and Power Breath makes you discard an energy card, plus Deino's retreat cost is too high for a basic Pokemon that is as weak as this card is.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Deino from the Dragons Exalted set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of the second Deino card from the same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!