Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Deino from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set. This is the second 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 Guard Press and for one darkness energy card this move does 10 damage and any damage done to Deino during your opponent's next turn is reduced by 10. Deino's second move is called Headbutt and for three energy cards, two colorless and one psychic, this move does 30 damage.
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. If you want for some reason to put Deino into the active Pokemon spot or if you have Deino in your deck to support Hydreigon or Zweilous, this is the card to use over yesterday's card. This card can attack and do damage every turn whereas yesterday's card can't. I would hope to only have to use Guard Press once or twice before evolving into Zweilous, but if you get three energy cards on Deino make sure to use Headbutt instead of Guard Press. This card may be an okay basic/starter Pokemon, but if you choose to use this card you'll have to use it in a darkness and psychic type deck.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating. In my opinion, this is a little below average basic Pokemon card. This card is definitely the better of the two Deino cards from this set and is not a bad starter card, but Guard Press is the only good move on this card, Headbutt costs way too much to use which is a negative, plus its retreat cost is just like yesterday's Deino card and too high in my opinion. So if your heart is set on using a Deino card in a deck, make sure to use this card out of the two from this set, but I would recommend not using Deino at all without having its evolutions.
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 Deino's stage 1 evolution in Zweilous, there are two Zweilous cards in this set and I'll be reviewing the first one tomorrow. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!