Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Houndoom from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set. Houndoom is a stage 1, darkness type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Houndoom does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, its first move is called Bite and for two darkness energy card this move does 30 damage. Houndoom's second move is called Fire Fang and for three energy cards, one darkness and two colorless, this move does 70 damage and burns the defending Pokemon.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Houndoom is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Houndour into play (I reviewed Houndour from this set yesterday) and then evolve Houndour into Houndoom. If you read yesterday's review, I think Houndour wouldn't be a great starter Pokemon, so you should always have Houndour on the bench when evolving it into Houndoom. When you get Houndoom into the active Pokemon spot, I would use Bite right away if you only have one energy card on Houndoom, if you have three energy cards, make sure to use Fire Fang every turn. So ultimately, I would not move Houndoom into the active Pokemon spot until Houndoom has three energy cards on it so I can use Fire Fang immediately. I would use a 2-1 or 2-2 line of Houndour and Houndoom in a darkness type deck.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating. In my opinion, this is an above average stage 1 Pokemon card. I like how Houndoom has an above average hp, low retreat cost and two great moves. Bite is a very quick move that does a good amount of damage, and Fire Fang is a little slower move, but it does above average damage plus it inflicts a special condition. I would highly recommend using this card in a deck, it will be a great filler card in a deck.
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