Sunday, June 30, 2013

Dodrio -- Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Review

Dodrio Plasma Storm Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Dodrio from the Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Set.  Dodrio is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Dodrio does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move this card has is called Raging Pecks, this move requires one colorless energy card and does 30 damage times the number of heads it gets when you flip three coins, however after using this move Dodrio becomes confused.  Dodrio's second move is called Drill Peck, this move does 60 damage for three colorless energy cards.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Dodrio is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Doduo into play (I reviewed Doduo from this set yesterday) and then evolve Doduo into Dodrio.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Doduo was a below average Pokemon card that even though it could do a fairly high amount of damage, potentially, I wouldn't use in a deck on its own.  Because of this, I would try and evolve Doduo into Dodrio on the bench, and if you have some trainers in your hand that heal confusion, I would move Dodrio into the active Pokemon spot as early as possible in the game, attach one energy card to it and use Raging Pecks trying to knock out as many weak basic Pokemon as possible.  If you can't get Dodrio into the active Pokemon spot early in the game, I would keep it on the bench, put three energy cards on it and use Drill Peck most turns.  I personally, wouldn't use this card in a deck, but if you choose to I would recommend using a 2-2 or 2-1 line of Doduo and Dodrio in any type deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average stage 1 Pokemon card.  I do like that this card can work in any deck and that it has two moves and that Raging Pecks requires only 1 energy card, but overall Raging Pecks would be better if it didn't depend on coin flips and it didn't confuse Dodrio.  Drill Peck is average at best.  So overall, I would rate this line a 2 out of 5, and would not recommend using either Doduo or Dodrio from this set in a deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Dodrio from the Plasma Storm set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Snorlax, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

Free Pokemon TCG Online Code Cards:
Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
What is a noticeable different in appearance between male and female Dodrio?
Please respond by including your YouTube username and link to your YouTube channel.  If the question is quite tough, the first correct comment will win, otherwise I'll use a random number generator to choose a winner.

17 comments:

Sherief Adel said...

Male has black necks and female has beige necks


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Ljaytylersaurus said...

They have different coloured necks - males have black necks, whilst females a browny beige colour. My youtube username is ljaytylersaur

Ljaytylersaurus said...

http://www.youtube.com/user/ljaytylersaur/featured

dracometeor95 said...

the male doduo has a black neck while the female one has a light brownish colour.

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Frank Sosa said...

Awesome

Ondra Kaše said...

A female Dodrio has brown necks, while a male has black ones.

yt: KaseO2
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Simon Perovnik said...

They have different coloured necks - males have black necks, whilst females a browny beige colour.

TheGumpec

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheGumpec

Unknown said...
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Unknown said...

The female dodrio has a light brown neck while the male has a black neck. firestyle6776
http://www.youtube.com/user/firestyle6776

jose pedro Santos said...

They have different coloured necks - males have black necks, whilst females a browny beige colour.

jose pedro santos

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAZv7ku-z3BD5p16S6m60Dg?feature=guid

Danilo masp said...

Male has black necks and female has beige necks

daniloim89

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Daniel De Biase said...

They have different coloured necks - males have black necks, whilst females a browny beige colour.

Persians14

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AlphaFireLord said...

Male Dodrio have black-colored necks and female Dodrio have brown-colored necks.

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Martin T said...

Male Dodrios have black necks whereas female ones have brown ones

Martin T said...

http://www.youtube.com/user/BRISINGRRRRR

Kpwbo said...

Male Dodrio have black necks, while female Dodrio have brown ones.

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Draco for winning!