Sunday, June 2, 2013

Donphan -- Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Review

Donphan Plasma Storm Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Donphan from the Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Set.  Donphan is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to lightning type Pokemon, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Donphan does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move this card has is called Spinning Turn, this move requires one fighting energy card and does 40 damage, however after using this move you must switch Donphan from the active Pokemon spot and put one of your benched Pokemon in that spot instead.  Donphan's second move is called Wreck, this move requires four energy cards, two each of fighting and colorless, and does 80 damage.  However, if you have a Stadium card in play while using this move, it does 140 damage total instead of 80.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Donphan is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Phanpy into play (I reviewed Phanpy from this set yesterday) and then evolve Phanpy into Donphan.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Phanpy would be an okay starter type Pokemon card because it has such a high hp, but I recommended keeping Phanpy on the bench until you can evolve it into Donphan and then attach four energy cards to Donphan while it is on the bench.  So ideally, you'll set this card up on your bench and also have an energy card in play or use one when you move Donphan to the active Pokemon spot.  I would use Wreck as many turns as possible then why it is time to retreat, do not waste four energy cards retreating, but use Spinning Turn, do some damage and retreat for free.  Because Donphan is a slow Pokemon card, I would not use more than 1 in a deck, I would consider using a 2-1 or 1-1 line of Phanpy and Donphan in a fighting type deck.  But no matter how many of each Pokemon from this line you use, make sure to have a plethora of Stadium cards in your deck so you can maximize Donphan's Wreck move.

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.  Like Phanpy from yesterday, I like that this card has an extremely high hp plus two moves.  The only real negative of this card is its high retreat cost but Spinning Turn greatly reduces the need to retreat so it really isn't that bad.  So overall, this entire line of Phanpy and Donphan from the Plasma Storm set is pretty good, I would give it a 4 out of 5 rating, this line would be a great line to have in a fighting type deck, not as the main line, but as a great role player.

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

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Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
How do a male Donphan's tusks compare to a female Donphan's tusks?
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.

44 comments:

Arjen said...

A male Donphan has longer tusks than a female.

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mirox said...

a female donphan has shorter tusks than a female
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Arvid Jonsson said...

A female Donphan has shorter tusks than a male.

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Vaggelis Loutsetis said...

A female Donphan has shorter tusks than a male.

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Arthur Lee said...

A male Donphan has longer tusks than a female.

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ETTE said...
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ETTE said...

A male Donphan's tusks are much longer as they from a female. :)

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Remi Corneliussen said...

A male Donphan's tusks are longer :)

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Urban Rivals said...

A male Donphan's tusks are longer

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Danilo masp said...

A female Donphan has shorter tusks than a male.

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Ondra Kaše said...

A male Donphan has longer tusks than a female.

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RakunZZa said...

A male Donphan has longer tusks than a female.

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koizo92 said...

A female Donphan has shorter tusks than a male.

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Mohanned tarek said...

A male Donphan has longer tusks than a female.
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timihari said...

Male Donphan have longer tusks than females.

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Kpwbo said...

Male Donphan's tusks are longer than female Donphan's ones.

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Đạc Nguyễn Lâm Hớn said...

FEMALE SHORTER THAN MALE
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Jeff Hardy Immortal said...

A female Donphan has shorter tusks than a male.
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john said...

male donphan has longer tusks than the female donphan


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GamerGuyArchangel said...

The Males Tusks is longer then the females

Niran Mistry said...

male donphan have longer tusks and female have shorter tusks ;)
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Daniel De Biase said...

Male Donphan's tusks are longer than female Donphan's ones.

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Emmanuel André Tejada del Pozo said...

Male's tusks are longer than female ones when talking about Donphans :P

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MrRafaBoy said...

A male Donphan has longer tusks than a female. http://www.youtube.com/user/MrRafaBoy -MrRafaBoy

Aaron Elofson said...

Males have longerhttp://www.youtube.com/user/TheAaron730
tusks.

Seth Dunford said...

A male has longer tusks than the female! :D

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Bastian Sandoval said...
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Bastian Sandoval said...

female donphan have an smaller tusks compare to males

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Anlon Chen said...

Male donphan have larger tusks than female
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Ben Clarkson said...

Male Donphans have larger tusks than females
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TK said...

A male Donphan has longer tusks than a female.

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Alec Jean said...

A male Donphan has longer tusks than a female

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giano574 said...

The male has longer tusks than the female.

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zkranc said...

A female Donphan has shorter tusks than a male.

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ndoggydogable said...

male tusks are longer.
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AlphaFireLord said...

The tusks of a male Donphan are longer than those of a female.

gamepro29522 said...

I feel like I'm copying everyone but I already knew lol Male donphan tusks are longer than female donphans :)

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Solar Luke said...
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Solar Luke said...

Male Donphan's tusk are much longer and curvier than a female one. youtube.com/user/luqhman99

Arthur Lee said...

A male Donphan has longer tusks than a female.

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CMN said...

They're longer.

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PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Urban for winning!

Mine-O-Saurus Rex said...

A male Donphan's tusks are longer
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