Thursday, June 6, 2013

Riolu #76/135 -- Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Review

Riolu Plasma Storm Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Riolu from the Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of two consecutive Riolu cards I've reviewed from this set.  Riolu is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  So everything between the two Riolu cards from this set are the same so far.  Like yesterday's card, Riolu does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move this card has is called Kick, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 20 damage.  Riolu's second move is called Feint, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one fighting, and does 40 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Riolu is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Lucario, which I'll be reviewing the next two days, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So on its own, this Riolu card would be an okay basic Pokemon card to use in your deck.  Because this card is a little slower to attack you'll want to keep this card on your bench until you get at least two energy cards on it so you can move it into the active Pokemon spot right away and starting using Kick, then when you get three energy cards on Riolu you can use Feint.  Compared to yesterday's card, I like this one less, especially if you aren't going to use this card with Lucario, I would use yesterday's card because it can attack quicker.  If you want to use a card similar to this one in your fighting type deck, there are plenty of Legendary, fighting type basic Pokemon cards out there that have a higher hp and can do more damage for the same amount of energy cards.  So I probably wouldn't use this card on its own in a deck, I would use the other Riolu card from this set, however this card really isn't that bad so you could use it for sure and not do too bad with it.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average basic Pokemon card.  Even though this card has an above average hp and a low retreat cost I am giving this card an average rating because it is a little worse than the other Riolu card in this set, and even though this card has two moves, both require a fair amount of energy cards, so I would rather go with a Pokemon that has a slightly lower hp but can attack quicker.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Riolu from the Plasma Storm set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Riolu's stage 1 evolution in Lucario which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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The second video I posted on YouTube had a Riolu card with the package, what set was this Riolu card from?
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26 comments:

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