Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Nidorina from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set. Nidorina is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Nidorina does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Poison Sting, this move requires two energy cards, one each of colorless and psychic, and does 20 damage plus poisons the defending Pokemon. Nidorina's second move is called Double Kick, and four three energy cards, two colorless and one psychic, this move does 40 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip two coins.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Nidorina is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Nidoran into play (I reviewed Nidoran from this set yesterday) and then evolve Nidoran into Nidorina. Nidorina does have a stage 2 evolution in Nidoqueen that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed that card yet, the strategy below will act like Nidorina is the final evolution in this line. So if you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Nidoran female was an average card that could or could not be used in a deck, but probably wouldn't unless you were building a deck that includes many Pokemon that inflict special conditions on the defending Pokemon. After summarizing this Nidorina card in the overview part of this post, I would stick with that same strategy about Nidoran and not use Nidorina with Nidoran in a deck at all without using Nidoqueen. So I would not recommend using Nidorina in a deck on its own, but if you choose to use Nidoran and Nidoqueen in your deck, I would use 1 each, and get two energy cards on Nidoran as soon as possible, move it to the active Pokemon spot, use its poison move, then evolve Nidoran into Nidorina as soon as possible. Something that really dissuades me from using this card is that it has such a high retreat cost and the move that requires the most energy cards may not do any damage at all.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is a below average stage 1 Pokemon card. Even though this card has an average hp, and two moves, I am still giving this card a below average rating, mostly based on the fact that it has a high retreat cost, and neither of its moves are too great. I would much rather prefer a stage 1 card to have a move that could for sure do 40 damage instead of maybe 0, 40, or 80 damage per turn. Overall, I would rate Nidoran (female) and Nidorina from this set a 2 out of 5.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Nidorina from the Plasma Freeze set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Nidorina's stage 2 evolution in Nidoqueen which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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