Thursday, August 29, 2013

Nidorino -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Nidorino Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Nidorino from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Nidorino 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.  Nidorino does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Double Kick, this move requires two energy cards, one each of colorless and psychic, and does 30 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip two coins.  Nidorino's second move is called Horn Attack, this move does 50 damage for three colorless energy cards.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Nidorino 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 Nidorino.  Nidorino does have a stage 2 evolution in Nidoking 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 Nidorino is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Nidoran was an average card that could or could not be used in a deck, but if you were debating between using Nidoran female or male in a deck, I would recommend the female one after looking at the first two Pokemon in the two related lines.  After summarizing this Nidorino card in the overview part of this post, I wouldn't recommend using this card in a deck without using Nidoking with it, however I won't be reviewing Nidoking from this set for a few days, because Nidoking is a fighting type Pokemon card in this set.  I say that, because both of Nidorino's moves are below average, the first move may do no damage at all, and the second move is below average in general.  If you do choose to use this Pokemon in your deck, I wouldn't use more than a 1-1 line and use Horn Attack most turns.

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 both of Nidorino's moves are below average coupled with its high retreat cost.  So I would still prefer the "queen" line when looking at the Nidoking and Nidoqueen lines from this set.  Overall, I would give Nidoran and Nidorino a 2 out of 5 rating, both cards have received below average ratings.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Nidorino from the Plasma Freeze set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Grimer 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 --
In the Pokemon games, what type(s) is/are Nidorino?
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.


Softpoke said...


Youtube Username: Softpoke

Vinay Kamat said...

Poison Type

Vinay Kamat

Tehno Boy said...

In games, Nidorino is poison type.

Username : BestYonutz

Amirul Yew said...


Amirul Yew

Luka Panjan said...
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Luka Panjan said...

Nidorino is poison type.


oswin gosal said...

Nidorino is a poison type

oswin gosal

Leon Jeremy said...

Nidorino is Poison type in the games.


Edgaras Jakas said...
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Darkshinyi Ex said...

Poison type.

Darkshinyi Ex

tenzin kalden said...

poison type
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jose pedro Santos said...

The type is poison.

jose pedro santos

Hristo Mihailov said...

It's a poison type

Hristo Mihailov

Meindra Rahardian said...



Eivind Gjerde Johansen said...

Nidorino is a poison type in the pokémon games.

Youtube username: eivind261093

Clipzarn said...

Nidorino is a posion-type Pokémon in the games.

Jia Wei Ng said...



Giachino Barcelona said...

In the games,nidorino is poison type

Name:Giachino Barcelona


Benjamin Lin said...



Aaron Jordan said...

Aaron Jordan

Daniel Garcia said...

Poison type

Fauzul Chowdhury said...


Fauzul Chowdhury

DarkVilegrin said...

Nidorino is a poison type.


Anonymous said...

Nidorino is a Poison type Pokemon.

LordDeathFalcon(Mr. Falcon)

Jay104 said...

Poison type!


tony dan said...

poison type nad username is tony dan

Anonymous said...

Nidorino is poison type


Jon Gait said...

Poison Type


Edgaras Jakas said...

is a poison type
Edgaras Jakas

Edgaras Jakas said...

who wins

neil campbell said...

It is a Poison Type Pokémon


PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Jay104 for winning!