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.
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