Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Hariyama -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Hariyama Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Hariyama from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Hariyma is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 120.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Hariyama does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Fake Out, this move requires two energy cards, one each of colorless and fighting, and does 30 damage, plus it paralyzes the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when you flip a coin.  Hariyama's second move is called Pivot Throw, this move requires three energy cards, two fighting and one colorless, and does 90 damage, however if your opponent's Pokemon attacks Hariyama during their next turn, that move is increased by 20.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Hariyama is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Makuhita into play (I reviewed Makuhita from this set yesterday) and then evolve Makuhita into Hariyama.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Makuhita was a terrible basic Pokemon, so because of this, if you want to use Hariyama in your deck, I would highly recommend evolving this line on your bench.  So if I were to use this line in my deck, I wouldn't use more than a 2-1 line, I would try and use Pivot Throw but only when the defending Pokemon would be knocked out by the move, otherwise it will take away Hariyama's advantage of having an above average hp for a stage 1 Pokemon.  I would not use this card or line in a deck if I were looking to build a fighting type deck, neither card is anything great and overall the line is definitely below average.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average stage 1 Pokemon card.  I like that Hariyama has an above average hp, and two solid moves.  Both moves aren't that quick, but neither aren't that slow, and both moves do average to above average damage.  However, I do not like the fact Hariyama's retreat cost is 3 energy cards and if you're trying to use this card with Makuhita from this set, it makes this card seem that much worse.  Overall, I would give the line of Makuhita and Hariyama from the Plasma Freeze set a 2 out of 5 rating.  Makuhita had a 1 and this card of course received a 3.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Hariyama from the Plasma Freeze set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Umbreon, 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 --
What is Hariyama said to have been modeled after?
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.


Priyansh Gupta said...

Hariyama is a large, hulking, and mostly gray bipedal Pokémon that is modeled after sumo wrestlers.



keanyee choo said...

It is modeled after sumo wrestlers.



RetroBoy said...


Hariyama is a large, hulking, and mostly gray bipedal Pokémon that is modeled after sumo wrestlers :)

Benjamin Lin said...

sumo wrestlers.



Mateus said...

Sumo Wrestlers...

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jaycee said...

sumo wrestlers

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Ulises said...

sumo wrestlers

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Tchika Hajiea said...

Sumo wrestlers



Fauzul Chowdhury said...

Sumo Wrestlers

Fauzul Chowdhury


Shaun Worsdale said...


SoTvShaunO /

Hariyama is said too be modeled after a a modern japanese martial art sumo wrestler :D

Hristo Mihailov said...

It's modeled after sumo wrestlers.

Hristo Mihailov


hunter kreuer said...

Hariyama is thought to be modeled on sumo wrestlers.


Dennis Nikolov said...

Sumo Wrestlers



Tony Hoang said...

Sumo Wrestlers



koizo92 said...

Sumo wrestlers


Raul Macias said...

im guessing sumo wrestlers http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQQausVCYod8_cLzgYmi_3A

Jia Wei Ng said...

It is modeled after sumo wrestlers.



PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Jaycee for winning!