Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Nidoking from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set. Nidoking is a stage 2, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140. It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to lightning type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Nidoking does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Lovestrike, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 20 damage plus 40 more damage for each Nidoqueen card you have on your bench. Nidoking's second move is called Horn Drill, this move requires four energy cards, three colorless and one fighting, and does 90 damage per turn.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Nidoking is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Nidoran (male) into play and then evolve it into Nidorino before you can evolve Nidorino into Nidoking, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them previously, however neither of the two Pokemon in this line are fighting type, they are both psychic. The first two Pokemon in this line from Plasma Freeze are both below average, so if you would like to use Nidoking in your deck I wouldn't necessarily include a lot of psychic energy cards in the deck because you're going to want to keep Nidoking on the bench and use only Nidoking's moves anyway in the active Pokemon spot. But with this being said, if you want to use this card in your deck and do the most damage possible, you're going to have to use this card with Nidoqueen, which is a psychic type card in this deck, so you'll want to use these cards in a dual type deck that includes psychic and fighting type Pokemon. The Nidoqueen line is definitely better than the Nidoking line, so I would build a deck around Nidoqueen and then possibly have a small Nidoking line in it including 1 each of each Pokemon in this line. I would want to keep these Pokemon on the bench and attach four energy cards to Nidoking once I get it on the bench, then use Horn Drill whenever you can in the active Pokemon spot. If this card is not used in a Nidoqueen deck, I would not recommend using it at all, because Nidoking isn't that great, and overall the entire line is definitely below average.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is a below average stage 2 Pokemon card from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon card set. This card if used with Nidoqueen will become average but on its own, I don't like that you basically have to attach four energy cards to Nidoking to do a very good attack, and with a high retreat cost and weak pre-evolutions I would not recommend using this card in a deck. Overall, I would give the line of Nidoran, Nidorino, and Nidoking from the Plasma Freeze set a 2 out of 5 rating. All three Pokemon are below average.
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