Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Dragonair from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set. Dragonair is a stage 1, dragon type Pokemon card, with an hp of 70. It has a x2 weakness to dragon type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Dragonair does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Wrap, for one lightning energy card this move does 20 damage plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin, it paralyzes the defending Pokemon. Dragonair's second move is called Tail Smack, this move requires two colorless energy cards and one grass, and does 50 damage.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Dragonair is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Dratini into play (I reviewed Dratini from this set yesterday) and then evolve Dratini into Dragonair. Dragonair does have a stage 2 evolution in Dragonite 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 Dragonair is the final evolution in this line. So if you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Dratini was a very average basic Pokemon that could be used on its own in a deck but I wouldn't mind if I didn't use it at all. So after knowing that, and looking at this card, I would probably not use either in a deck without using Dragonite. The reason I say this is because Dragonair's hp is way too low for a stage 1 Pokemon and its main move, Tail Smack does below average damage. If you really want to use Dratini and Dragonair in a deck, I wouldn't use more than 1 of each in a dual type, grass and lighting deck. I would get these Pokemon into the active Pokemon spot as soon as possible since both have low hp, and I would try and use Wrap to make the opponent unable to attack most turns. If I didn't have Dragonite in the deck I was using, I don't think I'd attach three energy cards to Dragonair, I would just use Wrap several turns and then discard one energy card to retreat it.
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 a low retreat cost and two moves, I'm giving this card a below average rating because of its extremely low hp and the fact that Tail Smack does below average damage. So if you're looking for a dragon type line of Pokemon to use, I would look elsewhere, unless Dragonite is really dominant when I review it tomorrow I would stay away from this line completely. So far, I would give this line from the Plasma Freeze set a 2 out of 5 rating, Dratini was average, and this card was below average.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Dragonair from the Plasma Freeze set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Dragonair's stage 2 evolution in Dragonite which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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