Monday, October 7, 2013

Dragonite -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Dragonite Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Dragonite from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Dragonite is a stage 2, dragon type Pokemon card, with an hp of 150.  It has a x2 weakness to dragon type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Dragonite does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Deafen, this move requires three colorless energy cards and does 60 damage, plus it restricts your opponent from playing any item cards their next turn.  Dragonite's second move is called Healwing, this move requires four energy cards, two colorless, and one each of lightning and grass, and does 90 damage, plus heals 30 damage from Dragonite.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Dragonite is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Dratini into play and then evolve it into Dragonair before you can evolve Dragonair into Dragonite, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last couple of days.  The first two Pokemon in this line from Plasma Freeze aren't the greatest, so if you're looking to build a deck that includes Dragonite, you may want to look at the Dratini and Dragonair cards available in the Dragon Vault set, there are two different versions each of Dratini and Dragonair and they both require the same kind of energy as this Dragonite cards requires.  So whichever Dratini and Dragonair cards you would like to use it really doesn't matter in my opinion because I don't think this card is that great and I wouldn't stuff a bunch of terrible cards like this entire line is in a deck.  But if you really want to use Dragonite in your deck, I would use a 3-2-2 line of Dratini, Dragonair, and Dragonite, and try my hardest to evolve Dratini up to Dragonite on the bench, and then get the four energy cards it needs to use Healwing.  If you can do this, Dragonite will be pretty good, because 90 damage per turn will knock almost all Pokemon out in two turns or less, and since it also heals 30 damage from Dragonite each turn, it will make Dragonite's 150 hp seem even higher.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average stage 2 Pokemon card from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon card set.  There are a few things I really like about this card, I like its high hp, and the fact it has two moves.  But neither of Dragonite's moves are anything to write home about, Healwing is definitely the better move but both moves are quite slow.  If Dratini and Dragonair were better I would definitely consider using this Pokemon family in a deck, but since they aren't, I would stay away from this Dragonite card.  Overall, I would give this whole line a 2 out of 5 rating, it is just a below average line.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Dragonite from the Plasma Freeze set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Kingdra, 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 --
In what English Pokemon Anime episode was it revealed that Professor Oak owned a very powerful Dragonite?
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