Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Hydreigon -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Hydreigon Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Hydreigon from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Hydreigon is a stage 2, darkness type Pokemon card, with an hp of 150.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Hydreigon does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Tractorbeam, this move requires one darkness energy card and two colorless energy cards and does 40 damage to your opponent's active Pokemon after you switch their previously active Pokemon with one of their benched Pokemon.  Hydreigon's second move is called Obsidian Fang, this move requires four energy cards, three colorless and one darkness, and does 80 damage, plus you can discard all Tool cards attached to the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Hydreigon is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get one of the two Deino cards from this set into play and then evolve one of those cards into Zweilous before you can evolve Zweilous into Hydreigon, all three of those Pokemon cards are from this set and I've reviewedthem all the last few days.  The first two Pokemon in this line from Plasma Freeze are way below average, so in order for me to want to use this card I would really have to like Hydreigon or look to other Deino and Zweilous cards from other sets.  So with that in mind, I would not recommend using Hydreigon from this set with its pre-evolution cards from this set, but I would absolutely recommend pairing this card with pre-evolution cards from previous sets.  I say this because, Hydreigon is a perfect card to have in a spread damage type deck.  Not only does this card require mostly colorless energy cards so it fits in most decks, but you get to choose which Pokemon you want to do damage to each turn.  So strategy wise, I would include 1 or 2 of these Hydreigon cards in a deck, evolve Deino into Zweilous into Hydreigon on the bench and put three energy cards on Hydreigon.  In the meantime, I would be using a spread damage type card in the active Pokemon spot that does 10 damage to each of your opponent's Pokemon, that way when you move Hydreigon into the active Pokemon spot, each Pokemon you move to the active Pokemon spot of your opponent's should be knocked out in a turn or two.  So I would absolutely use this card in a deck, it would be a spread damage type deck, and I would use a 4-3-2 line of Deino, Zweilous, and Hydreigon, Deino and Zweilous would not be from this set.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an essential card for a spread damage type deck.  So I am giving this card my highest rating.  Not only does this card have a high hp, and an incredible spread damage type move in Tractorbeam, but its second move, even though slower does do average to above average damage.  So if you're building a spread damage type deck, you definitely can't go wrong with this card.  Overall, if I were to rate both Deino cards, Zweilous, and Hydreigon from this set, I would give them all combined a 3 out of 5 rating, which shows how much I like this card because Zweilous and both Deino cards received a 1 from me.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Hydreigon from the Plasma Freeze set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Steelix, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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True or False?  All of the Hydreigon cards in the English sets are Rare Holo cards.
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Joseph H said...

This card is NOT a 5/5. Both attacks do a lackluster amount of damage for relatively high energy costs. 80 for 4? No thank you. Darkrai-EX does 90 for 3 AND 30 to a Benched Pokemon. Garchomp can hit 60 for 1 and 100 for 2. Keldeo-EX can hit 110 for 3 or even more and fast with the help of Blastoise. Considering Hydreigon is a Stage 2 and is relatively difficult to get out on the field makes this card completely outclassed by what we have in the format. I would give it a 2 out of 5 at most.