Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Noctowl -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Noctowl Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Noctowl from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Noctowl is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Noctowl does not have an Ability, but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Powerful Vision, for two colorless energy cards, this move does 10 times the number of cards in your opponent's hand.  Noctowl's second move is called Fly, this move requires three colorless energy cards and does 50 damage, however when using this move you must flip a coin, if you get tails the move does nothing, if you get heads, all effects of your opponent's attack during their turn are prevented.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Noctowl is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Hoothoot into play (I reviewed Hoothoot from this set yesterday) and then evolve Hoothoot into Noctowl.  If you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Hoothoot was a very poor basic Pokemon card to use on its own, so if you want to use Noctowl in your deck, I would recommend evolving this line on your bench.  Because Noctowl is a little slower to attack, I would only consider using a 1-1 line of Hoothoot and Noctowl in any type deck and would try and utilize Noctowl's Powerful Vision most turns.  Not only does this do more damage the more cards your opponent has in their hand, but it also prevents your opponent from drawing more than one card per turn.  I would not use Fly just because for three energy cards you'd like to do damage to the opposing Pokemon for sure.  So I would probably not use this line in a deck, but it wouldn't be the worst thing if you used this line in yours.

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 can be used in any deck since it is a colorless type Pokemon and the card has a low retreat cost, average hp, and two moves, I'm giving this card a below average rating because the two moves that this card does have are both average to below average, add that into Hoothoot being terrible and I would give this line of Hoothoot and Noctowl from the Plasma Freeze set a 2 out of 5 rating.

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

Free Pokemon TCG Online Code Cards:
Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
In the G/S/C games, what color is the back of a Shiny Noctowl's head?
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.


Serge Harb said...

The back of shiny noctowl head is gold, its actually dark gold going for brown :)
TH Games

MglDudePokemon said...

Dark gold going for brown colour

keanyee choo said...

Dark Gold going for Brown


jaycee said...

its actual color is golden rod


Nick Hale said...

back is dark gold / brown

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Aji Jacob said...

The back of shiny noctowl head is gold, actually dark gold going for brown.
Aji jacob

vn nkt said...

The color is gold/brown.

vn nkt

Maxime Chamberland said...

It is gold :)

Justin McClarran said...


Justin McClarran

FatDancingKid said...

its a gold and brown mix colour

Zmaster2008 said...

It's lime, just like his belly.

Jacob Lin said...

goldish brown

Hristo Mihailov said...

It's gold/brown.

Hristo Mihailov

Angela Bui said...

It's a golden-brown color, almost a shade of green really.

Angela Bui

Grant Summerell said...

it is a lighter green color.

joseph zhang said...

golden/tan ish

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Angela for winning! I specifically chose the G/S/C shiny version of Noctowl because it was actually a bit green.

Alam Leong said...

i know G/S/C games Shiny Noctowl head is brown color and it eye brown is white color .