Monday, December 16, 2013

Houndour -- Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Review

Houndour Plasma Blast Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Houndour from the Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Set.  Houndour is a basic, darkness type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Houndour does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Roar, for one colorless energy card this move allows you to make your opponent switch their active Pokemon with one of their benched Pokemon.  Houndour's second move is called Ambush, this move requires two energy cards, one each of darkness and colorless, and does 20 damage plus 10 more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Houndour is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Houndoom, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So on its own, this card could work as a starter type Pokemon for your darkness type deck, but because it can't do any damage for one energy card I would refrain from using it unless you specifically are building a spread damage type deck.  If you're using this type of deck you could start the game with Houndour, put two energy cards on it, use Ambush one turn and use Roar the next.  If you are using this type of deck I would put up to 2 Houndour cards in your deck, if not, I would not use this card at all.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average basic Pokemon card.  This card is pretty average overall, hp, retreat cost, and two moves, but I am giving this card a below average rating because there really isn't anything special about this card unless you're using it in a spread damage type deck then I would consider giving it something like a 4 out of 5 rating.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Houndour from the Plasma Blast set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Houndour's stage 1 evolution in Houndoom, which is also 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 --
How many Darkness type Pokemon cards are in this set?
Please comment with your answer and a link to your YouTube channel.  Only one entry per person per day.  

30 comments:

Tam Hoang said...

There's only 2 Darkness type Pokémon in this set: Houndour and Houndoom.

Username: blingblingjingjing

Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/blingblingjingjing

ilija Rošić said...

2:Houndour and Houndoom
1l1dijan
http://www.youtube.com/user/1l1dijan

Cabal said...

2

http://www.youtube.com/user/cabalw

prince singh said...
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prince singh said...

There's only 2 Darkness type Pokémon in this set: Houndour and Houndoom.


https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm2fyytqWDD2-nWDxBEZnsw

Kevin Le said...

There are 2 Darkness pokemon in this set.
Houndour and Houndoom.
Houndor is common card and Houndoom is a rare card.

Kevin Le said...

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOmk0fyDMwrXysIhDD0AqOA

Kevin Le

Takku said...

There are only 2 Darkness type Pokemon in this set - this Houndour and its evolution Houndoom.

Username: Tushar Shrotriya

Channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4xQX7TmWfrJJeeoN9wCQlw
(same as http://www.youtube.com/user/tushartakku)

Peters Peter said...

2: Houndour and Houndoom

http://www.youtube.com/user/XxGoalzilla91xX

Felix Uggla said...

2?
feuggstrix
Youtube.com/user/feuggstrix

raza1495 said...

2

raza1495

http://www.youtube.com/user/raza1495

Danay van groningen said...
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Pablosan999 said...

2 darkness type

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkWHTYVsfoGRhmVxiR_qS-w

Ryno G said...

Two in the set, houndour and houndoom

Ryno G

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS24ZsV6h4VwANiz5l4iswQ

Billy Djunaidi said...

2
http://www.youtube.com/user/ArtemisMasterBilly

Miguel Tiago said...

2 in the set: houndour and his evolution houndoom.

User: masqueporraeesta

Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/masqueporraeesta

נועם כהן said...

plasma blast has 2 cards: Houndour and Houndoom

נועם כהן

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0OeueccCL6gK9hdbm8V6-Q

Pedro Saraiva said...

There are 2 dark pokemon in the set (houndour and houndoom.

User: Pedro Saraiva

Channel:http://www.youtube.com/user/Pokemania90

Anabelle Hachey said...

2 houndour and houndoum


http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvPRIfzYfAc0CEoih8w1FKw

bob said...


There are 2 Darkness pokemon in this set.
Houndour and Houndoom i pretty sure user name bakugan097 plz

2dirham said...

There are 2 darkness type pokemon cards in this set.
channel:
2dirham
youtube.com/user/2dirham

evilzain said...

Houndour (55/101) and Houndoom (56/101)
http://www.youtube.com/user/evilzain

Jacob Lin said...

There's only 2 Darkness type Pokémon in this set: Houndour and Houndoom.

Username: raytonlin1

Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/raytonlin1

bryan a said...

2

TheZhifter

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheZhifter

duc said...

Sadly, there are only 2 darkness type Pokemon in the Plasma Blast set- Houndour and Houndoom, which you will review tommorow.

mike capati said...

Two

ubladeworks91


http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOZ7O2ZAkR2QVK9QFOaBWPA

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Ryno G for winning!

rayyan zamir said...

2
rayyan zamir
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiBUwmdK5KwZWv6-yGpUicQ

Richard Li said...

houndour plus hounDOOM! there are two darkness pokemon