Sunday, April 6, 2014

Rhydon -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Rhydon Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Rhydon from the X and Y Pokemon card set.  Rhydon is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Rhydon does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Horn Drill, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one fighting, and does 50 damage.  Rhydon's second move is called Mad Mountain, this move requires four energy cards, three fighting and one colorless, and allows you to discard a card from your opponent's deck for each damage counter on Rhydon if you get two heads when you flip  two coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Rhydon is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Rhyhorn into play (I reviewed Rhyhorn from this set yesterday) and then evolve Rhyhorn into Rhydon.  Rhydon does have a stage 2 evolution in Rhyperior 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 Rhydon is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review of Rhyhorn you'll know that I thought that basic Pokemon card was pretty miserable and shouldn't be used in a deck on its own.  Because Rhyhorn was that bad and this card is just as bad, I would not recommend using either of those two Pokemon in a fighting type deck.  So unless tomorrow's review of Rhyperior is amazing, I would stay away from this entire family in the X and Y set.  If for some strange reason you want to use this Pokemon line in your deck, I wouldn't use more than 1 each of Rhyhorn and Rhydon and then I would use Horn Drill most turns, there is really no point to using Mad Mountain because you only have a 1/4 chance of being able to do anything.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is another miserable stage 1 Pokemon card from the X and Y set.  Even though this card has a high hp and two moves, this card is not worth using.  Horn Drill does below average damage for the amount of energy cards it requires and Mad Mountain is a pointless move that can never really be used anyways.  Again, stay away from this entire Pokemon family.  Combined I would give the line of Rhyhorn and Rhydon a 1 out of 5 rating, both Pokemon are equally as bad.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Rhydon from the X and Y set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Rhydon's stage 2 evolution in Rhyperior 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 --
How does Rhydon evolve into Rhyperior?
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.


Cabal said...

Rhydon evolves into Rhyperior by trading while holding a Protector as its held item.


Tony Xue said...

It evolves by trade while holding a Protector!


teng jinchung said...

trade Rhydon while holding a Protector.

teng jinchung

ilija Rošić said...

he evolves when you Trade him holding Protector

BlackStar288 said...

Trading while holding a protector.
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guido contartese said...

evolves by trading while holding a protector

Jacob Lin said...

Rhydon evolves into Rhyperior by trading while holding a Protector as its held item.

Chris Aldama said...

You have to trade it while it holds the protector item.


Yan Raphael said...

Rhydon evolves to Rhyperior in trading with a Protector.

Yan Raphael

Miguel Prata said...

evolves into Rhyperior when traded holding a Protector

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1awesome180 said...
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1awesome180 said...

He evolves into ryperior when traded while holding protector

Tasfia Hussain said...

At level 42, you trade a rhydon with a protector and then get a rhyperior.

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UltimateGamerMA said...

Evolves by trading while holding a protector

Tanner Fred said...

He evolves when he is traded holding a protector

Shawn Ng said...

With a protector at hand and trade it

Shawn Ng

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to 1awesome180 for winning!

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