Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Herdier from the X and Y Pokemon card set. Herdier is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Herdier does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Bite, for two colorless energy cards this move does 20 damage. Herdier's second move is called Jump On, for three colorless energy cards this move does 50 damage plus has the potential to do 20 more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Herdier is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Lillipup into play (I reviewed Lillipup from this set yesterday) and then evolve Lillipup into Herdier. Herdier does have a stage 2 evolution in Stoutland 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 Herdier is the final evolution in this line. So if you read yesterday's review of Lillipup, you will know that I thought that it was a pretty solid basic Pokemon card that could be used on its own since it had two moves, the only downside to the card was that it had only a 50 hp. So if you're using 2 Lillipup cards in your deck, it definitely wouldn't hurt to include at least one Herdier card into your deck because it has the potential to do 70 damage a turn and it has a low retreat cost. However, if you don't have the room for Herdier in your deck, I wouldn't recommend moving out a different card for this one because Herdier isn't that good. Once you get Herdier into the active Pokemon spot the strategy is extremely straightforward, just use whichever move you have the necessary energy cards for.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is a slightly below average stage 1 Pokemon card from the X and Y set. I do like that this card has a low retreat cost, and two moves that require any types of energy cards, but I do not like its low hp, and the fact that Jump On may only do 50 damage a turn instead of 70. So combined, Lillipup and Herdier get a 3 out of 5 rating from me, together they are quite average, yesterday I gave Lillipup a 3 rating and today I gave Herdier a 2.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Herdier from the X and Y set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Herdier's stage 2 evolution in Stoutland which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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