Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Pidgeotto -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Pidgeotto Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Pidgeotto from the Flashfire Pokemon Card set.  Pidgeotto is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Pidgeotto does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Sand Attack, for one colorless energy card this move makes your opponent's active Pokemon unable to attack during their next turn if they get a tails when flipping a coin before attacking.  Pidgeotto's second move is called Ambush, this move requires two colorless energy cards, and does 20 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin this move does 40 damage instead of 20.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Pidgeotto is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Pidgey into play (I reviewed Pidgey from this set yesterday) and then evolve Pidgey into Pidgeotto.  Pidgeotto does have a stage 2 evolution in Pidgeot 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 Pidgeotto is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review of Pidgey, you'll know that I thought that card was a bit below average for a Basic Pokemon card but it wasn't the worst card out there and in an emergency could easily be used in a deck because it can attack quickly and has a good HP.  Knowing this about Pidgey and looking at this Pidgeotto card, Pidgeotto is really in the same boat, it could be used in a deck without Pidgeot, but it really isn't that great where you would need to use it when building a deck.  So if you decide to use this card in a deck, I would only include a 1-1 line maximum of Pidgey and Pidgeotto, I would try and get this line into the active Pokemon spot early and use Pidgeotto's Ambush move most turns, unless Pidgeotto was put in at the end of the game then you may want to use Sand Attack to avoid getting knocked out.

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 from the Flashfire set.  There are some things I like about this card even though I am giving it a below average rating, I like that it has a low retreat cost and the fact both of the moves it has requires two energy cards or less.  But just like Pidgey, this card is limited in what it can do, only being able to do for sure 20 damage a turn, and with a lower hp than most Stage 1 cards, I probably wouldn't use this card in a deck.  So together with Pidgey, I would give this line so far a 2 out of 5 rating, both cards are below average combined and individually.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Pidgeotto from the Flashfire set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Pidgeotto's stage 2 evolution in Pidgeot 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 --
What English set was the first set to have a Pidgeotto card as a rare non-holo?
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.

25 comments:

Job Menting said...
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Job Menting said...

The base set! number 22/102

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Hardik Raj said...

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Dragonoze said...

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Aidan Breen said...

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MNLucas said...

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Jo√£oRafael said...

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BBhec soto said...

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Jackie Betts said...

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Kevin Gross said...

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ninjaboss said...

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teng jinchung said...

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anh nguyen said...

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Cabal said...

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Diogo Sequeira said...

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YouNeverSawStudios said...

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Dominik Wieser said...

Its in the Base Set!

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Kristin Hsieh said...

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george ladley said...

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raza1495 said...

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Colossom215 215 said...

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Robert Volis said...

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Lelouch .Lamperouge said...

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PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Job Menting for winning!

timi98 said...

I have this card