Monday, September 29, 2014

Hypno -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Hypno Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Hypno from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Hypno is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Hypno does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Hand Control, for one psychic energy card, you make your opponent show you their hand, choose one of the supporter cards in their hand, and make them use that card.  Hypno's second move is called Hypnoblast, for three psychic energy cards, this move does 60 damage plus puts your opponent's active Pokemon to sleep.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Hypno is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Drowzee into play (I reviewed Drowzee from this set yesterday) and then evolve Drowzee into Hypno.  If you read yesterday's review of Drowzee, you'll know that I thought that card was an average Basic Pokemon card since it had an above average HP, and two decent moves.  Even though I gave it an average rating, I probably wouldn't use that card in a deck on its own, since it has a higher retreat cost.  So knowing this about Drowzee and looking at this Hypno card, I wouldn't recommend using this family at all, because Hypno is a slower Pokemon to use since you'll want to try and use Hypnoblast every turn and do 60 damage and put your opponent's active Pokemon to sleep.  Other than that move, I am not a big fan of Hand Control, so that is the main reason I would avoid using either of the two Pokemon in this family from this set, both are good on their own, but when you combine them, they just aren't that good.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average to slightly below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set.  Just like Drowzee's review from this set, I am giving this card an average rating but still not recommending to use this card in a deck.  Even though this card has two moves, I don't really like Hand Control, and other than putting your opponent to sleep, Hypnoblast just does average damage.  So together with Drowzee, I am giving this line a 2 out of 5 rating, I would probably avoid this two cards when building a psychic type deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Hypno from the Furious Fists set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Jynx, 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 --
True or False?  The first English set to include a Hypno card, had Hypno as a rare 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.

18 comments:

MUHAMMAD AFIF said...

TRUE

muhammad afif

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Franco said...

True, it was the fossil set.

esturion001

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Tas tasg said...

True


Tas tasg

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Daniel Chen said...
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Daniel Chen said...

True,it was in the fossil set.


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Carlos H. said...

It´s true.

Username: Carlos M.

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GirlofGamesorLaura Cao said...

True, it was in the Fossil set
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Max Grossberg said...

True!

Max Grossberg

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pikachutobal said...

True, it was the Fossil set

pikachutobal
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Frankie Robinson said...

True, Fossil Set

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William - LoorCraft said...

True, it was in the fossil set :D
My first holo card from fossil was a hypno, I think it was in my 3rd pack.

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Colossom215 215 said...
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Colossom215 215 said...

True.... But In Fossil Set Hypno Appeared like a Holo Rare 8/62 and Non- Holo Rare 23/62

Colossom215 215

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Fenmio said...

True

Fenmio
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Nate Harris said...

True

Nate Harris

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Scott Faville said...

The simple answer is yes. However, the proper answer is slightly different. Back in 1997, the Japanese Fossil set debuted (Mystery of the Fossils) with a meager 48 cards. To boost set numbers, Wizards of the Coast, the card producer at the time, added non-holographic versions of the holographic cards to boost set numbers to 62. Hypno was both a holo rare and non holo rare. Also note Fossil had the least cards of any English set ever released. To fully answer the question:

The first set to contain Hypno did include him as a holo rare (Hypno 8/62) and a non holo rare (Hypno 23/62).

Scott Faville
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YouNeverSawStudios said...

True

YouNeverSawStudios

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PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Colossom215 215 for winning!