Friday, January 30, 2015

Deino -- Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Review

Deino Phantom Forces Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Deino from the Phantom Forces set. Deino is a basic, dragon type Pokemon card with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to fairy type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Deino does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Gnaw Off, this move requires two energy cards to use, one each of darkness and psychic, and does 20 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin, it does 10 more damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Deino is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Zweilous and a stage 2 evolution in Hydreigon, which I'll be reviewing the next two days, you'll more than likely want to use those cards with this Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed those cards yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolutions.  So on its own, I would not recommend using this card in a deck since it has a lower HP, and requires two energy cards to attack, and two different energy cards at that.  So unless you're specifically building a darkness and psychic type deck, I would leave this card alone at all costs.  If you do choose to use this card in a deck, use only one on its own, and try and get it into the active Pokemon spot early in the game.  Because you are flipping the coin when using Gnaw Off, you could use Trick Coin with this card and have two chances to flip a heads so it would do 30 damage a turn instead of 20, and if you could do 30 damage a turn, you could knock out some Basic Pokemon in only two turns.

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 from the Phantom Forces set.  The one move that Deino does have is average, but this card has too low of an HP for me to want to use, and the only move it does have requires two energy cards instead of one, so it is on the slower side.  So like I said in the previous section, unless you're building the specific dual type deck this card requires or you plan on using Zweilous and Hydreigon, do not use this card in a deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Deino from the Phantom Forces Pokemon Card set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Deino's stage 1 evolution in Zweilous, 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 dragon type Pokemon cards are in the Phantom Forces set?
Please comment with your answer and a link to your YouTube channel.  Only one entry per person per day.  Approximately 24 hours after this review has been posted, I will use a random number generator to select a commenter who has commented with the correct answer. 


Chasista said...

Hi every trainer.

There is 6 Dragon type Pokémon cards in the Phantom Forces set.


PS.- Still not winner in Slurpuff's review? :-/

Niruth Kashyap said...


YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap


MaXI 44 said...

6 dragon type cards in phantom forces set
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Carlos H. said...

There are 6 dragon-type pokemon in that set.

Username: Carlos M.


brezaboy said...

There are 6 dragon type Pokemon cards in the Phantom Forces set


Wes Lee said...

There are 6 dragontype Pokemon in the Phantom Forces set


Poke Dante said...


6 Dragontype pokemon cards are in phantom forces

Captain6357 said...

There are 6 dragon-type cards in the Phantom Forces Set


Pokomon Mazter said...


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Peter Gristwood said...



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Christopher Salazar said...

There are 6 in each phantom forces set

thevideogamedude 87 said...


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PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Wes Lee for winning!