Saturday, January 10, 2015

Honchkrow -- Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Review

Honchkrow Phantom Forces Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Honchkrow from the Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Set.  Honchkrow is a stage 1, darkness type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Honchkrow does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Hypnoblast, this move requires one darkness energy card and does 20 damage and puts the opponent's active Pokemon to sleep.  Honchkrow's second move is called Nightmare Mambo, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one darkness, and does 60 damage, plus it does 60 more damage if the defending Pokemon is asleep.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Honchkrow is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Murkrow into play (I reviewed Murkrow from this set yesterday) and then evolve Murkrow into Honchkrow.  If you read yesterday's review of Murkrow, you'll know that I thought that card was an average Basic Pokemon card, it could do damage for only one energy card or you could choose to put 3 energy cards on it and do even more damage.  So knowing this about Murkrow and looking at this Honchkrow card, I would definitely recommend using a 1-1 line of Murkrow and Honchkrow in a darkness type deck.  Both of these Pokemon together could get you attacking early in the game and if you get Honchkrow into the active Pokemon spot soon enough, put the defending Pokemon to sleep.  I would definitely try and use Hypnoblast first then Nightmare Mambo second to do 140 damage over two turns, of course if the defending Pokemon only has 120 HP or less, there is no point in using Hypnoblast first unless you don't want that defending Pokemon to attack you.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Phantom Forces set.  This card is definitely a great card to use in your deck, it has an above average HP, low retreat cost, and two moves that both work well together, one putting the defending Pokemon to sleep (and doing damage) and the other doing double the damage if the defending Pokemon is asleep.  So together with Murkrow from this set, I would give this line a 4 out of 5 rating, it is definitely worth a long look at using this Pokemon family in a darkness type deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Honchkrow from the Phantom Forces set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Poochyena, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

Free Pokemon TCG Online Code Cards:
Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
Honchkrow has been both a Lv. X and an ex ultra rare card before?
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.


otavio said...

False, only a LV. X
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Christoph Kv said...


brezaboy said...

False Honchkrow only had a Lv. X card


Niruth Kashyap said...

False. Honchkrow has only been a Lv. X card but not an EX

YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap


blackworld7 said...



Jessica Voges said...


Dreamscast Laine303

Rolands Anspoks said...


Rolands Anspoks

Victiniburst430 said...

false it was only a lvX

Simon Zumbach said...

False, it has been a Lv. X but not anex ultra rare.

Simon Zumbach

Snaily said...

False only a level X

Youtube name: Happycat


Myko Rosal said...

False Honchkrow has only been a level X

Youtube name is XxYoutubeFanxX - My Channel

January 10, 2015 at 9:36 pm

Adam Barton said...

False, is has only ever been a level X.

- Adam Barton

Cabal said...



Aaron Casco said...

Aaron Casco

pikachutobal said...

False only in LV. X

Dex Tim said...


Dex Tim