Sunday, February 1, 2015

Hydreigon -- Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Review

Hydreigon Phantom Forces Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Hydreigon from the Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Set.  Hydreigon is a stage 2, dragon type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to fairy type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Hydreigon's Ability is called Dark Impulse, this ability allows you to move a darkness energy card from your discard pile to your active Pokemon.  Besides the Ability, Hydreigon just has one move, it is called Crazy Headbutt and for four energy cards, two colorless and one each of darkness and psychic, this move does 130 damage.  However, you must discard an energy attached to Hydreigon after using this move.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Hydreigon is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Deino into play and then evolve it into Zweilous before you can evolve Zweilous into Hydreigon, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last couple of days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that both cards were well below average and I could not recommend using either of them in play.  So knowing this about those two cards, this Hydreigon card really has to be good in order for me to want to use it.  And this card fits that bill, so because Deino and Zweilous are so bad, I would recommend only using a 1-1-1 line of this entire Pokemon family and setting up the line on the bench, that way once you get Hydreigon on the bench you can utilize its Ability and set up some of your other Pokemon faster.  I would move Hydreigon into the active Pokemon spot right away when it has four energy cards on it, 130 damage a turn with Crazy Headbutt will knock out every Pokemon in the TCG in two turns or less.  You can then use Crazy Headbutt one turn, then discard the darkness energy card attached to Hydreigon and retrieve it again before attacking with Hydreigon's Ability.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average, very powerful Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Phantom Forces set.  Even though this card only has one move and that one move requires four energy cards to use, I still really like this card, since it can basically do 130 damage every single turn.  Plus, even if this card isn't in the active Pokemon spot, its Ability can still help your deck greatly.  So even though I really like this Hydreigon card, it doesn't do much to bump up the average of all of the cards from this line combined. I can only give Deino, Zweilous, and Hydreigon from this set a 2 out of 5 rating, the first two Pokemon in this line are just that bad, so either find different sets to use Deino and Zweilous cards from, or only use 1 of each Pokemon from this line.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Hydreigon from the Phantom Forces set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Goomy, 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 --
What was the first English set to include dragon type cards?
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.


MaXI 44 said...
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MaXI 44 said...

Dragons Exalted set

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Niruth Kashyap said...

Dragons Exalted set

YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap


brezaboy said...

Dragons Exalted


Carlos H. said...

It was Dragons Exalted set.

Username: Carlos M.


Cabal said...

Dragons Exalted


EXOticFlame 317 said...

Dragons Exalted

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Captain6357 said...

Dragons Exalted Set


Cory Smart said...

Dragons Exalted


Chasista said...


First English set was Dragons Exalted


PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Cory Smart for winning!