Sunday, April 26, 2015

Nidoqueen 68/160 -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Nidoqueen Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Nidoqueen from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two consecutive Nidoqueen cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Nidoqueen is a stage 2, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Nidoqueen does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Double Kick, for two energy cards, one colorless and one psychic, this move does 40 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip two coins.  Nidoqueen's second move is called Poison Fang, this move requires three energy cards to use, one psychic and two colorless, and does 60 damage, this move also poisons the defending Pokemon and makes them put on two damage counters instead of one between turns.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Nidoqueen is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Nidoran into play and then evolve it into Nidorina before you can evolve Nidorina into Nidoqueen, 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 I thought Nidoran was a very solid Basic Pokemon card, one that could be used as a starter Pokemon in a deck since it has two moves and can attack quickly, and Nidorina was an average Stage 1 card, having two moves, neither overpowering but both decent.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at this Nidoqueen card, this card doesn't live up to expectations for me for being a Stage 2 Pokemon.  It has a decent HP, high retreat cost, and two moves, one pretty poor, the other average.  If I were to use this entire line in a deck, I would only use a 2-1-1 line, I would try and set up one of the Nidoran on the bench to evolve it into Nidoqueen and get three energy cards on it so when Nidoqueen is moved to the active Pokemon spot you could immediately use Poison Fang.  I am not a huge fan of Double Kick since it is a coin flip based move.  If you do include this Nidoqueen in your deck, make sure to include it with other Pokemon that inflict special conditions to annoy your opponent's that much more.  So when in the active Pokemon spot I would use Poison Fang every turn even though it does less potential damage, if you really want a better chance at doing 80 damage a turn with Double Kick, you can always attach a Trick Coin trainer card to Nidoqueen.

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 2 Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  Like I said above, this card definitely isn't a must use in a deck, it isn't a bad card overall, it just isn't anything spectacular.  I probably wouldn't use this line in a deck unless I was specifically building a poison heavy deck.  Overall, I would give this entire family a 3 out of 5 rating, I gave Nidoran a 4, and Nidorina and Nidoqueen 3 ratings each.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Nidoqueen from the Primal Clash set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of the second Nidoqueen, 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 was the first English set to include a Nidoqueen card, and what rarity was that card?
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.


Kai Tung Ng said...

The first English expansion to include a Nidoqueen card was Jungle, and that card was a Rare Holo.

Kai Tung Ng

Niruth Kashyap said...
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Sherief Adel said...

Jungle set .. there were two cards , ONE Rare holo and the other Rare card

Sherief Adel

Jaycie Dyer said...

Jungle, and there was a non holo rare and a holo rare

Jaycie Dyer

Just Wyrm said...

Two in the Jungle set. One holo, one non-holo.

Just Wyrm

brezaboy said...

The first English set to include a Nidoqueen card was Jungle set, there were two cards, one rare holo and one rare.


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Chasista said...

The first was generation I: Jungle.
Included 2 Nidoqueen cards, 7/64 Rare Holo and 23/64 Rare.


Emery Dubre said...

the first was jungle with 2 cards one rare holo and one rare

Emery Dubre Dubre

Serge B. said...

1st in Jungle set. Was 2 cards 1 holo rare and 1 no holo rare

Serge, dont have YT. My mail in profile tnx

Taran Middleton said...

The first set was jungle, it had a rare and holo rare version.


PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Niruth Kashyap for winning!

Lizzie C said...

Nidoqueen is a psychic type, isn't it? What is psychic type weak against? I love this blog though! Its really helpful, and I like the pictures of the Pokemon cards on the sides.