Monday, April 27, 2015

Nidoqueen 69/160 -- 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 second consecutive Nidoqueen card that I've reviewed 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 two colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Nidoqueen has an Ancient Trait called Barrage that says that Nidoqueen may attack twice if its first attack knocks out the defending Pokemon.  Besides the Ancient Trait, Nidoqueen has two moves.  The first move it has is called Poison Jab, this move requires one psychic energy card and does 30 damage, plus the defending Pokemon is poisoned.  Nidoqueen's second move is called Dynamite Punch, this move requires three energy cards to use, two psychic and one colorless, and does 70 damage, however Nidoqueen does do 20 damage to itself.

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 few 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 is similar to yesterday's Nidoqueen card in that it can do some major damage, but it just isn't that great of a card and not a card you're going to want to build a deck around.  Nidoran is still the best card in this line, at its stage, so I could see using a 2-1-1 line in a poison deck.  You could use one Nidoran as a starter and set up the other one on the bench.  You could then use Nidoqueen's Poison Jab the first time, if 70 damage won't knock the defending Pokemon out, just to avoid doing 20 damage to Nidoqueen, then when you can knock the defending Pokemon out with 70 damage use Dynamite Punch, this card really is even more powerful than just doing 70 damage a turn since you can attack twice if you knock out the defending Pokemon so you may be able to knock out two Pokemon in a row if you are facing two Basic Pokemon with lower HP.  You'll definitely want to use some Potion cards in your deck if you plan on heavily using this Nidoqueen card.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  Like I said above, this card is good but not great for a Stage 2 evolution.  I am a big fan of its Ancient Trait but not a fan of this card doing damage to itself when only doling out 70 damage on the defending Pokemon.  Both Nidoqueen cards are pretty similar from this set, if you are intrigued by this card's Ancient Trait, I would recommend using this card, if you want a bit of a safer card, use yesterday's Nidoqueen.  Altogether, no matter the Nidoqueen card you choose to use, I would give the entire family a 3 out of 5 rating.

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 Tentacool, 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 --
How many psychic type, Pokemon cards have an Ancient Trait in the Primal Clash set?
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.


Jaycie Dyer said...

There are only two

Jaycie Dyer

brezaboy said...

Two, Nidoqueen and Tentacool


Blaz _ said...

Two, Nidoqueen and Tentacool

Blaz _

Kai Tung Ng said...

There are 2 Psychic-Type Pokemon cards that are Ancient Traits in the Primal Clash expansion: Nidoqueen 69/160 and Tentacool 71/160.

Kai Tung Ng

Name said...

There is only two Nidoqueen and Tentacool.


CyberSpace1011 said...

There are onl two. Nidoqueen and Tentacool.


Niruth Kashyap said...

Two psychic type Pokemon cards in this set have an ancient trait.

YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap


Sherief Adel said...

Only two

Sherief Adel

Annika Lohoff said...

Two! Tentacle and Nidoqueen :)

Name is Annika Lohoff



Emery Dubre said...

There are two psychic type ancient trait pokemon in this set Tentacool and Nidoqueen

Emery Dubre

Poke'StarPlus said...

Ther are only 2.

youtube name:Poke'StarPLus

Chris smith said...

Just 2


Yoshiarta Luis said...

There Are only 2
YOUTUBE USER NAME ; yoshiarta luis

Taran Middleton said...

Two psychic types. I could actually see Nidoqueen being really good with a protection cube.


PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Kai Tung Ng for winning!