Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Nidorina from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card set. Nidorina is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Nidorina does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Scratch, this move does 20 damage for one colorless energy card. Nidorina's second move is called Strength, this move does 60 damage for three energy cards, two psychic and one colorless.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Nidorina is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Nidoran into play (I reviewed Nidoran from this set yesterday) and then evolve Nidoran into Nidorina. Nidorina does have a stage 2 evolution in Nidoqueen that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed those cards yet, there are two of them, the strategy below will act like Nidorina is the final evolution in this line. So if you read yesterday's review of Nidoran, you'll know that I thought the card was a very solid Basic Pokemon, and a card that could be used as a starter type Pokemon in a deck, since it had an average HP, low retreat cost, and two moves, both quick to use, both doing the right amount of damage. So knowing this about Nidoran and looking at this Nidorina card, this card is very solid as well, not spectacular by any means but would make a solid role playing line in a psychic type deck. So I could see myself wanting to use Nidoran as a starter type Pokemon and then throwing in one Nidorina card just in case I get it into my hand early and then I would be able to evolve Nidoran already in the active Pokemon spot and then do up to 60 damage a turn. I would have liked Nidorina's first move to require two energy cards and do 30 damage, but being able to do 20 damage for one energy card is still pretty good.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is an average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set. This card like I said is a solid but not spectacular card to use from the Primal Clash set. I would definitely use it if wanting to use Nidoqueen in a deck, but just using it with Nidoran may be a little too much, because Nidorina can only attack and can't do more than average damage for the amount of energy cards it requires. So together with Nidoran, which I gave a 4 out of 5 rating, I would give the two cards a rating of 3 out of 5, they definitely can be used in a deck, I wouldn't make it a priority to use them though.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Nidorina from the Primal Clash set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of the first of two consecutive reviews of Nidorina's Stage 2 evolution in Nidoqueen, which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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