Friday, May 15, 2015

Hippopotas -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Hippopotas Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Hippopotas from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Hippopotas is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Hippopotas does not have an Ability or an Ancient Trait but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Tackle, for two colorless energy cards this move does 20 damage.  Hippopotas's second move is called Rolling Tackle, for three energy cards, two fighting and one colorless, this move does 50 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Hippopotas is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Hippowdon, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So, on its own, I would not recommend using this card in a deck, I say this because Hippopotas is slow to attack requiring at least two energy cards and is even worse on the retreat requiring three energy cards.  So unless you are very patient and want to use a Switch trainer card, I would not recommend using this card in a deck.  If you do decide to use one, do not use more than one and I would probably recommend setting this card up on the bench since it is slow on the attack, that way when you move it to the active Pokemon spot you can attack right away with either Tackle or Rolling Tackle.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Hippowdon, this is a below average Basic Pokemon.  Even though this card has a high HP and two moves, I am still giving it a below average rating because it has a very high retreat cost, slow to attack, and Rolling Tackle does below average damage for the amount of energy cards it requires to use.  So if you're building a fighting type deck, I would look elsewhere for a fighting type Pokemon.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Hippopotas from the Primal Clash set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Hippopotas's stage 1 evolution Hippowdon, 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 total Hippopotas cards have I reviewed on my blog?
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.


Cabal said...

You had reviewed only 1 Hippopotas card on your blog.


Hill Jlk said...

Only 1

Hill jlk

Wes Lee said...

2, by counting this one with it.

Wes Lee

Bash Bob said...

1, this is your first hippopotas review

Bash bob

Niruth Kashyap said...

This the first Hippopotas card which you have reviewed on your blog.

YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap


Chasista said...

Only one because you didn't reviewed none of the 5 printed before.


brezaboy said...

This is the first one


zamir arif said...

The first one hippopotas review

zamir arif

ninjaboss said...

This is the first one


JDPTPokemon said...

This is the first one


Tyler worfette said...

This is the first one
Tyler Worfette

Mikylla Abad said...

This is your first one.

Channel name: Mikylla Abad


Mikylla Abad said...
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Florian Memmel said...

i think it is the first one

Kai Tung Ng said...

You have reviewed 1 Hippopotas card in total on your blog.

Kai Tung Ng

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to JDPTPokemon for winning!