Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Hippowdon from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set. Hippowdon is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130. It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost. Hippowdon does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Resistance Desert, this move requires three energy cards to use, one fighting and two colorless, and does 60 damage, plus it prevents all effects of attacks by EX Pokemon during your opponent's next turn. Hippowdon's second move is called Double-Edge, this move requires four energy cards, two each of fighting and colorless, and does 100 damage, however it does do 20 damage to itself.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Hippowdon is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Hippopotas into play (I reviewed Hippopotas from this set yesterday) and then evolve Hippopotas into Hippowdon. If you read yesterday's review of Hippopotas, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon card, it does have two moves and a high HP, but the retreat cost is quite high and it is a slow card to attack with. So knowing this about Hippopotas and looking at Hippowdon, this card also is really slow on the attack and has a high retreat cost, so you'll want to only use a 1-1 line of this Pokemon family if you decide to use it in a deck and set the line up on the bench. That way, you could move Hippowdon into the active Pokemon spot and do 100 damage a turn right away, every single turn. It is a good thing Hippowdon has a high HP, because using Double-Edge multiple times will drain its HP quite quickly. Overall, I personally wouldn't use this card or this line in a deck because it is too slow on the attack and ends up doing damage to itself, but if you think your opponent will for sure be using a lot of EX cards, this card is definitely worth consideration.
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, that could become above average as soon as Hippowdon faces EX cards. Like I said, this card has a good HP, and two moves that both do a fair amount of damage, but it is slow on the attack and has a high retreat cost reducing its effectiveness. But overall, looking at both Hippopotas and Hippowdon from the Primal Clash set, I would give them an average rating of 3 out of 5, they will definitely do okay in any fighting deck you put them in.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
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