Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Rhydon from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card set. Rhydon is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100. It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost. Rhydon does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Take Down, for three energy cards, two colorless and one fighting, this move does 50 damage, however Rhydon also does damage to itself. Rhydon's second move is called Horn Drill, this requires four energy cards to use, two each of fighting and colorless, and does 70 damage.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Rhydon is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Rhyhorn into play (I reviewed Rhyhorn from this set yesterday) and then evolve Rhyhorn into Rhydon. Rhydon does have a stage 2 evolution in Rhyperior 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 Rhydon is the final evolution in this line. So if you read yesterday's review of Rhyhorn, you'll know that I thought that card was an average Basic Pokemon card, it had a good HP and a powerful move that required only two energy cards, but Rhyhorn did damage to itself when attacking and its retreat cost was higher than its energy cost. So knowing this about Rhyhorn and looking at this Rhydon card, if you're prepared to use a ton of energy cards on a Basic and Stage 1 Pokemon card and discard a ton of energy to retreat these two Pokemon, go ahead and use a 1-1 line of these two Pokemon in your deck. Like Rhyhorn, Rhydon can do major damage but requires quite a bit of energy to attack. If I were using these two cards in a deck, I would put Rhyhorn into the active Pokemon spot to start the game, get two energy cards on it, attack using its move doing 40 damage a turn, then get three energy cards on Rhyhorn and evolve it into Rhydon.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is a below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set. Even though this card has a high HP, and two moves, I am giving this card a below average rating because neither move on this card does that great of damage for the amount of energy cards it requires to use, plus this card is another card has an extremely high retreat cost. So if you're considering using this Pokemon line in a deck, Rhyhorn and Rhydon, I would caution you a bit, because I give these cards a 2 out of 5 rating.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Rhydon from the Primal Clash set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Rhydon's stage 2 evolution in Rhyperior, which there are two from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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