Monday, May 4, 2015

Rhyperior 76/160 -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Rhyperior Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Rhyperior from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two consecutive Rhyperior cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Rhyperior is a stage 2, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 150.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Rhyperior does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Rock Shower, for three energy cards, two fighting and one colorless, this move allows you to flip 3 coins, for each heads you get it does 20 damage.  Rhyperior's second move is called Stone Edge, this move requires four energy cards to use, two each of fighting and colorless, and does 80 damage, plus 40 more damage if you get a heads when flipping a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Rhyperior is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Rhyhorn into play and then evolve it into Rhydon before you can evolve Rhydon into Rhyperior, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last couple of days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that I thought Rhyhorn was a very solid Basic Pokemon card having an above average HP and one good move, just a little slower on the attack and having a high retreat cost, on the other hand, I thought Rhydon was a below average Stage 1 Pokemon card, it again had a high HP, but it had a really high retreat cost, and neither move it had was that great, and both moves were slow.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at this Rhyperior card, this card is the perfect card to use a Trick Coin trainer card with, since both moves on Rhyperior require coin flips.  I would only use this card for its Stone Edge move which could knock out most Pokemon in one move, by doing 120 damage, it is just extremely slow to set up, and because I wasn't a big fan of Rhydon from this set, I would recommend either starting with Rhyhorn in the active Pokemon spot and evolving the whole time from that spot, or evolving the entire line on the bench since these Pokemon require so many energy cards to attack.  I myself would not use this line in a deck because Rhyperior just isn't that great of a Stage 2 card and doesn't warrant using up space in a deck to use.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a very average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  This card has some positives and negatives about it, it does have a good HP and two decent moves, one very good doing up to 120 damage a turn, the other based totally on coin flips, which main end up doing no damage at all, but both of its moves are slow and its retreat cost is high as well.  So looking at this entire Pokemon family, like I said above, I just wouldn't recommend using it in a deck and because of that, giving the line a 2 out of 5 rating, individually I gave Rhyhorn and Rhyperior 3 out of 5 ratings and Rhydon a 2.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Rhyperior from the Primal Clash set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of the second Rhyperior, 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 --
What was the first English set to include a Rhyperior card?
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.


Chasista said...

The first English set to include a Rhyperior card was Diamond & Pearl.


Cabal said...

Diamond & Pearl was the first English set to include a Rhyperior card.


Gabriel Mello said...

Diamond & Pearl


Taran Middleton said...

OG Diamond And Pearl


Kai Tung Ng said...

The first English expansion to include a Rhyperior card was Diamond & Pearl (Rare Holo; 12/130).

Kai Tung Ng

brezaboy said...

Diamond & Pearl


Sherief Adel said...

Diamond & Pearl

Sherief Adel

Ayron Rieke said...

Diamond and Pearl

Ayron Rieke

Hill Jlk said...

It's Diamond and Pearl hope you choose me!

User: hill jlk

Arkc3us said...

It was diamond and pearl

Bash Bob said...

Diamond and Pearl

Bash bob

Gummi lol said...

Diamond & Pearl
-Gummi lol

Chris smith said...

Diamond and Pearl


Niruth Kashyap said...

The first set to include a Rhyperior card was the Diamond and Pearl set and the card was a rare holo.

Youtube Name: Niruth Kashyap


Daniel Chen said...

Diamond and Pearl
Daniel Chen

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Ayron Rieke for winning!

Drake Smith said...

I actually love the card. You are right about trick coin being the perfect item for him however his Rock shower is his best attack in my opinion. You can knockout the opponent's big attacker with Stone Edge. In most common turn outs, the other player will have to add a stall card to get a new challenger ready. It's the perfect chance to Rock shower the bench taking down weak cards and damaging strong ones. I've won many games with just Rock shower alone. You can even use it to finish off a weakened target and damage the next guy at the same time. If you can remove the current threat and get a safe spot, this Rhyperior is a game winner by itself. ^^