Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Rhyperior 77/160 -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Rhyperior Primal Clash
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Rhyperior from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of two Rhyperior cards that I've reviewed from this set.  Rhyperior is a stage 2, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 160.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Rhyperior card does have an Ancient Trait called Barrier that says any time your opponent plays a trainer card, all effects of that card are prevented from Rhyperior.  Besides the Ancient Trait, Rhyperior does have an Ability called Rock Wall that says that any damage done to Rhyperior by attacks is reduced by 10.  Other than having an Ancient Trait and an Ability, Rhyperior also has one move called Hammer Arm, this move requires four energy cards to use, two each of fighting and colorless, and does 100 damage.  Plus you get to discard the top card of your opponent's deck.

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 few 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 Rhyperior card is the way to go if you want to use a Rhyperior card from this set, it is much better than yesterday's card.  Other than having a slower time attacking, this card is superior in every way, especially considering this card has both an Ancient Trait and Ability.  I would use a 1-1-1 line of this entire Pokemon family and set it up on the bench before attacking with Rhyperior and doing 100 damage a turn.  Once you get 4 energy cards on Rhyperior it will take quite a while for any other Pokemon to knock this card out since all damage is reduced by 10.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Primal Clash set.  If you can use Switch trainer cards in your deck for retreating Rhyperior and are okay with waiting awhile to use this card, this card will work perfectly in a fighting type deck.  I really like being able to do 100 damage every single turn and not having to discard any energy cards while doing this.  So altogether, looking at the three Pokemon in this line, I would give them a 3 out of 5 rating, they are average overall, and should definitely be considered for a deck.

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 Nosepass, 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 Ancient Trait cards?
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 Ancient Trait cards was Primal Clash.



Arkc3us said...
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Cabal said...

Primal Clash was the first English set to include Ancient Trait cards with a total of 22 of them.



Arkc3us said...

It was Primal Clash Was the first set to include Ancient Trait Cards

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Bash Bob said...

Primal Clash

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Daniel Chen said...

It was Primal Clash
Daniel Chen

Niruth Kashyap said...

The Primal Clash set is the first to include Ancient Trait cards.

Youtube name: Niruth Kashyap

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWBgLwMzImHCHJpGxyhFYKQ

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Kai Tung Ng said...

The first English expansion to include Ancient Trait cards was Primal Clash.

Kai Tung Ng


kris_is_ me_ said...

Primal Clash

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Ayron Rieke said...

Primal Clash!

Ayron Rieke


brezaboy said...

Primal Clash



Sai Leela said...

It was primal clash.
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Taran Middleton said...

Primal Clash.


PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Cabal for winning!

Drake Smith said...

I see the two Rhyperiors of this expansion rather equal. Though this one lacks the damage and bench pressure abilities, it makes a great support if you don't have the energy for it. Once you do, it would work best with a hard Charm to get 30 plus defense making it much harder to bring down. The Barrier ability is also helpful so it can't be messed with by support cards. I don't yet have this card personally, but I look forward to maybe getting it and adding it next to my other Rhyperior for two use options. ^^