Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Linoone from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set. Linoone is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Linoone does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Fury Swipes, for two colorless energy cards this move does 30 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip 3 coins. Linoone's second move is called Dash Attack, this move requires two colorless energy cards to use, and does 30 damage to one of your opponent's benched Pokemon.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Linoone is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Zigzagoon into play (I reviewed Zigzagoon from this set yesterday) and then evolve Zigzagoon into Linoone. If you read yesterday's review of Zigzagoon, you'll know that I thought it was a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card. It was pretty decent overall, just wasn't that great, it had a solid HP and low retreat cost, and two moves, but it did require two energy cards to do damage to the defending Pokemon. So knowing this about Zigzagoon and looking at this Linoone card, this card is similar to Zigzagoon in that it has two moves, neither that great, but unlike Zigzagoon, both of this card's moves can do damage and both only require two energy cards to use. So if you're building a spread damage type deck, I could potentially see using a 1-1 line of these two Pokemon if you are in desperate need of Pokemon for your deck. Since these two cards require colorless energy cards to attack they can be used in any type deck. I would try and get Linoone into the active Pokemon spot early in the game and either attach a Trick Coin card to this card so you have a better chance of doing 90 damage a turn with Fury Swipes, or spread damage around with Dash Attack so that later in the game you can use a card that has a move that does 10 or 20 damage to each of your opponent's benched Pokemon and potentially knock out several Pokemon at once.
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. Other than having one move be a coin flip based move, this card is pretty decent overall, having a low retreat cost, average HP, and two average moves. So if you're looking for a couple of cards to use in any type deck, the line of Zigzagoon and Linoone from the Primal Clash set would be one to consider, combined I give these two cards a 3 out of 5 rating.
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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Linoone from the Primal Clash set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Skitty, which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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