Friday, August 7, 2015

Dragonair -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Dragonair Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Dragonair from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card set.  Dragonair is a stage 1, dragon type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to fairy type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Dragonair does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Shed Skin, for one grass energy card this move heals 30 damage from Dragonair.  Dragonair's second move is called Slam, this move requires three energy cards to use, one each of grass, lightning, and colorless, and does 60 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip two coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Dragonair is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Dratini into play (I reviewed Dratini from this set yesterday) and then evolve Dratini into Dragonair.  Dragonair does have a stage 2 evolution in Dragonite that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed those cards yet, since there are two, the strategy below will act like Dragonair is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read my review of Dratini, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon card, mainly due to the fact it was only guaranteed to do 10 damage a turn and it had a below average HP.  So knowing this about Dratini and looking at this Dragonair card, this card is pretty similar in that it has the potential to do major damage, in this case with Slam, but since the move is based on coin flips, you'll more than likely end up doing 60 damage or no damage at all.  Just looking at this card seems like it would make a nice bridge between Dratini and Dragonite if you had to put this line into the active Pokemon spot right away, you could then use Shed Skin every turn and keep Dragonair alive.  Without using Dragonite with this card, I cannot recommend using this card in a deck.

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 Roaring Skies set.  There really isn't one thing that I really like about this card, it has a below average HP, and both of the moves it has don't work together at all, even though Shed Skin is a helpful move, but Slam requires too many energy cards and is based on a coin flip so I don't like it.  Together with Dratini from this set, I would give these two cards a 2 out of 5 rating, the same rating I gave each card individually.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Dragonair from the Roaring Skies set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Dragonair's stage 2 evolution in Dragonite, which there are two of, 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 --
True or False?  The first English set to include a Dragonair card, had Dragonair as rare rarity.
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.


Cabal said...

True. The first English set to include a Dragonair card was Base set and the rarity of that card was a Rare.


EragonLegend said...

True. Dragonair first appeared in the Base Set and it was a rare.


Naruboku said...

Answer: True

lynne v said...

The answer is TRUE

Lynne v

Unchkins AJ said...

Unchkins AJ

Kai Tung Ng said...

True. The first English expansion (Base Set) to include a Dragonair card (18/102) had Dragonair as a rarity of Rare.

Kai Tung Ng

The Pokemon Cards Collector said...

True. The First English Expansion Base Set to include a Dragonair Card (18/102) as a rarity of Rare.

The Pokemon Cards Collector

Chasista said...

True. The first English set to include a Dragonair card was Base set and the raritY was Rare.


André Bernacchi said...



Adam Cullen said...


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Alexander Baffoun said...


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Rory B said...

The answer to this qeustion is; True, it was included in the first english expansion called baseset.

Rory B

GetSerious said...

the answer to the question is: true

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James Murphy said...

true and it was in base set


PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Rory B for winning!

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