Saturday, August 8, 2015

Dragonite 51/108 -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Dragonite Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Dragonite from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two Dragonite cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Dragonite is a stage 2, dragon type Pokemon card, with an hp of 150.  It has a x2 weakness to fairy type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Dragonite's Ability is called Max Wind and says that when you evolve Dragonair into Dragonite using this card you may remove all damage from one of your Pokemon.  Besides the Ability, Dragonite just has one move called Mach Press, this move requires three energy cards to use, one each of grass, lightning, and colorless, and does 80 damage, plus if you get two heads when you flip two coins the defending Pokemon is paralyzed.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Dragonite is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Dratini into play and then evolve it into Dragonair before you can evolve Dragonair into Dragonite, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last two days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that I thought both cards were below average, giving both cards 2 out of 5 ratings, Dratini and Dragonair both had below average HP and both cards could potentially do a fair amount of damage but those moves were based on coin flips.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at this Dragonite card, I would recommend using this card if you're intrigued by Dragonite's Ability and think you could put it to good use, if you could get 130 damage or so on an EX card or Stage 2 then be able to remove all of the damage from it, that would really make your deck powerful.  Other than for the Ability, the one move that this Dragonite card has does do above average damage and I like it quite a bit, however, you really can only use this card in a dual type deck of lightning and grass which may not be very popular.  Because Dratini and Dragonair from this set aren't that great, I would recommend only using a 1-1-1 line of this Pokemon family.

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 Roaring Skies set.  There really isn't one thing that I dislike about this card, I am a huge fan of its Ability, even though it can only be used once, and its move, not only does it do above average damage but it can inflict a special condition.  However, when considering this entire line as a whole, I can't give this line a better rating than a 3 out of 5, it can definitely be used in a deck, but it really isn't that great, except for Dragonite.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Dragonite from the Roaring Skies set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of the second Dragonite card, 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 --
True or False?  Dragonite is one of my all time favorite Pokemon.
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. Based on your youtube video titled PrimetimePokemon's Top 5 Favorite Dragon Vault Pokemon Cards uploaded at 2nd March, 2013 at the 2:15 to 2:20 minutes mark, you mentioned Dragonite is one of your all time favorite Pokemon, also it was ranked 2nd in your top 5 favorite cards from Dragon Vault set as well.


Anonymous said...

True. You mentioned it in one of your videos when you pulled a Dragonite EX.

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The Pokemon Cards Collector said...

True One of your Favorite cards is Dragonite.

The Pokemon Cards Collector

EragonLegend said...

True, it is one of your all time favorite pokemon.


Unchkins AJ said...

Unchkins AJ

Naruboku said...

Answer: True

Adam Cullen said...

true he is

youtube Id : Adam Cullen

Hill Jlk said...

True, I like him too, innocent twin brother of hydreigon.

Hill jlk

Chasista said...

True, it is.


Kenny Crossheart said...

Answer: True

Youtube ID: Kenny Crossheart

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PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Cabal for winning!