Sunday, August 9, 2015

Dragonite 52/108 -- 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 second of the two Dragonite cards that I've reviewed from this set, I will be comparing both Dragonite cards in the next section.  Dragonite is a stage 2, dragon type Pokemon card, with an hp of 160.  It has a x2 weakness to fairy type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Dragonite card does not have an Ability but it does have an Ancient Trait called Plus that says if Dragonite knocks out a Pokemon, you get to take one additional prize card.  Besides the Ancient Trait, Dragonite has two moves, the first move is called Wrapped in Wind and for one lightning energy card this move allows you to attach up to two basic energy cards from your hand to Dragonite.  Dragonite's second move is called Heavy Impact, this move requires five energy cards to use, three grass and one each of lightning and colorless, and does 150 damage.

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, if you're looking for some power, this is the card to use, you'll only want to use a 1-1-1 line of this Pokemon family and either take a really long time to set up Dragonite on the bench or put Dragonite into the active Pokemon spot with only three energy cards on it and use Wrapped in Wind the first turn to get two more energy cards on this card while being able to add energy to your benched Pokemon.  But once you get this card set up, you are ready to rock and roll, not only will Heavy Impact knock out every Pokemon card out there in two turns or less, you get to take an additional prize card after knocking out a Pokemon, so if you're battling an EX card you get to take three prize cards!  If I were building a grass and lightning type deck both Dragonite cards would be useful, it all depends on how patient you are to attack and if you find healing one Pokemon completely a good thing.  You could always use a 2-2-2 line of this Pokemon family and use one of both of the Dragonite cards, you could then power this Dragonite card up first, start attacking with it, then when it is about to get knocked out, evolve a Dragonair on the bench into the other Dragonite card and use its Ability to completely heal the Dragonite in the active Pokemon spot.

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.  I am giving this Dragonite card the same rating as yesterday's card even though it is slower on the attack and has a higher retreat cost, I like that this card can do more damage and has a higher HP.  Like I said above, this card is very good and either Dragonite card could be used in a deck, again, combine this card with Dragonair and Dratini from this set and I would give them a 3 out of 5 rating, this Pokemon line is definitely worth considering in a deck.

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 Altaria, 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?  This Dragonite card is one of my top 10 favorite cards from the Roaring Skies set.
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 "My Top 10 Roaring Skies Pokemon Cards" uploaded at 1st June, 2015 at the 2:53 to 3:19 minutes mark, Dragonite (52/108, Rare Holo) was ranked 4th in your top 10 favorite cards from Roaring Skies set.


fexod said...

Answer: True, it is 4th place on your "Top 10 Roaring Skies Pokemon Cards" Video on youtube.

YT Name: fexod


Adam Cullen said...

The answer: True

Youtube Id: Adam Cullen

Unchkins AJ said...

Unchkins AJ

EragonLegend said...



Kai Tung Ng said...

True. This Dragonite card is one of your Top 10 cards from the Roaring Skies expansion.

Kai Tung Ng

The Pokemon Cards Collector said...

True and This Dragonite card made it to Your Top 10 Favorite Pokemon Cards video.

The Pokemon Cards Collector

Naruboku said...

Answer: True

André Bernacchi said...

Cabal is freaking awesome.


Hill Jlk said...


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Kenny Crossheart said...

Answer: True

Youtube ID: Kenny Crossheart

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PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Kenny Crossheart for winning!