Thursday, August 6, 2015

Dratini -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Dratini Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Dratini from the Roaring Skies set.  Dratini is a basic, dragon type Pokemon card with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to fairy type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Dratini does not have an Ancient Trait or an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Hook, for one grass energy card this move does 10 damage.  Dratini's second move is called Slam, for two energy cards, one each of lightning and colorless, this move does 20 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip two coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Dratini is a basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Dragonair, and a Stage 2 evolution in Dragonite, which I'll be reviewing the next few days, you'll more than likely want to use some of those Pokemon with this card, however, since I have not reviewed any of those cards yet, I will just act like Dratini does not have any evolution forms and that it will be used on its own.  On its own, the first thing you'll want to note about this card is the fact that even though it is a dragon type card, it requires both lightning and grass type energy cards to attack.  So if you're building a dual type deck or one of those type of energy decks, this card may be worth a look, however, personally I would not use this card on its own, mainly because of its lower HP and the fact the only for sure thing this card can do is 10 damage a turn.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card from the Roaring Skies set.  I like the fact that this card has two moves, but that is the extent of the positives on this card, it has too low of an HP and neither move it has is that great, so there are much better Basic Pokemon cards out there that you should be considering.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Dratini from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Dratini's stage 1 evolution in Dragonair, which is also 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 4th English set to include a Dratini card?
Please comment with your answer and a link to your YouTube channel.  Only one entry per person per day.  Approximately 24 hours after this review has been posted, I will use a random number generator to select a commenter who has commented with the correct answer. 


Cabal said...

The 4th English set to include a Dratini card was Team Rocket released on 24th April, 2000.


Kenny Crossheart said...

Answer: Team Rocket set

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lynne v said...

It was Team Rocket set

Lynne v

Unchkins AJ said...

Answer: Team Rocket
Unchkins AJ

fexod said...

Answer: The 4th expansion including Dratini was "Team Rocket"

Name: fexod

Hill Jlk said...

Team rocket

Hill jlk

The Pokemon Cards Collector said...

The 4th Set to include a Dratini card was Team Rocket.

The Pokemon Cards Collector

Naruboku said...

Answer: Team Rocket

Tom Dodd said...

The Team Rocket Set released in 2000.

André Bernacchi said...

Team Rocket Set


Chasista said...

The 4th English set to include a Dratini card was Gym Heroes as Erika's Dratini released on August 14th, 2000.

Was 1st released in Base Set (Jan'99), Base set2 (Feb'00) and Team Rocket (Apr'00) before.


James Murphy said...

the team rocket set


EragonLegend said...

Team Rocket Set


Kai Tung Ng said...

The fourth English expansion to include a Dratini card was Team Rocket.

Kai Tung Ng

Jam T said...

Team Rocket set is the answer.


PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to fexod for winning!

Kai Tung Ng said...

The fourth English expansion to include a Dratini card was Team Rocket.

Kai Tung Ng