Friday, September 4, 2015

Pidove -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Pidove Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Pidove from the Roaring Skies set.  Pidove is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Pidove does not have an Ability or an Ancient Trait but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Homing Pidove, for one colorless energy card this move allows you to look at the top card of your deck and then if you choose, you may shuffle your deck.  Pidove's second move is called Gust and for two colorless energy cards this move does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Pidove is a basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Tranquill, and a Stage 2 evolution in Unfezant, which I'll be reviewing the next couple of 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, this post will only consider Pidove on its own.  So, on its own, I wouldn't recommend using this card in a deck, mainly because it is a bit slower on the attack, requiring two energy cards to do any damage to the defending Pokemon and the fact if this card is sitting on your bench it can't do anything.  The first move that Pidove has, Homing Pidove can easily be replaced by a Trainer card.  But if you're in a pinch and need a starter type Pokemon in your deck, this one isn't the worst one out there since it has two moves and a decent HP and low retreat cost.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card from the Roaring Skies set.  I like that this card has two moves, a solid HP, and a low retreat cost, but like I said in the strategy section of this post, Pidove's first move can be replaced by a trainer card, and preferably the move that does damage on this card would have required only one energy card instead of two.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Pidove from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Pidove's Stage 1 evolution in Tranquill, 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 --
What is the highest rarity of any English Pidove 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. 


André Bernacchi said...



Kai Tung Ng said...

The highest rarity of any English Pidove card is, quite sadly, Common. It was in Black & White (84/114), BW Emerging Powers (80/98), BW Next Destinies (83/99), BW Boundaries Crossed (123/149), and XY Roaring Skies (78/108).

Kai Tung Ng

Dominic Browne said...

Highest rarity is a common.

Makes sense to be common considering it's based on a pigeon and everyone knows how common they are in the real world.

Cabal said...

The highest rarity of any Pidove card in the English set is a Common.


King Flauschi said...

It's common. Hi from Austria.

Primal Kyogre said...

The correct answer is Common

Primal Kyogre

Ward said...

Pidove's highest rarity is common.

Ward Vercouter

The Pokemon Cards Collector said...

The rarity is Common

The Pokemon Cards Collector

The Pokemon Cards Collector said...

The rarity is Common

The Pokemon Cards Collector

KiFoWnEzZz Gaming said...

It never was higher than common


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Allen Schmerler said...


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Kenny Crossheart said...

Answer: Common

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Chasista said...

Its rarity has been common in every single card released.


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PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Kai Tung Ng for winning!

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