Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Claydol from the Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Set. Claydol is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100. It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Claydol does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is Rewind, it requires one psychic energy card to use and it devolves each of your opponent's evolved Pokemon and puts the highest stage evolution of each card back into your hand. Claydol's second move is called Hyper Beam, this move requires two energy cards to use, one each of psychic and colorless, and does 30 damage, plus it discards an energy card attached to the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when you flip a coin.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Claydol is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Baltoy into play (I reviewed both Baltoy cards from this set the past two days) and then evolve Baltoy into Claydol. If you've read my reviews of the Baltoy cards from this set, you'll know that I thought the first Baltoy card was worthy of being used on its own since it had two moves and could attack quickly, but the Ancient Trait Baltoy card was better off being used with Claydol since it couldn't do any damage when attacking. So knowing this about both Baltoy cards and looking at this Claydol card, this card would perfect to use in a spread damage type deck. After getting lets say 50 or 60 damage on each of your opponent's Pokemon, you could put Claydol into the active Pokemon spot and use Rewind, thus potentially knocking out several of your opponent's Pokemon at once when devolving them. Outside of Rewind, I wouldn't recommend using Claydol in a deck because it does a measly 30 damage for a Stage 1 card. So, if you building a spread damage type deck, it may be work putting a 1-1 line of Baltoy and Claydol into your deck.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is an average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Ancient Origins set. This card has a decent HP, and one good move out of the two. I am very intrigued by this card and how it would work in a spread damage type deck and I think it could easily be very powerful in a deck. Together with either of the Baltoy cards from this set, I would give a 3 out of 5 rating.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Claydol from the Ancient Origins set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review Golett, which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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