Saturday, November 7, 2015

Goodra -- Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Review

Goodra Ancient Origins Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Goodra from the Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Set.  Goodra 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.  Goodra does not have an Ability or an Ancient Trait but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Liquid Blow, for two colorless energy cards this move does 20 damage to one of your opponent's Pokemon for each colorless energy cards in their retreat cost.  Goodra's second move is called Shining Breath, for four energy cards, two colorless and one each of water and fairy, this move does 110 damage, plus during Goodra's next turn it can't be affected by an special conditions.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Goodra is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Goomy into play and then evolve it into Sliggoo before you can evolve Sliggoo into Goodra, 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 very poor, both had well below average HP, under powered moves, and were just slow to attack in general, and in Sliggoo's case, also had a very high retreat cost.  So knowing how poor the first two Pokemon cards in this line are and looking at this Goodra card, of course the first thing that stands out is its Shining Breath move which does a whopping 110 damage every single turn for four energy cards.  If you're building a dual type deck of water and fairy type Pokemon, this card and line is a must, setting up the entire line on the bench and getting four energy cards on Goodra, then cleaning house once you get this card set up.  Another option for Goodra would be to use this card in a spread attack type deck, that way, you can have a fair amount of damage on all of your opponent's Pokemon then put Goodra into the active Pokemon spot and attack the stronger Pokemon first, or at least the ones with higher retreat costs using Liquid Blow move.

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 Ancient Origins set.  This card has a good HP, and two above average moves.  This card can do major damage every single turn if you'd like or it can attack Pokemon on your opponent's bench and knock them out.  Too bad Goomy and Sliggoo from this set weren't a bit better because I can't give this line any better than a 2 out of 5 rating looking at all of the cards combined, but if you're patient and willing to set this line up on the bench, definitely go ahead and use it.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Goodra from the Ancient Origins set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Meowth, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

Free Pokemon TCG Online Code Cards:
Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
At what level does Sliggoo evolve into Goodra?
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.


Giri Venkatesh said...

Level 50, during rain

Giri Venkatesh

Venkatesh Ask said...

Level 50, during rain to evolve into Goodra

Venkatesh Ask

Cabal said...

Sliggoo evolves into Goodra at level 50 while the weather is rainy. Rain instigated by Rain Dance move, Drizzle ability and Primordial Sea does not trigger its evolution.


Kyle Walker said...

Level 50 in the rain


Zain Misha said...

at level 50 with rain dance

Zain misha

joao pedro santos felipe said...

Level 50, when it's raining


jonas vandevoorde said...

lvl 50


degzi said...

Goodra evoles starting at level 50 when leveled up during rain in the overworld


Kai Tung Ng said...

Sliggoo evolves into Goodra at Level 50. This must be done during rain, and must be in Rain Dance, as other moves/abilities that cause rain do not make Sliggoo evolve.

Kai Tung Ng

Martin T said...

level 50

Martin T

Vanessa Buda said...

Level 50


Teh Zhixian said...

level 50 during the rain this cant be during rain dance or by any ability by any other pokemon to trigger rain
tehs 2nd channel

Kenny Crossheart said...

Answer: 50, during rainy weather

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Najt Pieczonko said...

At 50


Najt Pieczonko said...

At 50 lvl.


PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Giri Venkatesh for winning!

Ruth Miser said...
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Timothy Cole said...

Level 50 during rain condition

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Mayank Talwar said...

Level 50 During Natural Rain not any other source's rain!


Giri Venkatesh said...

Thank you