Saturday, January 9, 2016

Raikou -- BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Review

Raikou BREAKthrough Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Raikou from the BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Set.  Raikou is a basic, lightning type Pokemon card with an hp of 120, it has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Raikou's Ability is called Shining Body and says that if Raikou has any lightning type energy attached to it, all damage done to Raikou by attacks is reduced by 20.  Besides the Ability, Raikou just has one move called Thunder Lance, and for three colorless energy cards this move does 50 damage plus 20 more damage for each lightning energy card attached to this Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Raikou is a basic Pokemon with no evolutions, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card.  With that being said, this card would be used as an attacker in the active Pokemon spot, so this is a great card to pair with Magnezone from yesterday since Magnezone can quickly get lightning type Pokemon set up.  I would make sure to put three lightning type energy cards on Raikou so that it can do 110 damage a turn with Thunder Lance plus it would reduce damage by 20 from attacks.  So if you're building a lightning type deck, I would definitely consider using this card in your deck, one potentially two of them.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very good Basic Pokemon card from the BREAKthrough set.  Not only does this card have a high HP and a low retreat cost, but its Ability and only move work very well together making this card do well above average damage and reduce damage from attacks making Raikou's high HP seem even higher.  So like I said above, definitely consider this card when building a lightning type deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Raikou from the BREAKthrough set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Stunfisk, 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?  Raikou is a Legendary Pokemon.
Please respond by including the correct answer and a link to your YouTube channel.

22 comments:

Delwyn Chin said...

True https://www.youtube.com/user/oturan06

Cameron Leonard said...

True

Cameron Leonard

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSU98bQ2RBx2OTW-550-bjQ

Aiden Glessnerr said...
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Aiden Glessnerr said...

super true https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtwrBg8Jm3MI0DM-tLpR_Dw

Shashank Chadha said...

It's true..... it's a legendary....

Unknown said...

True.....
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT-lIDZe8wmusskQFn2yADg

Cabal said...

True. Raikou is a Legendary Pokemon.

cabalw

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnLY5kCyPH6tBOPfSjiVgsg

AreoFossil 29 said...

True
AeroFossil29 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMZLxFzjTa5mVgjH3gdZHRQ

ItsZip said...

True!

Its Zip

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChKeozkY5DEjaCE4a0iZsGA

Cayleb Elder said...

true

mrbutternuck

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4tsTg-A49HXICZuynLnAQQ

Vanessa Buda said...

True

VanessaBuda

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk2xD7O0tYOAV9dkhgjrflw

Kai Tung Ng said...

True. Raikou is a Legendary Pokemon.

Kai Tung Ng

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc_wX6pMW7wFZFmb9E3XmOw

jawabeer said...

True...

https://www.youtube.com/user/Jawabeer

Chris Burandt said...

Definitely True!

Teapot42

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfrhVEMd9jIC--b7-2R0D7g

rayyan zamizam said...

very true, he was introduced in gen two and is one of the three legendary dogs.

rayyan zamizam
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_EVEgbC_Iap7zurrjQWgew

Martin T said...

True

Martin T

https://www.youtube.com/user/BRISINGRRRRR

DarthFrost said...

True

Nicoblog said...

True

Nicolás Ruiz
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3lOTsgcVo1D5YKgGt3Ysfg

Ethan Bentzen said...

True

Ethan Bentzen
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5cIzK7mXOOtJxoJ9wlrYAA

Shack Herrera said...

True
Shack Herrera
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuLcxJGdv7sQBMT2Icxy72w

Declan Birkenhead said...

True https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Jf6fqzHavRiXxzreFF5jg

Vilmos Zoltan Kiss said...

True.

Link:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL5_I3v4W6QgYz2q5ugV9ZQ