Saturday, February 6, 2016

Hippopotas -- BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Review

Hippopotas BREAKthrough Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Hippopotas from the BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Set.  Hippopotas is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Hippopotas does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  This move is called Nose Jet, for three energy cards, two colorless and one fighting, this move does 30 damage, however if your opponent tries to attack during their next turn, they must flip a coin, if they get a tails, the move does nothing.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Hippopotas is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Hippowdon, which is in the Primal Clash set, you'll more than likely want to use the full evolution when using this line, but since there isn't a Hippowdon card in this set, I'll just act like I plan on using Hippopotas on its own.  So, on its own, I cannot recommend using this card in a deck, I say this because Hippopotas is way too slow and is way under-powered.  Most Pokemon that have moves that require three energy cards to use can do at least 60 damage a turn.  So there is just absolutely no way I would ever want to use this card on its own in a deck.  Ideally, if this card wasn't so slow, you would get this card into the active Pokemon spot to start the game and then use Nose Jet every turn to prevent your opponent from attacking you and allowing you time to set up your benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Hippowdon, this is a very poor Basic Pokemon card.  Even though it has an above average HP, this card is still not very good, because it is really slow on the attack, cannot do much damage, and has a high retreat cost.  So if you're building a fighting type deck, I would definitely look elsewhere for a Basic Pokemon card use.

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

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True or False?  Hippopotas is the only fighting type, Basic Pokemon in the BREAKthrough set to have a stage 1 evolution not in the BREAKthrough set.
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false, also pancham has a stage 1 evolution on breakpoint

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Gabriele Magazzù said...

False, MrDrakeBlaze

thomas F.B said...

false pancham has an evolution in furius fists

grentis09 said...

FALSE. Pancham is the other.


Cabal said...

False. Pancham is the other fighting type, Basic Pokemon in the BREAKthrough set to have a stage 1 evolution not in the BREAKthrough set.


Kai Tung Ng said...

False. Hippopotas is not the only Fighting-Type Basic Pokemon in the BREAKthrough expansion to have a Stage 1 evolution not in the BREAKthrough expansion.

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