Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Dodrio from the BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Set. Dodrio is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Dodrio's Ability is called Retreat Aid and says that as long as Dodrio is on the bench, your active Pokemon has a two colorless energy card less retreat cost. Besides the Ability, Dodrio just has one move called Fury Attack that does 40 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip 3 coins, all for three colorless energy cards.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Dodrio is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Doduo into play (I reviewed Doduo from this set the past two days) and then evolve Doduo into Dodrio. If you read my reviews of the two Doduo cards in this set, I thought both cards were a little below average, both were very similar overall, the only difference between the two was the first move on each card, both required coin flips but yesterday's card had a better chance at hitting and doing at least 10 damage a turn, whereas the first Doduo card I reviewed had about a 1 in 4 chance of hitting. So knowing this about the two Doduo cards in this set and looking at this Dodrio card, the main reason you'd want to use this card in a deck is to put it on the bench and give almost all of your Pokemon a free retreat cost, or at least a significantly less retreat cost. I would definitely try and work in a 1-1 line of Doduo and Dodrio into almost any type deck out there for this specific purpose. If you do need to put Dodrio into the active Pokemon spot, try attaching a Trick Coin trainer to this card so that you have a better chance of flipping more heads when you use Fury Attack, and you can also use a Double Colorless energy to make this card quicker on the attack.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating. In my opinion, this is a very solid Stage 1 Pokemon card from the BREAKthrough set. I think this card's Ability alone makes this card very usable in the TCG today, and like I said above, this card should definitely be considered for almost all decks out there. So you definitely can't go wrong by using a 1-1 line of Doduo and Dodrio in your deck, together I would rate the two Pokemon a 3 out of 5.
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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Dodrio from the BREAKthrough set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Snorlax, which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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