Thursday, March 10, 2016

Doduo 116/162 -- BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Review

Doduo BREAKthrough Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Doduo from the BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of the two Doduo cards that I've reviewed from this set.  Doduo is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. This card does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is Double Stab, for one colorless energy card this move does 10 damage times the number of heads you get when flipping two coins.  Doduo's second move is called Doduo Delivery, and for two colorless energy cards this move allows you to draw two cards.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Doduo is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Dodrio, which I'll be reviewing in two days, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet, I will just assess this card on its own, but will compare it to yesterday's Doduo card.  So compared to yesterday's card, this card is very similar, the only difference being Doduo's first move.  Yesterday's card could do 30 damage for one energy card, if you flipped two heads when flipping two coins, otherwise the move did nothing, today's Doduo card can do up to 20 damage if you get two heads, otherwise 10 damage per heads when flipping two coins.  Neither Doduo card is great, but if you have to use one in the active Pokemon spot, I would prefer this card because it has a better chance of doing damage when attacking.  So unless you're using Doduo with Dodrio, I would not use either Doduo card from this set in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Dodrio, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card.  Very similar to yesterday's Doduo card, this card does have a solid HP, low retreat cost, and two moves, but it just isn't that powerful and the one move it can do damage with is a coin flip based move, so you're better off leaving this card on the bench or out of your deck entirely.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Doduo from the BREAKthrough set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Doduo's Stage 1 evolution in Dodrio, 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 --
How many colorless type Pokemon are in the BREAKthrough set?
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.


Kai Tung Ng said...

Despite the fact that I suspect that the question is wrong (it was the same question as last time), there are 19 Colourless-Type Pokemon in the BREAKthrough expansion.

Kai Tung Ng

Juan Soyo said...

There Are 646 Colorless Type Pokemon And Counting!


Saitama Sama said...


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Eli H said...

19 colorless energy in the breakthrough set and my link to my youtube channel is

Carlos H. said...

There are 19 colorless pokemon in the BREAKthrough set.

Username: Carlos H.

Nicolas Korochinsky said...

There are 19 colorless type pokemon in this set.


JulianVD-076 said...
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JulianVD-076 said...

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Cabal said...

There are 19 Colorless type Pokemon in the BREAKthrough set.


toni ellis said...

19 x

toni ellis

Jessica Jones said...

Quick question, I have put it here as I don't know where else to ask.

If I had to buy a XY booster box which one would suggest for a decent spread of decent pokemon?

My kids are just starting out and we have a mix of Decks but they want to be more competitive but buying single boosters or packs of three just feels to random for my liking and I would like to start them off with the "right" booster box.

Thanks for the help.