Saturday, March 5, 2016

Haxorus -- BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Review

Haxorus BREAKthrough Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Haxorus from the BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Set.  Haxorus is a stage 2, dragon type Pokemon card, with an hp of 160.  It has a x2 weakness to fairy type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Haxorus does not have an Ability but it does have three moves.  The first move that this card has is called Dragon Dance and for one colorless energy card this move increases Haxorus' attacks by 100 damage, you can't add more than 100 damage using this move.  Besides this move, both of Haxorus' other moves do damage.  Sharp Fang does 60 damage for one colorless energy card and Dragon Pulse does 130 damage for two energy cards, one each of fighting and metal, however you must discard three cards from the top of your deck when using.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Haxorus is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Axew into play and then evolve it into Fraxure before you can evolve Fraxure into Haxorus, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed all three of the cards for those Pokemon in the last few days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that I thought both Axew cards and the Fraxure card from this set were below average, the biggest knock on any of those cards is that they took a fair amount of time to attack and they required distinct types of energy to attack, meaning if you weren't specifically building a fighting and metal type deck, it would be hard to use those cards.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at this Haxorus, if you're building a fighting and metal type deck, this is probably going to be your featured Pokemon, you'll want to set this line up on the bench, then when in the active Pokemon spot, use Dragon Dance first to increase Haxorus' moves by 100, then use whichever move will knock out the defending Pokemon in one turn, I would rather use Dragon Dance first then Sharp Fang instead of just using Dragon Pulse right away, because having to discard 3 cards from your deck is quite a bit.  Regardless, this is a very powerful card, and one that can be a centerpiece of a deck, with one hit KO ability.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an extremely powerful Stage 2 Pokemon card from the BREAKthrough set and one that should be used if building a fighting and metal type deck.  This card can essentially do 230 damage a turn every turn after using Dragon Dance, which should knock out almost all Pokemon out there in one turn.  With that being said, I can only give this line a 4 out of 5 rating overall, because Axew and Fraxure from this set just aren't that great.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Haxorus from the BREAKthrough set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Noivern, 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?  Haxorus has been an ultra rare in an English expansion before.
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...

False. Haxorus has never been an Ultra Rare in an English expansion before. Its highest rarity is Rare Holo (in Noble Victories, Dark Explorers, Plasma Blast, and BREAKthrough).

Kai Tung Ng

Raúl Orihuela said...

False, it has been Holo rare, but not Ultra rare

Alex Kroiss said...


Marcus Carter said...

Flase. Highest rarity is Rare Holo.


Saitama Sama said...


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Carlos H. said...

It´s False. Haxorus hasn´t been a ultra rare card before BREAKthrough set .

Username: Carlos H.

Cabal said...

False. Haxorus has never been an ultra rare in an English expansion before.


UmbreonFan said...

That is false

Maximiliano Antunez said...