Monday, March 14, 2016

Noctowl -- BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Review

Noctowl BREAKthrough Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Noctowl from the BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Set.  Noctowl 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.  Noctowl does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called High Flight, for two colorless energy cards this move does 20 damage times the number of items cards in each person's hands.  Noctowl's second move is called Speed Dive and for three colorless energy cards this move does 70 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Noctowl is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Hoothoot into play (I reviewed Hoothoot from this set yesterday) and then evolve Hoothoot into Noctowl.  If you read yesterday's review of Hoothoot, you'll know I thought that card was extremely poor.  It had a decent HP and retreat cost, but it only had one move, that required two energy cards to use, and couldn't even do any damage, only prevented your opponent from using any Item cards during their next turn.  So knowing how poor Hoothoot is and looking at this Noctowl card, there isn't anything on this card that makes this line a must have for any reason and there is really no reason to use this line in a deck.  Unless you know you are going to be really heavy on Item cards in your deck, High Flight may end up doing no damage at all, and although Speed Dive does do above average damage, putting three energy cards on a card with only 90 HP isn't the smartest thing to do.  So as far as strategy goes, look elsewhere and do not use this card in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the BREAKthrough set.  I like that this card has a solid HP and low retreat cost, two moves, and can be used in any type deck.  With all of that being said, I still wouldn't recommend using this card in a deck because it is slow on the attack and is limited in what it can do if you don't use Item cards in your deck.  Together with Hoothoot from this set, I cannot give this line higher than a 2 out of 5 rating.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Noctowl from the BREAKthrough set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Teddiursa, 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 --
What is the highest rarity of any Noctowl card in the English TCG?
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.


Rolands Anspoks said...

Shining holo

Cabal said...

The highest rarity of any Noctowl card in the English TCG is Shining Holo from Neo Destiny.


Maxime Rignol said...

The rare version of Noctowl card is Shining Holo !

Kai Tung Ng said...

The highest rarity of any Noctowl card is Shining Holo. It appeared as Shining Noctowl in Neo Genesis (110/105).

Kai Tung Ng

Miguel Jacinto said...

- Shining Holo
- Miguel Jacinto

Carlos H. said...

The highest rate was Shining Holo.

Carlos H.

smeargull said...

The highest rarity of any Noctowl card in the English TCG is Shining Holo from Neo Destiny.

Renz Banez said...

Shining Holo from Neo Destiny
Renz Banez

Jack James said...

Shiny holo is the highest rarity of noctowl in any English set

Jack James