Sunday, March 6, 2016

Noivern -- BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Review

Noivern BREAKthrough Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Noivern from the BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Set.  Noivern is a stage 1, dragon type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100. It has a x2 weakness to fairy type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Noivern does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Tuning, and for one colorless energy card this move allows you to shuffle your hand into your deck and draw a number of cards equal to the amount your opponent has in their hand.  Noivern's second move is called Air Slash and for three energy cards, one each of psychic, darkness, and colorless, this move does 120 damage, however you must discard an energy card after using this card.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Noivern is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Noibat into play, there are two Noibat cards in this set, which are both colorless types, meaning I have not reviewed both yet, but will in the coming week or two.  So only looking at this Stage 1 card and not taking into account how good or bad the Noibat cards are from this set, there are two strategies you may want to use with this card.  The first strategy would be to use this card only for its Tuning move, it is basically a recycle type move, allowing you to get all new cards in your hand, you could use all of the cards you have up in your hand, move Noivern to the active Pokemon spot one turn, use Tuning, then retreat it the next turn, and do the same thing later in the game when you need better cards in your hand.  The other strategy with this card is more of an attacker, so you'd first want to be building a psychic and darkness type deck, then you would set this card up on the bench and move it to the active Pokemon spot when you want to use Air Slash, unfortunately you'll have to discard an energy card each turn, but doing 120 damage a turn for three energy cards is quite good, but just like yesterday's dragon type card in Haxorus, I don't like the fact that you have to use three distinct energy types when attacking.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very solid Stage 1 Pokemon card from the BREAKthrough set, but because it requires multiple types of energy to attack, I cannot give this card higher than a 3 out of 5 rating, but would highly recommend using this card if you're building a dual type deck.  You'll have to wait and read my Noibat reviews to see which Noibat you should use with this card.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Noivern from the BREAKthrough set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Noivern BREAK, 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?  This Noivern is one of the featured Pokemon in the BREAKthrough theme decks.
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.


Saitama Sama said...

True, it is featured in the Night Striker Theme Deck

Saitama Sama

Cabal said...

True. This Noivern is one of the featured Pokemon in the Night Strike theme deck from BREAKthrough expansion.


Taquito said...

True, is on the Night Strike deck.


Edward Lu said...

True it is a card in the night stricken theme deck

Kai Tung Ng said...

True. Along with Raichu, this Noivern is one of the featured Pokemon in the BREAKthrough Theme Decks. Noivern was featured in Night Striker.

Kai Tung Ng

jadenyuki15 said...

True. Noivern was featured in the Night Striker Theme Deck.

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Evan Pavlik said...

Noivern is featured in the night striker theme deck (Raichu is in the burning sharp theme deck).

kadetoster said...

True. He was featured in the Night Striker.

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Unchkins said...

The name of the deck is Night Striker.


Michael Miltich said...

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Raúl Orihuela said...

True, in the Night Striker Theme Deck
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Patrick Beugger said...

True i have the night striker theme deck in tcgo so i should know

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