Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Hypno from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set. Hypno is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Hypno's Ability is called Goodnight, Babies, and says that once per turn you may leave both active Pokemon asleep. Besides the Ability, Hypno just has one move called Zen Headbutt that for two psychic energy cards does 50 damage.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Hypno is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Drowzee into play (I reviewed Drowzee from this set yesterday) and then evolve Drowzee into Hypno. If you read yesterday's review of Drowzee, you'll know that I thought that card was an average Basic Pokemon card overall since it had a higher HP, and two moves, both requiring little energy and both doing a fair amount of damage. So knowing this about Drowzee and looking at this Hypno card, you can either set this line up on the bench and utilize Hypno's Ability, or start the game with Drowzee in the active Pokemon spot and then evolve into Hypno and do 50 damage a turn. I like the second strategy quite well, since 50 damage for two energy cards is quite good, but if you pair this card with a card like Snorlax that can attack while asleep, you could keep this card on the bench, put the defending Pokemon to sleep every turn, then still attack. Or you could just have another way to wake up your Pokemon every turn. Either way, this card is solid in that it can attack and affect the game even from the bench.
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 BREAKpoint set. This card doesn't really have any drawbacks, other than the fact it puts your active Pokemon to sleep when using its Ability, but there are ways to work around this. So Hypno's Ability is quite good, and Zen Headbutt does major damage for only two energy cards. Overall, both Pokemon in this line were average individually, and combined they get the same rating from me, 3 out of 5.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Hypno from the BREAKpoint set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Espeon EX, which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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