Saturday, August 13, 2016

Riolu 45/124 -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Riolu Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Riolu from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two Riolu cards that I'll be reviewing from this set.  Riolu is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to Psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Riolu does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Double Smash that for one colorless energy card does 10 damage times the number of heads you get when flipping two coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Riolu is a Basic evolution form with a Stage 1 evolution in Lucario, you'll more than likely want to use Riolu with Lucario, however because there are two Riolu cards in this set, I will review the second one tomorrow then state which one I would recommend in play, then there are two Lucario cards from this set, one fighting type and one metal type that I'll compare and contrast.  But, since I haven't reviewed any of those other cards yet, in this review I'll just act like I'm only considering this specific Riolu card and will try and use it on its own.  On its own, this card can definitely be used in a deck since it requires only one energy to attack, has a higher HP, and can do above average damage.  There is also merit in not using this card at all since it is based off of a coin flip.  But I could see using at least one of these cards in any type deck, putting a Trick Coin trainer on this card and doing up to 20 damage a turn to start the game while setting up my benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Lucario, this is an average Basic Pokemon card.  Even though this card's only move is based off of coin flips, I still would recommend this card because even if you have average luck, the move should do 10 damage a turn.  So when looking for Basic Pokemon cards to use for your deck, this one deserves consideration.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Riolu from the Fates Collide set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of the second Riolu card from this set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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At what level does Riolu evolve into Lucario?
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Shock Raging said...

Not via levels, by happiness

Shock Raging said...

Sorry, here's the link

meika poika said...

Riolu evolves with enough happiness

meika poika

JAlexander said...

Riolu evolves by leveling up 1 level during the Day (in-game) and with almost max happiness.

Jean Alexander

Giuseppe Rubini said...

evolves with happiness

Robin Arnold said...

Riolu will evolve on level up during the day if his/her friendship value is at least 220 out of 255


hydra destruction said...

Riolu evolve through Max Friendship level and gains at least 1 level after 4 am and before 8 pm. Also, there are three moves that only Riolu can learn so be sure you want to evolve it. Riolu can learn Reversal (Lv.19), Screech (Lv.24), and Copycat (Lv.29), and its peak level is 29. It'll learn nothing else after that. Also (this may be a glitch) I remember it being able to evolve at level 30 but that may not be right

Sven C said...

Riolu evolves by levelling up at daytime with high friendhsip.


Bob Jones said...

Riolu does not evolve at a specific level, rather it evolves through happiness in the day. It can evolve as early as level 2, or as late as level 100.

DarkX Studios said...
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DarkX Studios said...

It evolves through happiness in the day

Cole Little said...

he dosnt evolve by a level he evolves by happiness in the day

William Morton said...

Evolves to Lucario at stage 1 evolution

Maxcheong said...

evolve during the day with high happiness\friendship

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