Sunday, August 14, 2016

Riolu 46/124 -- 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 second Riolu card that I've reviewed from this set.  Riolu is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card with a HP of 60.  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 Smash Punch, this move does 30 damage for one fighting energy card, however you must flip a coin when using this move and if you get a tails the move does nothing.

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, one of which I'll be reviewing tomorrow and the second Lucario card in a couple of weeks, however since I haven't reviewed Lucario right I'll just review this card as if I'd be using it on my own, but I will be comparing it to yesterday's Riolu card.  So, on its own, strategy-wise, this card would have to be used as a starter type Pokemon since it has 60 HP and a move that is quick on the attack.  If you attach a Trick Coin trainer to this card which gives you two chances at getting a heads, this card is a quick attacker that does well above average damage, so you should start the game with this card in the active Pokemon spot and use Smash Punch every turn.  As far as the two Riolu cards go, I like yesterday's card a little better, since it has a higher HP and has a better chance of doing damage every turn, both neither card is a must use for a fighting type deck.

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.  I am giving this Riolu card the same rating as I gave yesterday's Riolu, both are solid overall and both require coin flips to do damage, this card has the potential to do more damage but yesterday's card has a little better chance at doing damage consistently.

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 Riolu's Stage 1 evolution in Lucario.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

Free Pokemon TCG Online Code Cards:
Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
True or False?  This is the only English set to include two Riolu cards.
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.


Giuseppe Rubini said...


Robin Arnold said...

False (Plasma Storm)


Sven C said...



Carlos H. said...

It´s false
Carlos H.

JAlexander said...

False (Plasma Storm - you uploaded that opening today XD)

Jean Alexander

Bob Jones said...


Absolute Zero

Dante1hits said...



Matthew Herron said...



Gorilla Status said...

False, and tomorrow is my birthday!

Brad Cakes said...
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Maxcheong said...



youtube channel

Brad Cakes said...

I deleted the other comment, I didn't see we needed to answer you Q! lol

False to your question XD

Brad Cakes

Riolu is such a cool card! I have him in my OTCG turning him into lucario and turning the tides of battle when you are down to 1 benched pokemon, feels so good!
Stand by for battle Lucario!