Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Nidorino from the Steam Siege Pokemon Card set. Nidorino is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an HP of 80. It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Nidorino does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Peck, for two energy cards, one each of colorless and psychic, this move does 20 damage. Nidorino's second move is called Nido Press, and for three energy cards, two psychic and one colorless, this move does 40 damage, plus 40 more damage if you have Nidorina on the bench.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Nidorino is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Nidoran into play (I reviewed Nidoran from this set yesterday) and then evolve Nidoran into Nidorino. Nidorino does have a Stage 2 evolution in Nidoking, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed that card yet, the strategy below will act like Nidorino is the final evolution in this line. So if you read my review of Nidoran, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon card, mainly because it couldn't do any damage when attacking for one energy card, but you had to wait until you had two energy cards on it, other than that, the card was solid. This Nidorino card is also slow on the attack, and this card is very under-powered overall, having two weak moves, unless you have Nidorina on the bench, the newest Nidorina card is from the Primal Clash set and I don't think it is worth it to use another line with this Pokemon family just to do 80 damage a turn for three energy cards, you can find cards out there that do 80 damage for three energy cards without other things required. So, I cannot recommend using the line of Nidoran and Nidorino in a deck on their own, unless you're already using the Nidorina line.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is a below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Steam Siege set. Outside of having two moves, this card isn't that great overall, with a below average HP, and two weak moves. So look elsewhere for a psychic type Pokemon to use in your deck. Together with Nidoran from this set, I would give both of these cards a 2 out of 5 rating.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Nidorino from the Steam Siege set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Nidorino's Stage 2 evolution in Nidoking, which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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