Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Zweilous from the Steam Siege Pokemon Card set. Zweilous is a Stage 1, dragon type Pokemon card, with a HP of 90. It has a x2 weakness to fairy type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Zweilous does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Double Hit, for one colorless energy card this move does 20 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip 2 coins. Zweilous' second move is called Power Breath and for three energy cards, one each of psychic, darkness, and colorless, this move does 80 damage, however you must discard an energy attached to Zweilous after attacking.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Zweilous is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Deino into play (I reviewed Deino from this set yesterday) and then evolve Deino into Zweilous. Zweilous does have a Stage 2 evolution in Hydreigon, 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 Zweilous is the final evolution in this line. So if you read my review of Deino, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon card, it was solid in the fact it had an average HP and two moves, but it was slow on the attack, had a higher retreat cost, and just didn't really have anything that great about it. So knowing this about Deino and looking at this Zweilous card, this card is pretty similar in that it has a solid HP and two moves, but just isn't that good overall. I definitely don't like coin flip based moves and that is exactly what Double Hit is, so instead of using that move I would want to use Power Breath, which does do above average damage, but requires two distinct types of energy to attack and makes you discard an energy when attacking. So unless Hydreigon from this set is really good, I don't see any reason to use the first two Pokemon in this line in a deck.
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. Like I mentioned above, this card has a solid HP and two moves, but neither move that this card has is very good, one could do zero damage every turn and the other discards an energy. Together with Deino from this set, which I gave a 2 out of 5 rating, I would give both cards a 1 out of 5 rating, do not use them in a deck on their own.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Zweilous from the Steam Siege set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Zweilous's Stage 2 evolution in Hydreigon, which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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