Friday, February 10, 2017

Nidoking BREAK -- Evolutions Pokemon Card Review

Nidoking BREAK Evolutions Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Nidoking BREAK from the XY Evolutions Pokemon Card Set.  The way a BREAK card works is that you place it on top of the Pokemon with the exact name, so this card would be placed on top of Nidoking, making this BREAK card a Stage 3 evolution.  It is placed horizontally on the card it evolves from and can use that Pokemon's Abilities and Attacks as well as what is on the BREAK card.  Nidoking BREAK is a BREAK, Stage 3, psychic type Pokemon card, with a HP of 180.  It has the same weakness, resistance and retreat cost as the Nidoking you're evolving it from.  Nidoking BREAK does not have an Ability and it only has one moved called Toxic Drill, for three energy cards, two psychic and one colorless, this move does 120 damage, plus it poisons the defending Pokemon and makes them put 2 damage counters on that Pokemon instead of 1 between turns.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Nidoking BREAK is a Stage 3 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Nidoran into play, evolve it into Nidorino, and then into Nidoking.  All three of those Pokemon are in the XY Evolutions set and I've reviewed all three the past few days.  If you read the reviews of those cards you'll know that I thought both Nidoran and Nidorino were below average overall, both cards were somewhat solid outside of their moves, but since both cards relied on coin flip based moves to do a majority of their damage, I did not recommend using them individually or together.  With that being said, I am a huge fan of Nidoking from this set, although it is slow to get into play, it can attack fairly quickly and has two moves, one doing solid damage for only two energy cards and the other doing major damage to the defending Pokemon plus any Basic Pokemon your opponent has on their bench, so since Nidoking was so good from this set, I gave the entire line a 3 out of 5 rating and recommended using the line in a psychic type deck or a spread attack type deck.  With how good Nidoking from this set is, if you're already building a deck around Nidoking, definitely include this BREAK card, the only downside is that it will be even slower to set up, definitely use Rare Candy if you can, but once you have this card in play, it has a high HP, and two very powerful moves, you can use Nidoking's Tail Swing attack and do 100 damage plus spread attack for three energy cards, or for three energy cards do 120 damage to the defending Pokemon and poison it with Nidoking BREAK's Toxic Drill.  So really, the only debate with this line is if you want to spend most of your battle setting up this line, or if you'd rather include something in your deck that is much quicker to get set up and use.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average BREAK Pokemon card from the XY Evolutions set.  This card works very well with the Nidoking from Evolutions, giving it two powerful, fairy quick attacking moves.  So again, if you're looking for more HP and more power attacking from Nidoking, definitely include this BREAK card in your deck.  Combined with all of the other Nidoran evolution forms in this set, I would give the entire family a 4 out of 5 rating, the Stage 2 and BREAK cards bring up this line and should cause those deck building to always consider using this line.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Nidoking BREAK from the XY Evolutions set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Gastly, which is from this same set.  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 --
How many total BREAK cards are in the Evolutions set?
Please respond with the correct answer and a link to your YouTube channel. 24 hours from now I will be randomly selecting a correct response to my question and sending a private message to this person with a free code on YouTube.


Zin Zhao Gaming said...

There are four BREAK cards in the Evolutions set.

Zin Zhao Gaming

Tbonades said...

There are four of them

American9ization said...

There are 4 of them.

roronos said...

There are four of them