Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Nidoran -- Evolutions Pokemon Card Review

Nidoran XY Evolutions Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Nidoran from the XY Evolutions set.  Nidoran is a basic, psychic 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.  Nidoran does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Double Stab, for one psychic energy card this move does 10 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip 2 coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Nidoran male is a basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Nidorino, and a Stage 2 evolution in Nidoking, which I'll be reviewing the next couple of days, you'll more than likely want to use some of those Pokemon with this card, however, since I have not reviewed any of those cards yet, I will just act like Nidoran does not have any evolution forms and that it will be used on its own.  On its own, this card could be used as a starter type Pokemon since it only requires one psychic energy card to attack, but unless you want to include 4 Trick Coin item cards from the Phantom Forces set in your deck to give you two shots at flipping the coins when using this move, you'll not want to use this card without using at least Nidorino.  So on its own, unless you are okay with coin flip based moves, this card should not be used in a deck, it is solid all around, but just is risky on the attack.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card from the XY Evolutions set.  Like I stated above, this card is average overall, having a solid HP, low retreat cost, and a quick move, but because the only move that this card has is based on a coin flip, you could end up using this card in the attack Pokemon and doing no damage at all.  So if you're building a psychic type deck, I would recommend looking elsewhere for a starter type Pokemon to use.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Nidoran from the XY Evolutions Pokemon card set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Nidoran's Stage 1 evolution in Nidorino, which is also from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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What was the original amount of HP on the Nidoran card from Base Set?
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2 comments:

roronos said...

The original amount of HP on Nidoran was 40 hp.

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Tbonades said...

It was 40 HP
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