Saturday, May 6, 2017

Hypno -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Hypno Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Hypno from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Hypno is a Stage 1, Psychic type Pokemon card, with a HP of 110. It has a x2 weakness to Psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Hypno does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Meditate, for two Colorless Energy cards, this move does 20 damage plus 10 more damage for each damage counter on your opponent's Active Pokemon.  Hypno's second move is called Hypnoblast and for three Energy cards, one Psychic and two Colorless, it does 70 damage and puts the defending Pokemon to sleep.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Hypno is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Drowzee into play (I reviewed Drowzee from this set yesterday) and then evolve Drowzee into Hypno.  If you read yesterday's review of Drowzee, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon card overall.  I did like how the card had an above average HP, and had two moves, but neither move it had could do that much damage, plus add in the fact it had a higher retreat cost, and I recommended not using it in a deck on its own.  So knowing this about Drowzee and looking at this Hypno card, there are two strategies you could use with this card, the first would be to use this card in a spread attack type deck, therefore when getting Hypno into the Active Pokemon spot, all Pokemon you'll face should have damage on them already, meaning Hypnoblast should do more than 20 damage a turn.  The second strategy would be to quickly get Hypno into the Active Pokemon spot and use Hypnoblast, putting the defending Pokemon to sleep and then setting up your Benched Pokemon.  While both of these strategies make sense for Hypno, this card isn't that spectacular, so just because you're building a Psychic type deck doesn't mean this line should be in it.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Sun and Moon set.  Like I mentioned above, this card has a good HP, and two moves that work well with different strategies.  Combined with Drowzee from this set, which I gave a 2 out of 5 rating, I would give these two Pokemon a combined 3 out of 5 rating.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Hypno from the Sun and Moon set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Espeon GX, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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What is the name of the first English set to include a Hypno card?
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MGardevoir Yveltal said...

Base Set

Kris Uniwolf said...

Base Set

Kris Uniwolf

Joao Vasco Alvares said...

Base Set