Sunday, June 11, 2017

Dragonite -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Dragonite Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Dragonite from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Dragonite is a Stage 2, Dragon type Pokemon card, with a HP of 160.  It has a x2 weakness to Fairy type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Dragonite does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Dragon Wave, for two Energy cards, one each of Grass and Lightning, this move does 130 damage, however, you must discard a Grass and Lightning type Energy from Dragonite after using this move.  Dragonite's second move is called Giant Tail, for five Colorless Energy cards this move does 200 damage, however, you must flip a coin when using this move, if you get a tails, the move does nothing.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Dragonite is a Stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Dratini into play and then evolve it into Dragonair before you can evolve Dragonair into Dragonite, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last two days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that I thought both cards were below average overall.  Without using Dragonite, both cards are just limited in what they can do, but when using Dragonite, both cards have moves that would benefit Dragonite, Dratini can get all three Pokemon in this line into your hand from your deck in one turn, and Dragonair can add an unlimited amount of Energy to itself when attacking.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at Dragonite, you'll definitely want to use Dragonair in the Active Pokemon spot first so that you can get a ton of Energy on it before evolving into Dragonite.  Yes, both of the moves on this Dragonite card can do major damage, but both moves require lots of Energy, and Dragon Wave makes you discard Energy cards after attacking too!  So, unless you're using 4 Trick Coin Trainer cards or have lots of Energy cards in your deck, I would be weary about using so many Energy cards on one specific Pokemon, because of this, if you're using this line in a deck, I would only use one of each.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Sun and Moon set.  This card has a solid HP, and two moves that both can do major damage, but because this card requires so much Energy to attack, and has a high retreat cost, you'll not want to use many of these in a deck.  I do like how well Dratini, Dragonair, and Dragonite from this set work together, because of that, I would give the entire line a 3 out of 5 rating.

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

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How many Dragon type Pokemon cards are in the Sun and Moon set?
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