Monday, June 19, 2017

Herdier -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Herdier Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Herdier from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card set.  Herdier is a Stage 1, Colorless type Pokemon card, with a HP of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Herdier's Ability is called Treasure Hunt and says that when you play Herdier from your hand to evolve one of your Pokemon, you may put and Item card from your discard pile into your hand.  Besides the Ability, this card has just one move called Bite, for three Colorless Energy cards, this move does 50 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Herdier is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Lillipup into play (I reviewed Lillipup from this set yesterday) and then evolve Lillipup into Herdier.  Lillipup does have a Stage 2 evolution in Stoutland, 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 Herdier is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read my review of Lillipup, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon overall, at least on its own.  The card couldn't be used as a starter type Pokemon since it required two Energy cards to attack, so it was slow, however, it could do up to 40 damage per turn for only two Colorless Energy cards and it did have an average HP and low retreat cost.  So knowing this about Lillipup and looking at this Herdier card, the only reason you'd want to play this card is for its Ability, since you can retrieve an Item card from your discard pile when evolving Lillipup into Herdier.  Herdier's only move, Bite, does below average damage, and there are lots of Pokemon out there that can do either more than 50 damage for three Energy cards, or do 50 damage for less than three Energy cards.  So, unless you can continuously evolve and devolve Herdier on the Bench, I would pass on using this line.

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 Sun and Moon set.  Similarly to Herdier, this card is somewhat solid overall, having a good HP, low retreat cost, plus one move and an Ability, but the only thing that is above average overall is its Ability, other than that, there is no reason to use this card.  Combined with Lillipup from this set, I would give this line a 2 out of 5 rating.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Herdier from the Sun and Moon set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Lillipup's Stage 2 evolution in Stoutland, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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Joao Vasco Alvares said...

Level 32

Bryan Soh said...

Level 32!!!