Thursday, September 14, 2017

Honchkrow -- Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Review

Honchkrow Guardians Rising Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Honchkrow from the Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Set.  Honchkrow is a Stage 1, Darkness type Pokemon card, with a HP of 110. It has a x2 weakness to Lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Fighting type Pokemon, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Honchkrow does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move on this card is called Feint Attack, for one Darkness Energy card this move does 30 damage to one of your opponent's Pokemon.  Raven's Claw is this card's second move, for two Colorless Energy cards, this move does 10 damage plus 10 more damage for each damage counter on all of your opponent's Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Honchkrow is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Murkrow into play (I reviewed Murkrow from this set yesterday) and then evolve Murkrow into Honchkrow.  If you read yesterday's review of Murkrow, you'll know that I thought it was an average Basic Pokemon card overall.  I liked how the card had an above average move and could attack quickly, doing 10 damage to your opponent's Active Pokemon for one Energy card, and making your opponent switch their Active Pokemon after receiving damage.  So knowing this about Murkrow and looking at this Honchkrow card, both cards in this line would work best in a spread attack type deck.  So you could still use Murkrow as a starter type Pokemon, or you could set this line up on the Bench, spread damage around, using a different Pokemon, then when you put Honchkrow into the Active Pokemon you should be able to do massive damage with Raven's Claw.  Even if you aren't using this card in a spread attack type deck, I still like Feint Attack on this card, since it can do 30 damage to any of your opponent's Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an above average Stage 1 Pokemon card overall.  Other than not being able to do major damage before your opponent's Pokemon have received lots of damage previously, I still think this card is above average overall and would be a good card to use in a spread attack type deck.  Combined with Murkrow from this set, I would give both cards a 4 out of 5 rating, this is a great line to use in the spread attack deck.

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

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1 comment:

Benjamin Gu said...

A Dusk Stone is required in order for Murkrow to evolve into Honchkrow.

Benjamin Gu

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