Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Hakamo-o -- Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Review

Hakamo-o Guardians Rising Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Hakamo-o from the Guardians Rising Pokemon Card set.  Hakamo-o is a Stage 1, Dragon type Pokemon card, with a HP of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to Fairy type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Hakamo-o does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move on this card is called Headbutt, for one Colorless Energy card this move does 30 damage.  The second move on this card is called Dragon Claw, for three Energy cards, one each of Lightning, Fighting, and Colorless, this move does 80 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Hakamo-o is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Jangmo-o into play (I reviewed Jangmo-o from this set yesterday) and then evolve Jangmo-o into Hakamo-o.  Jangmo-o does have a Stage 2 evolution in Kommo-o GX, 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 Hakamo-o is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read my review of Jangmo-o, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon card overall.  The card did have a solid HP, move, and Ability, but the card's move required two distinct types of Energy, making it slow on the Attack, and its Ability only affected Jangmo-o, it couldn't help the rest of your deck.  So knowing this about Jangmo-o and looking at this Hakamo-o card, this card is very similar in that it is decent overall, with a good HP, and two solid moves, but because this card's Dragon Claw move requires two distinct Energy types, this Pokemon would only work in a dual type deck of Fighting and Lightning type Pokemon.  Both moves on this card are good and do a good amount of damage, plus this card has a quick attack, requiring only one Energy to do 30 damage, but I still don't think this is enough to want to use this line without Kommo-o GX in a deck.

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 Guardians Rising set.  Like I mentioned above, this card is pretty solid overall and even better when used in a dual type deck of Fighting and Lightning type Pokemon.  Although not as effective in other type decks, this card can be used in the Active Pokemon spot while trying to get to Kommo-o GX.  Together with Jangmo-o from this set, I would give these two cards a 2 out of 5 rating, unless you're building a Fighting and Lightning type deck, look elsewhere.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Hakamo-o from the Guardians Rising set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Jangmo-o's Stage 2 evolution in Kommo-o GX, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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At what level does Hakamo-o evolve into Kommo-o?
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Trainer Sneak said...

At level 45 does Hakamo-o evolve into Kommo-o

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Unknown said...

It evolves at lvl 45! My youtube is Thanks PTP!

Giakitus said...

It evolves at level 45 :)

Anatoly Rouzachekalof said...

Level 45