Monday, December 25, 2017

Rhydon -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Rhydon Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Rhydon from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card set.  Rhydon is a Stage 1, Fighting type Pokemon card, with a HP of 110.  It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  This card does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move on this card is called Rock Tumble, for three Energy cards, two Fighting and one Colorless, this move does 80 damage.  The second move on this card is called Megahorn, for four Energy cards, three Fighting and one Colorless, this move does 120 damage, however, you must flip a coin when attacking and if you get a tails, the move does nothing.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Rhydon is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Rhyhorn into play (I reviewed Rhyhorn from this set yesterday) and then evolve Rhyhorn into Rhydon.  Rhyhorn does have a Stage 2 evolution in Rhyperior, 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 Rhydon is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read my review of Rhyhorn, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon card overall.  Despite having a solid HP and two moves, I didn't recommend using it, mainly because neither move it had could do that much damage, and the card had a high retreat cost.  The exact same can be said about this card, it has a good HP and two moves, but this card has an extremely high retreat cost, that may end up losing the game for you if you get it moved to the Active Pokemon spot and don't have something like Guzma or a Float Stone to use.  Besides the high HP, although it can do 80 damage per turn for three Energy cards, many Fighting type Pokemon out there can do more for the exact same Energy cost, and the second move on this card, Megahorn, is useless, since it only has a 50% chance of doing any damage at all.  So unless Rhyperior from this set is amazing, I would pass on this line altogether.

Pokemon Card Rating:  
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a well below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  While being able to do 80 damage per turn for three Energy cards is okay, because of this card's massive retreat cost, and its flop of a second move, I am not recommending this line at all, both cards combined, Rhyhorn and Rhydon, get a 1 out of 5 rating from me.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Rhydon from the Burning Shadows set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Rhyhorn's Stage 2 evolution in Rhyperior, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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Juan L. Dela Cruz said...

Level 42.(Only if traded with a protector)

Alfredo Gomez said...

Level 42 traded with a protector