Sunday, December 24, 2017

Rhyhorn -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Rhyhorn Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Rhyhorn from the Burning Shadows set.  Rhyhorn is a Basic, Fighting type Pokemon card with a HP of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three 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 Lunge Out, for two Colorless Energy cards, this move does 20 damage.  The second move on this card is called Horn Drill, for three Energy cards, two Fighting and one Colorless, this move does 60 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Rhyhorn is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Rhydon, and a Stage 2 evolution in Rhyperior, which I'll be reviewing the next couple of days, you'll more than likely want to use some of those Pokemon with this card, however, since I have not reviewed any of those cards yet, I will just act like Rhyhorn does not have any evolution forms and that it will be used on its own.  On its own, unless you're desperate for Basic Pokemon to use to start a game in a Fighting type deck, I would look elsewhere.  If you're using 4 Double Colorless Energy in your deck, this card could at least do 20 damage for only 1 Double Colorless Energy card right away during a battle.  Other than that, although Horn Drill does an okay amount of damage, for requiring three Energy to attack, you would hope the card would have a higher HP than 80.  So while this card is slow on the attack, and somewhat under-powered, it is a decent start to this line overall, it just isn't one I would want to use on its own.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  Despite having a solid HP for a Basic Pokemon that evolves twice, this card is too slow to attack with and has too high of a retreat cost to merit use in a deck, especially on its own, look elsewhere.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Rhyhorn from the Burning Shadows Pokemon card set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Rhyhorn's Stage 1 evolution in Rhydon, which is also from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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At what level does Rhyhorn evolve into Rhydon?
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Alfredo Gomez said...

Level 42 ^^

Juan L. Dela Cruz said...

Level 42