Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Rhyperior -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Rhyperior Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Rhyperior from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Rhyperior is a Stage 2, Fighting type Pokemon card, with a HP of 160.  It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  This card's Ability is called Toppling Wind and says that when you play this card from your hand to evolve one of your Pokemon, you may discard the top 3 cards of your opponent's deck.  Besides the Ability, this move just has one move called Rock Wrecker, for four Energy cards, two Fighting and two Colorless, this move does 170 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Rhyperior is a Stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Rhyhorn into play and then evolve it into Rhydon before you can evolve Rhydon into Rhyperior, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last two days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that both cards below average.  Although both Pokemon had above average HP and had potential to do a good amount of damage, both Pokemon were slow to set up and had very high retreat costs, making them unlikely to ever help you in battle.  Knowing how poor the first two Pokemon in this line are and looking at this Rhyperior card, the main reason you'd want to use this card is for its Ability, you could pair the Ability with something like a Devolution Spray Trainer and try and beat your opponent by having them run out of cards in their deck, it could also help combat things like Mallow, Zoroark GX, and Gallade from BREAKthrough.  If you can ever get Rhyperior set up, it can do major damage every turn, potentially 200+ damage per turn with some Strong Energy and the aid of Regirock EX on the Bench.  So while the first two Pokemon in this line are poor, this card is strong, you may try and fit a 1-1-1 line into your Fighting type deck, or, any type deck if you are only using this card for its Ability, just make sure you have plenty of Float Stone and Guzma cards in your deck to get it out of the Active Pokemon spot.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Stage 2 Pokemon from the Burning Shadows set.  Despite being incredibly slow to set up and having a high retreat cost, its Ability makes up for this, making it a useful card to have in battle.  And, if you do get this card set up, it does major damage every single turn.  Looking at all three Pokemon in this line in this set from a whole, I would give them a 2 out of 5 rating.

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

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What is the name of the first English set to include a Rhyperior card?
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Breanna said...

I hope I have this right but the first English set to include Rhyperior was the Rising Rivals expansion to the Platinum set. Link to my Youtube channel is below.


Juan L. Dela Cruz said...

Diamond and Pearl