Friday, December 29, 2017

Riolu -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Riolu Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Riolu from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Riolu is a Basic, Fighting type Pokemon card with a HP of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to Psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one 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 Punch, for one Fighting Energy card, this move does 10 damage.  The second move on this card is called Low Kick, for two Fighting Energy cards, this move does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Riolu is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Lucario, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So, on its own, you never really just want to use a Basic Pokemon like this without using its evolution form, with that being said, Riolu is a pretty solid starter type Pokemon for a deck, especially if you're using Strong Energy in your deck.  You could do 30 damage or more the first turn you can attack during a battle with Punch, or if you can keep this card on the Bench to start the game, use a Max Elixir to get a Fighting Energy on it, then attach a Strong Energy and Guzma it into the Active Pokemon spot, with Regirock EX on your Bench, this card can do 60 damage the first turn of the game, which will knock out many Basic Pokemon out there.  So this card definitely has some potential, and if you're using Lucario in your deck, this is an excellent Riolu to use with that line.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Lucario, this is a very solid Basic Pokemon card.  Comparing this to other Basic Pokemon out there with a Stage 1 evolution, this is one of the better ones, especially since it is a Fighting type Pokemon and can utilize lots of other cards to increase its attack power.  One thing that makes this card stand out is that it has 70 HP instead of 60, so it is a little harder to knock out.  So again, if you're building a deck that includes Lucario, this is the Riolu to use.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Riolu from the Burning Shadows set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Riolu's Stage 1 evolution in Lucario, 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...

At 1 level above Riolu's lowest level. Evolving can be done by leveling up with high frendship in daytime.

Juan L. Dela Cruz said...

Almost forgot.

Mysterious Man said...

He doesn't evolve at a certain level. He evolves by getting his happiness to 220.

Tyler Thomas said...

Hi, PTP. Riolu can evolve at anytime, so long as the friendship is high enough and done during the day.

Source: long time pokemon game player.


Matus A said...
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Mysterious Man said...

Oops I almost forgot :D