Saturday, October 25, 2014

Tyrantrum -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Tyrantrum Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Tyrantrum from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Tyrantrum is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 150.  It has a x2 weakness to gras type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Tyrantrum does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Chew Up, for three energy cards, two colorless and one fighting, this move does 60 damage plus it does 30 more damage if your opponent's active Pokemon has any special energy cards attached to it.  Tyrantrum's second move is called Giga Impact and for four energy cards, two each of fighting and colorless, this move does 150 damage.  However you can't attack the turn after you use this move.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Tyrantrum is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Tyrunt into play (I reviewed Tyrunt from this set yesterday) and then evolve Tyrunt into Tyrantrum.  If you read yesterday's review of Tyrunt, you'll know that I thought that card was a below average Basic Pokemon card because neither move the card has was that great and because you need to use a Trainer card just to be able to get Tyrunt into play.  So knowing this about Tyrunt and looking at this Tyrantrum card, I would consider using one each of the cards you need for this line to work, so one Jaw Fossil, one Tyrunt, and one Tyrantrum.  I would then evolve Tyrunt into Tyrantrum on the bench and get four energy cards on it.  I would keep Tyrantrum on the bench until the opponent put an extremely powerful Pokemon into the active Pokemon spot, I would then move Tyrantrum into the active Pokemon spot and use Giga Impact hopefully knocking it out in that one turn.  After that instead of retreating it, I would stick with using Chew Up until you need to knock out a Pokemon in one turn again.

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 Furious Fists set.  There are definitely some positives to this card like its high HP and its ability to do 150 damage per turn, but since this move only works every other turn, it makes it a lot worse, plus adding in that the card requires at least 3 energy cards to attack and 3 energy cards to retreat, this card is average overall.  So together with Tyrunt I would give this Pokemon line a 3 out of 5 rating.  This line can do some major damage, but I wouldn't fear looking elsewhere when building a fighting type deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
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Friday, October 24, 2014

Tyrunt -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Tyrunt Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Tyrunt from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Tyrunt is a restored (Basic), fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Tyrunt does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Gnaw, for two energy cards, one each of fighting and colorless, this move does 30 damage.  Tyrunt's second move is called Crunch, this move requires three energy cards to use, two colorless and one fighting, and does 50 damage, plus if you get a heads when flipping a coin, your opponent must discard an energy card attached to their active Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Tyrunt is a Restored Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Tyrantrum, 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 of course you'll have to get the card into play using the Trainer called Jaw Fossil, this trainer card allows you to search the bottom 7 cards of your deck and if you find an Tyrunt there you can put it onto your bench.  Other than that, you can't get Tyrunt into the active play area.  So if you choose to use this card in a deck, you'll need to include 1 Jaw Fossil trainer for each Tyrunt you plan on using.  I personally would not use this card in a deck without Tyrantrum.  I say this because not only is Tyrunt not that great, but you have to add more cards in your deck than you should have to just to get Tyrunt into the active Pokemon spot.  If I were to use this card in a deck, I would use at a maximum 2 of these cards, and try and get 1 Tyrunt into the active Pokemon start to start the game, then get two and then three energy cards on it to attack.  This card does have a good HP so it should be able to last quite a while in the active Pokemon spot at the beginning of the game with many Pokemon being only able to do 10 or 20 damage a turn at the beginning.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, this is a below average Restored Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set.  I do like that this card has a high HP, and two moves, but this card is a Restored Pokemon, which makes it harder to use, because you have to include more cards in your deck for basically a Basic Pokemon, plus neither of the moves this card has are above average.  So you're definitely better off if building a fighting type deck to use a Pokemon line Hitmonlee or Landorus from this set.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Pancham #60/111 -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Pancham Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Pancham from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second of two consecutive reviews I'll be doing on Pancham from this set.  Pancham is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. This Pancham does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move it has is called Comet Punch, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 10 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip 4 coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Pancham is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Pangoro, which I'll be reviewing in a couple of weeks since it is a darkness type Pokemon, 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, however I have reviewed the other Pancham card from this set and will be comparing the two later in this post.  So, on its own if you would like to use Pancham in a deck, this would be the Pancham to use.  This card still isn't that great since its only move is based off of coin flips, but you could easily use this card as a starter type Pokemon in your deck, get it into the active Pokemon spot early in the game, wait a turn until you have two energy cards on it and then use Comet Punch every turn.  This card is good in that it requires colorless energy cards only allowing you to place it in any type deck.  Like I said, if you plan to use Pancham on its own without Pangoro, this is the card to use because it has a higher HP and can do more damage for less energy than yesterday's card, however since neither card is that great, you could easily use yesterday's Pancham and use its first move to immediately evolve it into Pangoro.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set.  This card does have a high HP and is able to fit into any type deck, but because its move is coin flip based, it may end up doing zero damage every single turn, thus making me give this card a lower rating.  So unless you really want to use Pancham in your deck, I would avoid both of these cards in the Furious Fists set.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Pancham #59/111 -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Pancham Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Pancham from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two Pancham cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Pancham is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. This Pancham does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move that this card has is called Bad Influence Evolution and for one colorless energy card it says that if you have any darkness Pokemon on your bench you can search your deck for Pangoro and put it on Pancham.  Pancham's second move is called Confront, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one fighting, and does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Pancham is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Pangoro, which I'll be reviewing in a couple of weeks since it is a darkness type Pokemon, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet, and haven't reviewed the second Pancham card from this set yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution and not knowing anything about the other Pancham card.  So, on its own I would avoid this card at all costs, since its first move, Bad Influence Evolution, needs to have Pangoro in your deck and its second move, Confront does underwhelming damage for the amount of energy cards required to attack.  Ideally you could use this card with Pangoro and use Bad Influence Evolution immediately when it is in the active Pokemon spot, but if you don't have Pangoro in your deck you can't do this, so I wouldn't waste my time putting three energy cards on this card just to do 30 damage, you can definitely find better cards out there to use in your deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, this is a miserable Basic Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set that should absolutely not be used if you aren't planning on using Pangoro with it.  This card does have an average HP and low retreat cost, but both moves it has are horrid which makes this card unplayable on its own in my opinion.

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