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.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Landorus -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Landorus Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Landorus from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Landorus is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 120, it has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Landorus does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Shout out Power, for one fighting energy card this move does 20 damage, plus it allows you to move an energy card from your discard pile to one of your benched Pokemon.  Landorus's second move is called Sky Lariant, for three energy cards, two fighting and one colorless, this move does 90 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Landorus is a basic Pokemon with no evolutions, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card.  With that being said, I would highly recommend using many of these cards, potentially up to 4, as a starter type Pokemon card for your deck.  I say this because you can move Landorus into the active Pokemon spot right away and do 20 damage for only one energy card then after a few turns be able to do 90 damage a turn.  You can't go wrong with a starter Pokemon being able to do 20 damage a turn in a deck, plus add in the fact Landorus has a really high HP, low retreat cost, and that it can get discarded energy cards and this card is an amazing Basic Pokemon card and one that should be in every single fighting type deck out there.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is one of the best starter type, Basic Pokemon cards from the Furious Fists set.  I said the same thing about Hitmonlee from this set, but this Landorus card is much better than that card.  I would highly recommend using this card in a deck, you can't go wrong being able to do 20 damage for one energy card and 90 damage for three.  So make sure to include this card in your fighting type deck if you want to be able to do a ton of damage very quickly in your deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
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Monday, October 20, 2014

Mienshao -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Mienshao Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Mienshao from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Mienshao is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Mienshao does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Aero Turn, for one fighting energy card this move does 40 damage, however after using this move you must return Mienshao and all cards attached to it back into your hand.  Mienshao's second move is called High Jump Kick, this move does 40 damage for two colorless energy cards.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Mienshao is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Mienfoo into play (I reviewed Mienfoo from this set yesterday) and then evolve Mienfoo into Mienshao.  If you read yesterday's review of Mienshao, you'll know that I thought that card was an average to slightly below average Basic Pokemon card, but I still wouldn't use the card in a deck on its own since it could do 30 damage a turn but relied on a coin flip.  So knowing this about Mienfoo and looking at this Mienshao card, if you just need two Pokemon cards into your fighting type deck, this line wouldn't be a bad choice, you could use a 1-1 line of Mienfoo and Mienshao and try and get Mienshao into the active Pokemon quickly and be able to do 40 damage a turn, then when it is close to getting knocked out switch from using High Jump Kick to Aero Turn and return this card to your hand.  If you aren't just looking for 2 cards to use, I would look elsewhere for a fighting type Pokemon line to use.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average to slightly below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set.  This card really doesn't have any negatives about it, but it doesn't have anything great about it either.  The card has an average HP, low retreat cost, and two pretty average moves.  Even though I gave both Mienfoo and Mienshao 3 out of 5 ratings, together I would only give them a 2 rating and would probably avoid this line when building a deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Mienfoo -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Mienfoo Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Mienfoo from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Mienfoo 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. Mienfoo does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move that this card has is called Flop, for one fighting energy card this move does 10 damage.  Mienfoo's second move is called Lunge and for two colorless energy cards this move does 30 damage.  However, you must flip a coin when using this move and if you get a tails the move does nothing.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Mienfoo is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Mienshao, 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 I could definitely see myself using this card in a fighting type deck as a starter type Pokemon, but there are definitely better Basic Pokemon cards I could be using and would definitely try to use one of those first, like any of the Hitmon Pokemon from this set.  If you do choose to use this card in a deck, I wouldn't include more than 1 if you aren't using Mienshao, I would try and get it into the active Pokemon spot early and use Flop most turns unless you can knock out the defending Pokemon by doing 30 damage then I may risk the coin flip and try and hope for a heads when using Lunge.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, this is an average to slightly below average Basic Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set.  This card definitely has some positives on it like its low retreat cost, the fact it has two moves, and that it can do up to 30 damage per turn.  However this card isn't the greatest because Flop can turn out to be a flop a not do any damage at all, thus making this card not as usable as it should be.  So if you're looking for a fighting type Pokemon card to use, I would probably look elsewhere, but this card wouldn't be the worst to use.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
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