Thursday, October 30, 2014

Scrafty -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Scrafty Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Scrafty from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Scrafty is a stage 1, darkness type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Scrafty does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Low Kick, for two colorless energy cards this move does 30 damage.  Scrafty's second move is called Machine Gun Headbutt and for two darkness energy cards it does 50 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip 3 coins, unfortunately after using this move, Scrafty is confused.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Scrafty is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Scraggy into play (I reviewed Scraggy from this set yesterday) and then evolve Scraggy into Scrafty.  If you read yesterday's review of Scraggy, you'll know that I thought that card was an average Basic Pokemon card, even though it only had one move and a two colorless energy card retreat cost, I liked the card because it could do 30 damage for only two energy cards.  So knowing this about Scraggy and looking at this Scrafty card, I may include 1 each of Scraggy and Scrafty into a deck.  I would try and get Scraggy into the active Pokemon spot early, use its only move to do 30 damage then evolve it into Scrafty and keep doing 30 damage.  The only time I would use Machine Gun Headbutt is if I needed to knock out a Pokemon that had a ton of HP.  Also if I were going to use Scrafty in a deck, I would make sure to include some trainer cards that removed confusion so I could use Machine Gun Headbutt multiple turns without getting confused every time.

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 isn't much to complain about on this card since it has an average HP and retreat cost and two moves.  Low Kick is an average move, and Machine Gun Headbutt could potentially be an above average move if you get some luck and you remove the confusion right away.  So overall, if you're building a darkness type deck and need a couple more cards in it, I would definitely recommend taking a look at these two Pokemon, together I would give the cards a 3 out of 5 rating, the same ratings each card received individually.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Scraggy -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Scraggy Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Scraggy from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Scraggy is a basic, darkness type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Scraggy does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move it has is called Corkscrew Punch, this move requires two darkness energy cards and does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Scraggy is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Scrafty, 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 see myself using one of these cards in my darkness type deck if I just needed one more card to make my deck 60.  This card really isn't that bad, especially as a starter type Pokemon, you could put it into the active Pokemon spot to start the game, wait one turn to get two energy cards on it then use Corkscrew Punch every turn, which does do above average damage.  The reason I wouldn't use too many of these cards in a deck is because Corkscrew Punch requires two energy cards to use and the retreat cost on Scraggy is the same.  Other than that, this card's HP is average so it will be able to endure an attack from your opponent for a few turns.

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.  I like this cards only move called Corkscrew Punch, it does above average damage and is not too slow to use.  But because this move is the only thing Scraggy can do and because this card has a higher retreat cost, I wouldn't go overboard using this card in a deck, and only using one of these cards if I were to use one at all.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Drapion -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Drapion Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Drapion from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Drapion is a stage 1, darkness type Pokemon card, with an hp of 110.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Drapion does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Venoshock, this move requires one darkness energy card and does 20 damage plus 40 more damage if your opponent is poisoned.  Drapion's second move is called Venomous Fang, this move requires a ridiculous four energy cards, two each of darkness and colorless, and does 80 damage, plus it poisons the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Drapion is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Skorupi into play (I reviewed Skorupi from this set a few weeks ago) and then evolve Skorupi into Drapion.  If you read my review of Skorupi, you'll know that I thought that card was a below average Basic Pokemon card, not only was it a psychic type Pokemon, so it differed in type from this card, but neither move it had was very good, one was based on a coin flip, the other could only do 30 damage for three energy cards.  So knowing this about Skorupi and looking at this Drapion card, because this card is so slow and Skorupi isn't that great, I would include at maximum a 1-1 line of this Pokemon family.  I would try and work this line into a darkness type deck that also had a lot of Pokemon that could poison the defending Pokemon, that way, you could set up this line on your bench, only need to put one energy card on Drapion and since the defending Pokemon would be poisoned when you would move Drapion to the active Pokemon spot you could use Venoshock the first turn and do 60 damage for only one energy card.  After that, I would try and get four energy cards on Drapion to use Venomous Fang and do 80 damage a turn and poison the defending Pokemon.

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 has an above average HP and two solid moves.  However, Venomous Fang is extremely slow, and unless the defending Pokemon is already poisoned, Venoshock isn't an impressive move by any means.  So unless you really need another Pokemon line in your deck, I would probably look elsewhere because together I would give Skorupi and Drapion from this set a 2 out of 5 rating, individually I gave Skorupi a 2 and Drapion a 3.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Hawlucha EX -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Hawlucha EX Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Hawlucha EX from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Hawlucha EX is a basic, EX, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 130. It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Hawlucha's Ability is called Counterattack and says that any time Hawlucha EX is your active Pokemon and attacked by your opponent, put two damage counters on that attacking Pokemon.  Besides the Ability, Hawlucha just has one move called Moonsault Stomp, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one fighting, and does 60 damage, plus if there is a Stadium card in play the move does 100 damage total instead of 60.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Hawlucha EX is a basic Pokemon card you won't need to use any other cards with this card.  But remember, because this card is an EX card, if this card is knocked out, two prize cards are taken instead of one.  So knowing this, I may consider using one of these cards in a deck, especially if I am going to include some Stadium cards in my deck.  I would then make sure to set Hawlucha up on the bench, get three energy cards on it, get a Stadium card into play, then move Hawlucha to the active Pokemon spot.  That way, you could use Moonsault Stomp every single turn doing 100 damage a turn, plus if the opponent attacks, Hawlucha does an additional 20 damage to it.  The reason I wouldn't use more than one of these in a deck is because for an EX card, Hawlucha has a pretty low HP, and I wouldn't want to give up two prize cards.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average EX Card from the Furious Fists set.  I like both Hawlucha's move and Ability, but neither are that dominant where they would make this card a must play.  Besides having a good move and Ability, this card has a very low HP for an EX which makes this card not that great, thus making this card average overall.  So if you are building a fighting type deck, I would definitely recommend looking at this card and trying it out, but there are definitely better EX cards out there if you want to use one in your deck.

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