Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Tangrowth from the Arceus set. This is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 110. It has a +30 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Tangrowth doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have two moves, the first move is called Leaf Guard which does 30 damage for two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless. Besides doing the damage, all damage done by your opponent next turn to Tangrowth is reduced by 20. Tangrowth's second move is called Swallow Up and for four energy cards, two each of colorless and grass this move does 50 damage. However if Tangrowth has more hp remaining than the defending Pokemon this card does 120 damage instead of 50.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, you'll want to make sure Tangrowth always has more remaining hp than the defending Pokemon, that way you can use Swallow Up every turn and do 120 damage. So make sure to have plenty of supporters and trainers in your deck that remove damage from Pokemon. Also by using Leaf Guard you may prevent some damage on Tangrowth which could result in Tangrowth having more HP remaining than the defending Pokemon and thus being able to use Swallow Up the next turn and do 120 damage.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating. This card is amazingly good, it can knock out almost anything in 1 turn, everything in two turns. You'll just have to give it the time to be able to get 4 energy cards on it. And with only 110 hp, this card won't last long and won't be able to do much damage if you don't constantly use trainers and supporters on it.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Tangrowth from the Arceus set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Zapdos G from the Arceus set.