Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Tirtouga from the Noble Victories set. This is basically a stage 1 Pokemon card since it needs to be restored from the Cover Fossil to be able to be used. Tirtouga evolves from the Cover Fossil and evolves into Carracosta. Tirtouga has an hp of 90, a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Tirtouga doesn't have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Water Gun and for two energy cards, one each of colorless and water, it does 30 damage. Tirtouga's second move is called Surf which does 60 damage for three energy cards, one water energy, and two colorless energy cards.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since this Pokemon evolves into Carracosta you'll want to evolve Tirtouga into that Pokemon as soon as possible, however if you have to play this card for a few turns I would definitely recommend using Surf every turn. So you'll need to get some energy cards onto Tirtouga before you put it into the active Pokemon spot so you can use Surf right away and not have to wait and get attacked a couple of turns before being able to attack. I would have a 2-2-1 line of Cover Fossil, Tirtouga, and Carracosta in my deck.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. Even though this card is pretty slow and has a high retreat cost, I still give this card an average rating because both of its moves are pretty good and don't have any unwanted effects on Tirtouga when attacking. I like the artwork on this card as well, it looks like it could have been illustrated in a children's book.
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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Tirtouga from the Noble Victories set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Vanillish from the same set.