Thursday, November 22, 2012

Tangela -- Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Review

Tangela Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Tangela from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set.  Tangela is a basic, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Tangela does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  Its first move is called Nap and for one grass energy card this move allows you to heal 30 damage from Tangela.  Tangela's second move is called Vine Whip (wait, I thought this was Bulbasaur's move!) and for three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, this move does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Tangela is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Tangrowth, I would recommend keeping Tangela on your bench and evolving it into Tangrowth(which I'll be reviewing tomorrow) before moving it into the active Pokemon spot.  Sometimes, these basic Pokemon that evolve into stage 1 Pokemon make good starter Pokemon because they are very quick, however this is not the case with Tangela.  I would not recommend using it as a starter Pokemon at all, because the only move it has to attack with requires three energy cards.  With that being said, if you get three energy cards on Tangela and have to move it into the active Pokemon spot it is a decent Pokemon to use, because it can do 50 damage per turn and if it gets close to feinting, you can always use Nap to heal some damage from it.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an below average basic Pokemon card.  If you didn't know what stage this card was, it looks awfully similar to a weak stage 1 Pokemon.  Because of this, this card isn't great as a starter Pokemon, even though it has a high hp and can do some damage, it isn't very good because of its retreat cost, and high attack costs.  I would not recommend using this card in a deck on its own, you'll have to check into tomorrow's review to see if you should use this card with Tangrowth in a deck.  And make sure if you have any comments or questions about this card or strategy in general to comment on this review, I'll make sure to answer the comment.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Tangela from the Boundaries Crossed set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Tangela's stage 1 evolution in Tangrowth which is also from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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