Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Tangrowth from the Boundaries Crossed Pokemon Card Set. Tangrowth is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to water type Pokemon, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost. Tangrowth does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, its first move is called Hundred Furious Lashes which requires one grass energy card and does 30 damage times the number of grass energy cards attached to Tangrowth. However, you cannot use this move two turns in a row. Tangrowth's second move is called Mega Drain and for four energy cards, three colorless and one grass, this move does 70 damage and heals 30 damage from Tangrowth.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Tangrowth is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Tangela into play (I reviewed Tangela from this set yesterday) and then evolve Tangela into Tangrowth. If you read yesterday's review, I would not recommend using Tangela on its own or putting it into the active Pokemon spot before evolving it into Tangrowth for a couple of reasons, the first is that it is extremely slow, and the second is that Tangrowth can do more damage and has a higher hp. So I would try and get four energy cards on Tangrowth on the bench, preferably all grass energy cards, and then move this card into play and use Hundred Furious Lashes the first time and then use Mega Drain the next. Tangrowth should be able to last quite awhile in the active Pokemon spot as long as it has four energy cards on it because it can knock out most Pokemon in 1 turn and with basically 130+ hp, this card can endure a fair amount of hits. I would consider using this card in a mostly grass type deck, and use a 1-1 or 2-2 line of Tangela and Tangrowth.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating. In my opinion, this is an above average stage 1 Pokemon card. Even thought this card is pretty slow, if you want to do some damage that is, and has an extremely high retreat cost, I could definitely see myself using this card and just putting in on the bench and later in the game putting this card into the active Pokemon spot and doing 210 damage every turn! This card is extremely powerful and should be in almost every grass type deck out there (at least in my opinion).
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Tangrowth from the Boundaries Crossed set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Scyther from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!