Sunday, January 12, 2014

Tangrowth -- Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Review

Tangrowth Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Tangrowth from the Legendary Treasures Pokemon Card Set.  Tangrowth is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 120.  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.  The first move that this card has is called Bind Down, for one grass energy card, this move does 30 damage plus makes your opponent's active Pokemon unable to retreat during their next turn.  Tangrowth's second move is called Flog, this move requires four energy cards, two each of colorless and grass, and does 60 damage plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin it does 30 additional damage.

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, you'll know that I thought Tangela was an average to slightly below average basic Pokemon card that could be used on its own due to the fact it had above average hp and two moves, but it definitely isn't the best basic Pokemon out there due to its high attack cost and retreat cost.  So knowing this, and seeing that Tangrowth also has an extremely high attack cost and retreat cost, if you want to use these Pokemon in a deck, I would only recommend using 1 each.  I would keep Tangela and then Tangrowth on the bench until you get four energy cards on Tangrowth then move it to the active Pokemon spot and use Flog every turn.  I personally wouldn't use this line in my deck because the retreat cost is too high in my opinion on Tangrowth, and more than likely Flog is going to be a below average move for you each and every turn.  So to summarize, I would not recommend using this Pokemon family in a deck, but if you choose to put this line into a grass type deck, I wouldn't use more than one each of Tangela and Tangrowth.

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 Legendary Treasures set.  This card does have some positives like its high hp, the fact it can do 30 damage for only one energy card and that this card has the potential to do 90 damage per turn.  But this card isn't getting a very positive rating from me because the retreat cost is too high and Flog requires too many energy cards for the amount of damage it can do.  So overall, even though I have given both Tangela and Tangrowth from this set 3 out of 5 ratings, together this line is only getting a 2 out of 5 rating from me, I would not use this line in a deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Tangrowth from the Legendary Treasures set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Shuckle, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
How many Tangrowth ultra rare cards are there in English sets?
Please respond by including your YouTube username and link to your YouTube channel.  If the question is quite tough, the first correct comment will win, otherwise I'll use a random number generator to choose a winner.


Tam Hoang said...

There is one Tangrowth ultra rare which is a Lv.X card(this rarity is also the Rare Holo Lv.X for those types of Pokemons).

Username: blingblingjingjing


Miłosz Krysiak said...

There is only one rare tangrowth :)

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DarkYoshiSTW said...

Theres is one Tangrowth Lvl X (ultra rare)


abrar sarwar said...

only one tangrowth is ultra rare in english set which is Lvl X

rayyan zamir said...

the only tangrowth that i know is ultra rare is the tangrowth lvl x from the arceus expansion
rayyan zamir

Alex Morman said...

i would disagree with your rating, if you send tangrowth in against a weak setup pokemon, you can use bind down to trap the opposing pokemon until you set up for flog. its also stage 1 so their is no need to run rare candy. with the right support, tangrowth can wreck your opponent with 60-90 damage per turn. he can also be used to take hits while setting up ex cards

Cabal said...



Sufiyan Sarwar said...

the total number of ulra rare tangrowth is one which is lvl X in arceus expansion in english set...

Molly Rhinehart said...

There is just one Tangrowth ultra rare in the Arceus expansion.

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Peters Peter said...

there is only one tangrowth that is an ultra rare. it is an lvl x card in the arceus set.

Jacob Lin said...

There is one Tangrowth ultra rare which is a Lv.X card(this rarity is also the Rare Holo Lv.X for those types of Pokemons).

Username: raytonlin1

Takku said...

There's only one Ultra Rare Tangrowth which is Tangrowth LV.X from the Arceus set.

Username: Tushar Shrotriya

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The Cow Clan said...

Blind Down is one good ability for tangela.This is one good card for battling.

Youtube Username: TheCowClan3

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Sufiyan Sarwar for winning!