Saturday, June 14, 2014

Torkoal -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Torkoal Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Torkoal from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Torkoal is a basic, fire type Pokemon card with an hp of 100, it has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Torkoal does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Live Coal, for one fire energy card this move does 20 damage.  Torkoal's second move is called Flamethrower, this move requires three energy cards, two fire and one colorless, and does 80 damage, however if you get a tails when you flip a coin you must remove an energy card attached to Torkoal.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Torkoal is a basic Pokemon with no evolutions, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card.  With that being said, I would only use a maximum of 1 Torkoal card in your fire type deck.  I say this because although this card is average and Flamethrower has the potential to do 80 damage a turn, there are just better Pokemon out there that you'll want to use and Basic Pokemon out there that you will want to have in your deck in order to evolve them.  But if you're building a fire type deck I would definitely consider using one of these cards in your deck.  For example, you could get this card into the active Pokemon spot to start the game, just put one energy card on it and use Live Coal every turn then retreat it later for a benched Pokemon that is set up and can do more damage consistently.  Flamethrower is a pretty decent move, but you'll just want to prepare for the worst and have plenty of ways of getting energy cards into your hand so you don't run out and can keep attaching them to Torkoal if you have to discard them.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average Basic Pokemon card from the Flashfire set.  I would definitely consider using this card in a fire type deck because it has a good hp, low retreat cost and two solid moves.  This card just isn't that special that I would base a deck around it, that is why I would recommend only using 1 of these cards in a deck if you use it.

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

Free Pokemon TCG Online Code Cards:
Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
What Pokemon that is from this set is also a basic Pokemon like Torkoal but a grass type?
Please respond by including the correct answer and a link to your YouTube channel.

28 comments:

Moshe said...

Maractus

levgbball
https://www.youtube.com/user/levgbball

Jacob Lin said...


Maractus
raytonlin1
https://www.youtube.com/user/raytonlin1

MonkeyTrusts AMV said...

i saw it before, its maractus

monkeytrustsamv

http://m.youtube.com/channel/UCm6rmwZX_19m2ByPOMxrA5g

Jonnie Yang said...

Maractus is the only Pokemon I think of that fits the description :)

https://www.youtube.com/user/heavenrains91

Tom Hansen said...

Maractus :)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNP0g8OtzmA-jMZbnGQ7vlg

Nicholas Tran said...

Maractus

PriadA7x said...

Maractus

https://www.youtube.com/user/PriadA7x

ichigo lover said...

There are a few grass types in Flashfire but Maractus is the only Basic Pokemon that does not evolve like Torkoal.

ichigo lover

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1yq7f9P8Ufkpf5UC1-42uw

Samuel Eckard said...

Maractus! Had to Bulbapedia it...at least I didn't cheat!

Samuel Eckard
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS5hGtE5qRdXMzbV-tfCRbQ

nicholas chandra said...

maractus

nicholas chandra

www.youtube.com/channel/UChPHMYw42XGg3-2Kb3OYPXw

Xiao Feng said...

Maractus

youtube.com/user/dittogang

Grayson Buchholz said...

Maractus

www.youtube.com/user/EagleX

Cabal said...

Maractus

cabalw

http://www.youtube.com/user/cabalw

Primož Može said...

Maractus

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEndwTTyOg8qppGA5mMXHew

Aaron Stewart said...

Maractus
Aaron Stewart
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3X1aJu-MdGKA9QgeMMAzcA

gonçalo Alves said...

Maractus

gonçalo alves

https://www.youtube.com/user/DurtasCarlitos

Rushi Patel said...

Maractus

Daniel Nino said...

Maractus

https://www.youtube.com/user/xXNightmare53Xx

teng jinchung said...

maractus

teng jinchung
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzwApPdp2Wlbp9KYcBOJByw

Redlive122 said...

Maractus!!

Redlive122


www.youtube.com/user/redlive122

Ivo K. said...

Maractus 10/106

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIbt_iIZBp9ZhzUeMdhlVAg

Anthony munoz said...

Maractus

https://www.youtube.com/user/MegaBadboy97

park js said...

Maractus is the only one I found using bulbapedia!!!

park js

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMOz8upoOG5l-kqwRdxH1TA

Master Fame said...

Maractus :)
my chanel is https://www.youtube.com/user/TheMasterFame
TheMasterFame

Aaron Stewart said...

You liked this one better than the XY one!!!

Aaron Stewart
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3X1aJu-MdGKA9QgeMMAzcA

Nicollette Harding said...

https://www.youtube.com/user/danceangel02 Maractus

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Moshe for winning!

timi98 said...

I used to have this card