Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Forretress from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set. Forretress is a stage 1, metal type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Forretress's Ability is called Thorn Tempest, this Ability allows you to put 1 damage counter on each of your opponent's Pokemon when you move Forretress from your hand to evolve a Pineco card in play. Forretress's only move is called Iron Crash, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 20 damage plus 20 more damage for each colorless energy in your opponent's retreat cost.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Forretress is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Pineco into play (I reviewed Pineco from this set awhile ago since it was a grass type card) and then evolve Pineco into Forretress. If you read my review of Pineco from this set you'll know that I thought the card was a little below average but still a solid Basic Pokemon card because it only had the one move that did 20 damage for two energy cards. However, because Forretress has such a high retreat cost, if you use this line in your deck, I would try and keep Pineco on the bench so you can utilize Forretress's Ability when evolving and then you can give Forretress time to get set up, and you can also wait for your opponent to put a card into the active Pokemon spot that has at least a 3 energy card retreat cost, thus allowing Iron Crash to be able to do 80 damage a turn for only two energy cards. Even though Pineco and Forretress are two different types, you can use them in any type deck since both cards only require colorless energy cards. I would definitely consider this line in a deck and would use a 1-1 or a 2-2 line, and would for sure include this line if I was building a spread damage type deck.
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 from the Flashfire set. I say this because I like pretty much everything about this card except for its high retreat cost, and a cost that requires more energy cards than is needed on Forretress to attack. Other than the high retreat cost, Forretress has an above average HP, a very good Ability, and a awesome move. Together with Pineco from this set, I would give the line a 4 out of 5 rating, I only gave Pineco a 2 rating, but together these two cards are very good.
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