Thursday, August 28, 2014

Heracross EX -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Heracross EX Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Heracross EX and Heracross EX Full Art from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Heracross EX is a basic, EX, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 170. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Heracross does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Guard Press, this move requires two energy cards to use, one each of grass and colorless, and does 40 damage, plus if Heracross is attacked during its next turn, any damage done to Heracross is reduced by 20.  Heracross's second move is called Giga Power, this move requires three energy cards, two grass and one colorless, and does 80 damage, plus you can do 40 more damage, but if you choose to do this, Heracross does 20 damage to itself.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Heracross EX is a basic Pokemon card you won't need to use any other cards with this card.  But remember, because this card is an EX card, if this card is knocked out, two prize cards are taken instead of one.  However, Heracross does have a mega evolution you could use from this set and I will be reviewing that card tomorrow, so this strategy below will act like Heracross EX does not have an evolution.  So knowing this, on its own, I could see using one of these cards in a grass type deck just to put some power into your deck.  You could easily set this card up on the bench, put three energy cards on it, then put it into the active Pokemon spot and use Giga Power every turn.  I would always try and do 120 damage a turn when it makes sense, for example you'd knock out the defending Pokemon, or Heracross is about to be knocked out and you need to do as much damage as possible before leaving the active Pokemon spot.  Otherwise, if the defending Pokemon has more than 120 HP but less than 170 HP, I would just do 80 damage with Giga Power and knock that Pokemon out in two turns.  The only time I would use Guard Press is when Heracross only has two energy cards on it.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an above average EX Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set.  I really like how powerful this card is and how little energy it needs to use to do 120 damage a turn.  The only bad thing about this card is that its HP is a bit lower, but if you have to you can use Guard Press to get the damage reduced from your opponent's attacks.  So overall, if you're looking for a very powerful grass type card to put into your deck, I would highly recommend using this one.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Heracross EX from the Furious Fists set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Heracross's mega evolution in Mega Heracross EX, 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 --
Have I pulled this card out of any Furious Fists packs yet?
Please respond by including the correct answer and a link to your YouTube channel.  Only one entry per person please.


Ryan Greenwood-Ng said...


Robin H. said...

No, but you did get a "M-Heracross-EX".

teng jinchung said...


teng jinchung

Bob McNoodleNuggets said...

No not yet but hopefully soon :)

Bob McNoodleNuggets Mcnoodlenuggets

Noah Ruscica said...

No Not yet! But you did manage to pull a secret rare M Ex one!


raza1495 said...



duncan said...


Larry Ngo said...

No, but I hope you get it

Larry Ngo

Mathew Estrella said...

no but you did pull a mega heacross. maybe one day you will get the cards the complete the evolution!

user name: mathewstar100

pixelartparl said...

No only mega


schnitzel piet said...


schnitzel piet

Slavi Tzvetanov said...

no, you haven't, maybe on your next time :)
Slavi Tzvetanov

Jonathan Levy said...

No you haven't...but good luck on the next unboxing :)


Carlos H. said...

Not yet.

Username: Carlos M.


Suisho Kasumi said...


Username: Suisho Kasumi


Matthew Literovich said...



wii speed said...

Nope, but you did pull a M heracross ex!


Kristin Hsieh said...

No, but i hope u get it soon!

Username: Kristin Hsieh


Tyler said...



Hunter Rave said...

Not yet
Username: Hunter Rave

cookie monster said...



Hardik Raj said...


hardik raj

my youtube channel -

John Bennet said...


Jackie Rissmiller said...

Not yet!

Jackie Rissmiller

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Noah Ruscica for winning!