Monday, September 15, 2014

Beartic -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Beartic Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Beartic from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Beartic is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130.  It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Beartic does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Igloo Hold, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 20 damage plus 20 more damage for each colorless energy card in your opponent's active Pokemon's retreat cost.  Beartic's second move is called Mountain Drop, this move requires four energy cards, two each of colorless and water, and does 80 damage, plus if there is a Stadium card in play, the move does 40 more damage for a total of 120 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Beartic is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Cubchoo into play (I reviewed Cubchoo from this set yesterday) and then evolve Cubchoo into Beartic.  If you read yesterday's review of Cubchoo, you'll know that I thought that card was a below average Basic Pokemon card even though it did have two moves and a high HP, but both moves on the card are below average and the card does have a higher retreat cost.  Because Cubchoo isn't the greatest and Beartic has such a high retreat cost, I would only consider putting a 1-1 line of Cubchoo and Beartic in a water type deck.  I would recommend setting up this line on the bench, and getting two energy cards on Beartic for sure so you can use Igloo Hold when the time comes.  I would keep Beartic on the bench until your opponent plays a card that has a three or four energy card retreat cost, then for only two energy cards you could do 80 to 100 damage.  But when you do put this card into the active Pokemon spot, you'll have to add two more energy cards to it if you want to retreat it.  So once you move Beartic into the active Pokemon spot to use Igloo Hold, you might as well get the energy cards on it to use Mountain Drop.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set.  Like Cubchoo from this set, this card has a high HP and two moves that potentially could do a lot of damage.  However, Beartic is very slow to set up, and it has an insanely high retreat cost, so this line should be used with caution.  So if you are building a water type deck, this Pokemon line of Cubchoo and Beartic, which would get a combined rating from me of 2, with both individual cards receiving 2s as well, should be considered but no more than 1 of each card should be used.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Beartic from the Furious Fists set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Clauncher, 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 --
What set was the highest rated Beartic card in that was reviewed by me?
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.


ridhuan2000 said...

4 out of 5


pikachutobal said...

4 out of 5


Lily Gvozden said...

4 out of 5
Lily Gvozden

Carlos H. said...

The set was Plasma Storm and you rated it as "4 out of 5".

Username: Carlos M.


Suisho Kasumi said...

Among the Beartic cards you revieved, two are tied for the highest rating (4/5): one from Plasma Storm and one from Emerging Powers.

Username: Suisho Kasumi


Hunter Rave said...

emerging powers first
then plasma blast

YouNeverSawStudios said...

4 out of 5


Connor Hansen said...

4 out of 5 was the highest rating

Connor Hansen

Ishwar Siewdyal said...

4 out of 5
Youtube : Ishwar Siewdyal

Oatmeal25 said...

Black & White Next Destinies?

I'm new to Pokemon and don't know a lot yet. Starting to play it with my sons.

Anthony Chiang said...

plasma storm and emerging powers


PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Carlos H. for winning!

Miner Josh said...

True! (for the question) :)