Thursday, September 11, 2014

Politoed -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Politoed Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Politoed from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Politoed is a stage 2, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Politoed's Ability is called King's Song and says that you can ignore all of your colorless energy cards in the attacks of any of your Poliwag, Poliwhirl, and Poliwrath cards in play.  Besides the Ability, Politoed just has one move called Hyper Voice, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one water, and does 70 damage a turn.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Politoed is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Poliwag into play and then evolve it into Poliwhirl before you can evolve Poliwhirl into Poliwrath, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last couple of days. If you've read my reviews of Poliwag and Poliwhirl you'll know that I thought both cards were around average individually and could be used very well with the other stage 2 evolution in this line, Poliwrath.  I really liked Poliwhirl in a spread damage type deck since it could do 100 damage a turn if the defending Pokemon had damage on it already and Poliwrath from this set also was able to do spread damage.  Even though I like Poliwrath from this set quite a bit, I would definitely include one Politoed card in a deck I had the Poliwrath line in just so I could use Politoed's Ability, I would probably include a 3-3-2-1 line of Poliwag, Poliwhirl, Poliwrath, and Politoed in a spread damage type deck.  If you can get Politoed onto your bench and utilize its Ability, you can make Poliwag, Poliwhirl, and Poliwrath attack for free because each of these cards have moves that require only colorless energy cards on them.  But, if you do have to put this card into the active Pokemon spot, Hyper Voice is an above average move, and you can easily retreat it for only one energy card.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an awesome Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set that not only is the best rating for a Stage 2 card, but this card gives the entire Pokemon family of Poliwag, Poliwhirl, Poliwrath, and Politoed from this set a 5 out of 5 rating, you can't go wrong with using all of these Pokemon in a deck, especially a spread damage type deck, as soon as you can get Politoed on your bench, the rest of the Pokemon in this family can attack for almost no energy at all, you can then attach more energy cards to your other Pokemon and not have to worry about the attack costs for any of these Pokemon.  So to summarize my ratings, I gave Poliwag a 2, Poliwhirl a 3, Poliwrath a 4, and Politoed a 5, but altogether this line is great and gets a 5 out of 5 rating from me.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Politoed from the Furious Fists set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Glaceon, 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 was the first English set to include a Politoed card without having a Poliwrath card in that same set?
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.


Brenda R said...

For me, this question is kind of tricky. :p
But I'll say that the first English set with a Politoed (and no Poliwrath too) is Legends Awakened.

Lollipop Fox
Thanks! :)

teng jinchung said...

EX unseen Forces

teng jinchung

Jackie Betts said...

This is a trick question as there hasn't been a set that has politoed and not poliwrath

Jackie Rissmiller

Carlos H. said...

There is no set that has only Politoed,and no Poliwrath.

Username: Carlos M.


Hassan Azad said...

Ist dont give a set

Name: NewCraftStar


Suisho Kasumi said...

There haven't been such set yet.

Username: Suisho Kasumi


Dan Moe said...

There has been no set with a politoed and no poliwrath

Channel: TimeForLego


Kristin Hsieh said...

There has been no such set.

Username: Kristin Hsieh


raza1495 said...



Anthony Chiang said...
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Anthony Chiang said...

There isn't one.

Youtube channel: ThreeBrothersTCG

Ishwar Siewdyal said...

Youtube : Ishwar Siewdyal

yeon tommy said...

Tommy Yeon

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Jackie Betts for winning!