Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Poliwhirl from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card set. Poliwhirl is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80. It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Poliwhirl does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Rain Splash, for one water energy card this move does 20 damage. Poliwhirl's second move is called Finishing Blow, this move requires three colorless energy cards and does 50 damage, plus if your opponent's active Pokemon has an damage counters on it, this move does 100 total damage instead of 50.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Poliwhirl is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Poliwag into play (I reviewed Poliwag from this set yesterday) and then evolve Poliwag into Poliwhirl. Poliwhirl does have a two stage 2 evolutions in Poliwrath and Politoed that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed those cards yet, the strategy below will act like Poliwhirl is the final evolution in this line. So if you read yesterday's review of Poliwag, you'll know that I thought that card was a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card, the main reason it being below average is because you had to put three energy cards on it in order to use its second move, but I stated that if you used it with this Poliwhirl card is was more like an average card. So looking at this Poliwhirl card, I would highly recommend using this card if you're building a spread damage type deck, that way you could keep Poliwag and Poliwhirl on the bench, use a Pokemon in the active Pokemon spot that does 10 damage to all of your opponent's Pokemon, get three energy cards on Poliwhirl, and then put Poliwhirl into the active Pokemon spot and use Finishing Blow every turn, and since all of the Pokemon your opponent has should have damage on them, Finishing Blow should be able to do 100 damage every turn. Since Finishing Blow requires colorless energy cards, this card will work in any type deck. If you aren't building a spread damage type deck, I would probably hold off on using this card until I see what Poliwrath and Politoed look like from this set. But if you do use Poliwhirl in a non spread damage type deck, I would use Rain Splash when you can and Finishing Blow the rest of the turns.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is an average to slightly above average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set. I like this card a lot if it is used in a spread damage type deck and even if it isn't, it is still a good card, the only thing really only this card back from dominating is that Poliwhirl has a low HP at only 80. So together with Poliwag from this set, I would give the two cards a 3 out of 5 rating, they are an average line so far, but definitely a line that could be used in a deck.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Poliwhirl from the Furious Fists set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Poliwhirl's stage 2 evolution in Poliwrath which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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