Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Poliwrath -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Poliwrath Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Poliwrath from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Poliwrath is a stage 2, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Poliwrath does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Steamroll, for three colorless energy cards this move does 60 damage, plus it does 30 damage to one of your opponent's benched Pokemon.  Poliwrath's second move is called Submission, this move requires four energy cards, two each of colorless and water, and does 130 damage, however this move does do 30 damage to Poliwrath.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Poliwrath 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.  Poliwhirl does have another stage 2 evolution in Politoed which I'll be reviewing tomorrow.  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 without 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.  So knowing this about Poliwhirl and looking at this Poliwrath card, I again would recommend to use this Pokemon line in a spread damage type deck.  I would put a 3-2-2 line of Poliwag, Poliwhirl, and Poliwrath in a deck.  I would try and get a Pokemon that does 10 damage to all of the opponent's Pokemon in the active Pokemon spot first, then I would put in Poliwhirl and use its move that does 100 damage a turn, in the meantime I would try and set up another line of this family on my bench, get four energy cards on it, and then put Poliwrath into the active Pokemon spot later in the game, I could then use Steamroll and hopefully knock out some of my Pokemon's benched Pokemon, and when it is late in the game be able to knock out the defending Pokemon by using Submission and doing 130 damage.  If you do use Poliwrath a lot in your deck, I would make sure to include some Potion cards in your deck to heal that 30 damage Poliwrath does to itself.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a very good Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set.  The only thing I don't like that much about this card is that it is slow on the attack requiring a minimum of 3 energy cards, but if you set this card up on your bench and are patient with it, this card can do a minimum of 90 damage total per turn and a maximum of 130 damage per turn every single turn.  So if you're building a water type deck or more specifically a water type, spread damage type deck, this Pokemon line is a must.  Altogether I would give this entire line a 4 out of 5 rating, it is just a great line overall, and one that can do a lot of damage to many Pokemon at once.  Individually I gave Poliwag a 2 rating, Poliwhirl a 3, and Poliwrath a 4.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Poliwrath from the Furious Fists set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Poliwhirl's other stage 2 evolution in Politoed, 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 --
True or False?  Poliwrath was in both Base Set and Base Set 2.
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.


Nick Flier said...


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Hassan Azad said...

This is false


Jackie Betts said...

Poliwrath was 13/102 in Base set 1
and 15/130 in Base Set 2

Jackie Rissmiller

Brenda R said...

Poliwrath was in both Base sets! :)

Lollipop Fox

Dan Moe said...


My channel is TimeForLego


Carlos H. said...


Username: Carlos M.


Suisho Kasumi said...


Username: Suisho Kasumi


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Kristin Hsieh said...


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Giachino Barcelona said...

True, I have both cards.

I am Giachino Barcelona

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Ishwar Siewdyal said...

Youtube : Ishwar Siewdyal

Emiliano Osuna said...

Yes, true

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PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Jackie Betts for winning!