Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Raichu from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set. Raichu is a stage 1, lightning type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Raichu does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Thunder Shock, for two energy cards, one each of lightning and colorless, this move does 30 damage, plus it paralyzes the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when flipping a coin. Raichu's second move is called Electro Ball, this move requires three energy cards, two lightning and one colorless, and does 80 damage.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Raichu is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Pikachu into play (I reviewed Pikachu from this set yesterday) and then evolve Pikachu into Raichu. If you read yesterday's review of Pikachu, you'll know that I thought that card was a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card. It had everything you would like on a Basic Pokemon card except for a move that requires only one energy card to use, because of that I gave the card a 2 rating instead of a 3, but I stated that if you really needed one more card for your deck, that card could definitely be used. So knowing this about Pikachu and looking at this Raichu card, I would definitely consider using a 1-1 or a 2-2 line of this Pokemon family in a deck. You could get Pikachu or Raichu into the active Pokemon spot early and use Thunder Shock first and then move on to Electro Ball, or you could set up Raichu on the bench, get three energy cards on it, and then move it to the active Pokemon spot and do 80 damage every single turn with Electro Ball. A very nice thing about this card is that it has a low HP for the amount of damage it can do, so you can easily play this card later in the game and retreat it for basically nothing.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is an above average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set. There really isn't anything that I dislike about this card. Raichu is fairly quick on the attack, and both moves this card has do above average damage. The only thing actually average on this card is its HP, which can always be made higher by using Potion cards on Raichu when battling. So overall, if you're building a lightning type deck, I would definitely recommend using this line, together, I would give Pikachu and Raichu a very solid 3 out of 5 rating, individually Pikachu was a 2 and Raichu was a 4.
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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Raichu from the Furious Fists set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Electabuzz, which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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