Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Drapion -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Drapion Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Drapion from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Drapion is a stage 1, darkness type Pokemon card, with an hp of 110.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Drapion does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Venoshock, this move requires one darkness energy card and does 20 damage plus 40 more damage if your opponent is poisoned.  Drapion's second move is called Venomous Fang, this move requires a ridiculous four energy cards, two each of darkness and colorless, and does 80 damage, plus it poisons the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Drapion is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Skorupi into play (I reviewed Skorupi from this set a few weeks ago) and then evolve Skorupi into Drapion.  If you read my review of Skorupi, you'll know that I thought that card was a below average Basic Pokemon card, not only was it a psychic type Pokemon, so it differed in type from this card, but neither move it had was very good, one was based on a coin flip, the other could only do 30 damage for three energy cards.  So knowing this about Skorupi and looking at this Drapion card, because this card is so slow and Skorupi isn't that great, I would include at maximum a 1-1 line of this Pokemon family.  I would try and work this line into a darkness type deck that also had a lot of Pokemon that could poison the defending Pokemon, that way, you could set up this line on your bench, only need to put one energy card on Drapion and since the defending Pokemon would be poisoned when you would move Drapion to the active Pokemon spot you could use Venoshock the first turn and do 60 damage for only one energy card.  After that, I would try and get four energy cards on Drapion to use Venomous Fang and do 80 damage a turn and poison the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average to slightly below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set.  This card has an above average HP and two solid moves.  However, Venomous Fang is extremely slow, and unless the defending Pokemon is already poisoned, Venoshock isn't an impressive move by any means.  So unless you really need another Pokemon line in your deck, I would probably look elsewhere because together I would give Skorupi and Drapion from this set a 2 out of 5 rating, individually I gave Skorupi a 2 and Drapion a 3.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Drapion from the Furious Fists set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Scraggy, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

Free Pokemon TCG Online Code Cards:
Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
How many total darkness type Pokemon cards are in this 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.


Slugboy12199 Slugboy12199 said...

9 ieatufordinner http://www.youtube.com/user/ieatufordinner

ido guttman said...


Daniel Chen said...

4 darkness pokemon cards in the xy furious fists expansion.
Daniel Chen

brezaboy said...




Tauhid Ibrahim said...

there a 4

Tauhid Ibrahim:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC56-sBTBERdLsYeO-BzrpoQ

Faiz Yah said...


Faiz Yah


Amy martin said...

I think this: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOra6V1VZQ_Fu96WRxLp0_Q

QuanticTinGz said...

4 Darkness type pokemon.

Channel Link: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQVrtGKqfFHnrIehjGNJu-A

JulkAdv said...

4 darkness Pokémon.
Youtube Name: JulkAdv
Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8sTeRk8mCzJP7b-Sp7OpHQ

Mike P said...

4 Darkness Pokemon

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/ShinyHunter360

Djati Anwar Sadad said...


Djati Anwar Sadad


Franco said...




Christos Iona said...

4 darkness type pokemon

Youtube name:CY Minecraft
Link: https://www.youtube.com/user/CYMinecrafters

Simon Kenny said...

4 types



Marco Livio Ilithio said...


Marco Livio: http://goo.gl/BzGhmC

peter gristwood said...

4 pokemon



Jesús alvarado said...

4 darkness pokemon
Youtube: Jesús Alvarado

ichigo lover said...


ichigo lover


PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to ido guttman for winning!