Saturday, November 15, 2014

Slaking -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Slaking Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Slaking from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Slaking is a stage 2, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 150.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Slaking does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Amnesia, this move requires three colorless energy cards and does 50 damage, plus you get to choose one of your opponent's attacks on their active Pokemon and that Pokemon is unable to use that move during their next turn.  Slaking's second move is called Knuckle Sandwich, this move requires four colorless energy cards and does 120 damage, however after using this move, you must discard an energy card attached to Slaking.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Slaking is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Slakoth into play and then evolve it into Vigoroth before you can evolve Vigoroth into Slaking, 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 those cards you'll know that I thought both cards were below average, and I wouldn't have recommended using either of them without this Slaking card.  So knowing this and looking at Slaking, if you decide to use this Pokemon family in a deck, I would highly recommend setting up the entire line on the bench and getting at least 4, probably more, energy cards on Slaking before putting it into the active Pokemon spot.  That way, when you do use Slaking, you can use Knuckle Sandwich multiple times in a row without having to attach an energy card.  I would also consider using Amnesia often if the defending Pokemon you're facing only has one move, that way you can do 50 damage to it, and make them unable to attack you.  Since Slaking requires so many energy cards to use, I wouldn't put more than a 1-1-1 line of this Pokemon family in a deck, and would only include this line in a deck, if you are really looking for extra power, otherwise, I wouldn't use this line at all.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Basic Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set.  This card does have a high HP, and two moves, both around average, but because this card is so slow to attack with and requires a ton of energy cards to retreat, I can't give it more than an average rating.  Combined with the other two Pokemon in this family, I would give Slakoth, Vigoroth, and Slaking from this set a rating of 2 out of 5 and would not recommend using this line in a deck.  Individually Slakoth was a 1, Vigoroth a 2, and Slaking a 3.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Slaking from the Furious Fists set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Patrat, 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 --
How many more cards do I have to review from this set before moving to Phantom Forces?
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.


brezaboy said...

4 pokemon cards left


Tauhid Ibrahim said...


Tauhid Ibrahim

Niruth Kashyap said...

4 cards as you usually do not review trainer, energy and secret rare cards.

YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap


Jen Le said...

4 cards left.


carLOS vERA said...

4 cards left


TCG Flame said...

4 more cards left

TCG Flame

Daniel Chen said...
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Daniel Chen said...

4 more cards from furious fists until moving to phantom forces
Daniel Chen

Can you review black star promo cards that dosn't have a similar version in the main set?
-Charizard EX from box
-Krokodile EX from box
-Pyroar from box
-Garchomp EX from box
-Gallade EX from future box

ichigo lover said...

4 more cards

ichigo lover

Zachary Clark said...
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Joshua Pigeon said...

4 cards

Joshua Pigeon

Donte' Comeaux said...

4 cards
Donte' Comeaux
Please give me the card I've never won any of your cards

sambhav said...

4 cards is the answer

Sambhav Garg

pokemon 73 said...


Hao Kuang said...

4 cards


Rafael Zajac said...

4 Cards left

Rafael Zajac

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to brezaboy for winning!