Thursday, November 20, 2014

Venonat -- Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Review

Venonat Phantom Forces Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Venonat from the Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first card in the Phantom Forces set.  Venonat is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Venonat does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move it has is called Stun Spore, this move requires two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless, and does 20 damage, plus it paralyzes the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when flipping a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Venonat is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Venomoth, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So, on its own this card would be a decent starter type Pokemon for a grass type deck, it has a low retreat cost and average HP.  All you need to do is get two energy cards on this card, so you'll have to endure a turn of attacking or hope your opponent also has a slower Pokemon in the active Pokemon spot.  Once you get two energy cards on Venonat you can use Stun Spore every turn, and if you do get lucky and get a heads when using the move, your opponent won't be able to attack, thus giving you more time to set up your benched Pokemon while Venonat is still in the active Pokemon spot.  Because this card is a little slower, I wouldn't recommend using more than 1 or 2 of these in a deck, and would definitely look elsewhere too before putting this card into it.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Venonat, this card is average to slightly below average.  Even though I wish Venonat's only move was a bit quicker, once you get two energy cards on it, Stun Spore does do average damage plus can do more by inflicting a special condition.  So it has everything average, HP, retreat cost, and one move, so this card is definitely worth consideration when building a grass type deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Venonat from the Phantom Forces set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Venonat's stage 1 evolution Venomoth, 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 --
What was the first English set to include a Venonat card, and what rarity was that card?
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...

Jungle was the first English set to include a Venonat card and it was common rarity


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

The first set to include Venonat would be the Jungle set.It is common(63/64)
Daniel Chen

sambhav said...

Venonat was first introduced in the jungle set with common rarity.

Sambhav Garg

Niruth Kashyap said...

Jungle set. It was of common rarity.

YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap


5 creative kids said...
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pokemon 73 said...

the jungle set, it was a common card


Hao Kuang said...
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Hao Kuang said...

jungle was the first set to have venonat

rarity: common


Tauhid Ibrahim said...

Jungle set

Tauhid Ibrahim

Joshua Ferguson said...

The First Was In The Jungle Set, common rarity.


TCG Flame said...

Jungle set, common rarity

TCG Flame

PrimeSyntHD said...

jungle set, common rarity


ichigo lover said...

jungle set as common rarity

ichigo lover

crosswise98 said...

Jungle, common

king rome baquiran said...

It was the jungle set and the rarity was common


Please keep doing what you do.

Jackie Rissmiller said...

Jungle set common rarity

Jackie Rissmiller:

abrar sarwar said...

jungle set with common rarity

Owais Khan said...

It was jungle set & it's rarity was common

Rex Leon said...

jungle set, common rarity

Terry Bogard said...

Jungle Set was the first English set to include a Venonat card and it was common rarity.

5 creative kids said...

Venonat was first printed in Jungle. Its rarity was a common

5 creative kids

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to crosswise98 for winning!