Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Vigoroth from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card set. Vigoroth is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Vigoroth does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Scratch, this move does 20 damage for one colorless energy. Vigoroth's second move is called Reckless Charge and for three colorless energy cards, this move does 70 damage, however if you get a tails when flipping a coin, you must put 20 damage on Vigoroth.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Vigoroth is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Slakoth into play (I reviewed Slakoth from this set yesterday) and then evolve Slakoth into Vigoroth. Vigoroth does have a stage 2 evolution in Slaking that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed that card yet, the strategy below will act like Vigoroth is the final evolution in this line. So if you read yesterday's review of Slakoth, you'll know that I thought the card was very poor, all it could do was put both itself and the defending Pokemon to sleep, it couldn't do any damage and the retreat cost on the card was higher than the amount of energy cards it requires to attack. So knowing this about Slakoth and looking at this Vigoroth card, I still wouldn't recommend using either of these Pokemon in play without Slaking. This Vigoroth card is much better and you could potentially use a 1-1 line of Slakoth and Vigoroth in a deck. I would of course evolve Slakoth into Vigoroth immediately and then use Scratch right away and eventually get three energy cards onto Vigoroth to use Reckless Charge. But I would try and use this card more as a starter type Pokemon, I would get this card into the active Pokemon spot right away, put one energy card on Vigoroth, and then start setting up your benched Pokemon.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is a below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set. I like that this card has two moves, and a lower retreat cost than Slakoth, but this card still isn't that great. Neither move that this card has is way above average, both moves are just average. When combining this card with Slakoth, I would only give the line a 2 out of 5 rating, you can definitely find better Pokemon to use in your deck.
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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Vigoroth from the Furious Fists set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Vigoroth's stage 2 evolution in Slaking which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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