Friday, November 14, 2014

Vigoroth -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Vigoroth Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
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.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
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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Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
At what level does Slakoth evolve into Vigoroth?
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.


Daniel Chen said...

It evolves into vigroth at level 18.Also,Vigroth evolves into slaking at level 36
Daniel Chen

brezaboy said...

Slakoth evolves into Vigoroth
at level 18


Niruth Kashyap said...

Level 18

YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap


ichigo lover said...

lvl 18

ichigo lover

sambhav said...

at level 18 slakoth evolves into vigoroth

Sambhav Garg

Tauhid Ibrahim said...

level 18

Tauhid Ibrahim

Joshua Pigeon said...

Level 18

Joshua Pigeon

PrimeSyntHD said...

Level 18


TCG Flame said...

lvl 18

TCG Flame

misha said...

LVL 18


Drewmeister said...

Slakoth evolves into Vigoroth (The much more superior evolution) at Level 18.

Name: GreninjaSmash1

Yoshi XD said...

Slakoth evolves at lvl 18 into Vigoroth.

Yoshi XD

pokemon 73 said...


pokemon 73

Hao Kuang said...

level 18


QuanticTinGz said...

Evolves into Vigoroth at level 18

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Wilfred Tang said...

Level 18

Wilfred tang

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Yoshi XD for winning!