Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Watchog from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set. Watchog is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Watchog does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Held-Item Inspection, this move requires one colorless energy card to use and allows you to see your entire opponent's hand, and lets you choose an item card they have and make them shuffle that card back into their deck. Watchog's second move is called Thorough Crunch, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 30 damage plus for each heads you get when flipping two coins, you get to discard an energy card attached to your opponent's active Pokemon.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Watchog is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Patrat into play (I reviewed Patrat from this set yesterday) and then evolve Patrat into Watchog. If you read yesterday's review of Patrat, you'll know that I thought that card was a way below average Basic Pokemon card because it only had one move and the only move it had allowed you to look at one of your prize cards, it couldn't do any damage at all. So knowing this about Patrat and looking at this Watchog card, you'll want to use minimal of each card if you want to use this Pokemon family in your deck. Neither card is great in this line, but if you put a 1-1 line in your deck, you could easily get Watchog into the active Pokemon spot a couple of turns into the game and then use Thorough Crunch every single turn, hopefully getting some heads and discarding some of your opponent's energy cards, thus allowing your team plenty of time to get set up, while your opponent cannot attack because they don't have enough energy cards.
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. Other than a lower HP, this card is definitely average overall. I like that both moves can use any type of energy, and I especially like Thorough Crunch, it does average damage for the amount of energy cards it requires, but being able to discard energy cards is a big plus. So overall, I would give this line a 2 out of 5 rating, it isn't that great, but if you can quickly evolve Patrat into Watchog, the line is definitely worth a look. Individually Patrat was a 1, Watchog a 3.
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