Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Pyroar from the Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Set. Pyroar is a stage 1, fire type Pokemon card, with an hp of 110. It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Pyroar's Ability is called Flare Command, it says that once per turn you may discard an energy card attached to Pyroar, if you do, you may switch your opponent's active Pokemon with one of their benched Pokemon. Besides the Ability, Pyroar just has one move called Inferno Onrush, this move requires four energy cards, three fire and one colorless, and does 110 damage. However, this move does do 30 damage to Pyroar itself.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Pyroar is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Litleo into play (I reviewed Litleo from this set yesterday) and then evolve Litleo into Pyroar. If you read yesterday's review of Litleo, you'll know that I thought that card was a below average Basic Pokemon card, it had an average HP and two moves, but neither move it had was that great and its retreat cost was high. So knowing that about Litleo and looking at this Pyroar card, I would definitely not recommend using more than 1 of these Pyroar cards if you use this card at all, and the only time I would consider using this card is in a spread damage type deck. I say this because Pyroar requires a ton of energy cards to attack and if you want to spread damage around you are going to need even more energy cards, since you need to discard an energy card every turn. Ideally, you would never even put Pyroar into the active Pokemon spot, you would put maybe three energy cards on Pyroar on the bench and use its Ability there, and then have whatever Pokemon that can do one hit knockouts in the active Pokemon spot knocking the newly active Pokemon out. Again, I personally probably wouldn't use this card or line in a deck, but if you do, use a 1-1 line.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is a slightly below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Phantom Forces set. I like how this card has a high HP, a decent Ability, and a powerful move, however, putting all of these things together doesn't make for the best of card. This card is too slow in my opinion, requires too many energy cards, and does too much damage to itself when attacking to merit use in many decks out there. So while this card can be good, I wouldn't recommend using it. Overall, I would give the line of Litleo and Pyroar from the Phantom Forces set a 2 out of 5 rating, the same rating both received individually.
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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Pyroar from the Phantom Forces set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Krabby, which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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