Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Jynx -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Jynx Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Jynx from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Jynx is a basic, psychic type Pokemon card with an hp of 70, it has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Jynx's Ability is called Victory Kiss, it allows you to heal 10 damage from your active Pokemon if Jynx is on your bench.  Besides the Ability, Jynx just has one move called Hug, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one psychic, and does 30 damage, plus it makes your opponent's active Pokemon unable to retreat during their next turn.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Jynx is a basic Pokemon with no evolutions, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card.  With that being said, the only reason I would use this card is for its Ability, so this card potentially could be used in any type deck.  I would get it onto the bench as early as possible, and use it to reduce the damage from your active Pokemon the entire game.  Ideally, you would not want to put this card into the active Pokemon spot because Hug does well below the average damage amount for three energy cards.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set.  Even though I am giving this card a 2 rating, I would still consider using it in a deck because of its Ability, but like I mentioned above, I would definitely not try and use this card for its move.  So if you're looking for a way to heal damage from your Pokemon without using Potion trainer cards, this card is definitely a way to do that.

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Hypno -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Hypno Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Hypno from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Hypno is a stage 1, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Hypno does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Hand Control, for one psychic energy card, you make your opponent show you their hand, choose one of the supporter cards in their hand, and make them use that card.  Hypno's second move is called Hypnoblast, for three psychic energy cards, this move does 60 damage plus puts your opponent's active Pokemon to sleep.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Hypno is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Drowzee into play (I reviewed Drowzee from this set yesterday) and then evolve Drowzee into Hypno.  If you read yesterday's review of Drowzee, you'll know that I thought that card was an average Basic Pokemon card since it had an above average HP, and two decent moves.  Even though I gave it an average rating, I probably wouldn't use that card in a deck on its own, since it has a higher retreat cost.  So knowing this about Drowzee and looking at this Hypno card, I wouldn't recommend using this family at all, because Hypno is a slower Pokemon to use since you'll want to try and use Hypnoblast every turn and do 60 damage and put your opponent's active Pokemon to sleep.  Other than that move, I am not a big fan of Hand Control, so that is the main reason I would avoid using either of the two Pokemon in this family from this set, both are good on their own, but when you combine them, they just aren't that good.

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.  Just like Drowzee's review from this set, I am giving this card an average rating but still not recommending to use this card in a deck.  Even though this card has two moves, I don't really like Hand Control, and other than putting your opponent to sleep, Hypnoblast just does average damage.  So together with Drowzee, I am giving this line a 2 out of 5 rating, I would probably avoid this two cards when building a psychic type deck.

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Drowzee -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Drowzee Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Drowzee from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Drowzee is a basic, psychic type Pokemon card with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Drowzee does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move that this card has is called Sinister Suggestion, this move requires one psychic energy card and this move makes your opponent always get a tails when flipping a coin during their next turn.  Drowzee's second move is called Psyshot, this move requires two psychic energy cards and does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Drowzee is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Hypno, 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 I would probably not use this card in a deck.  I say this because not only is Drowzee a little slower to attack, or at least do some damage, but it also has a higher retreat cost, which will make you give up all energy cards attached to Drowzee when retreating it.  If you do choose to use this card in a deck, I would either get two energy cards on it early in the game and use Psyshot.  I would also consider using this card later in the game, just letting it sit on the bench until your opponent has a Pokemon in the active Pokemon spot that needs a coin flip to do a lot of damage, you could then move Drowzee to the active Pokemon spot, use Sinister Suggestion a few turns while getting your benched Pokemon set up, then move a bench Pokemon into the active Pokemon spot that can knock out that Pokemon of your opponent's in 1 move.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, this is an average Basic Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set.  Even though this card is an average card, with an above average HP, and two moves, I am still giving this card 3 rating and would not recommend using it in a deck.  I just think you can find much better Basic Pokemon cards out there to use in a deck.

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Dedenne -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Dedenne Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Dedenne from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Dedenne is a basic, lightning type Pokemon card with an hp of 70, it has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Dedenne does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Entrainment, for one colorless energy card this move allows you to search your deck for up to 2 Basic Pokemon and put them onto your bench.  Dedenne's second move is called Energy Short, this move also requires one colorless energy card and does 20 damage times the number of energy cards attached to your opponent's active Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Dedenne is a basic Pokemon with no evolutions, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card.  With that being said, this card would be a perfect starter type Pokemon card to use in any type deck.  Not only does this card have a high HP, low retreat cost and two moves, but this card will do major damage against your opponent's active Pokemon the more energy cards they get on it but Dedenne will also set up your bench very nicely.  So I would put at least 2 of these cards in a deck, I would try to get one of them in the active Pokemon spot to start the game, then the first turn you could use Entrainment to get 2 more Basic Pokemon on your bench, then after that you could use Energy Short, if your opponent attached an energy card and do 20 damage to that Pokemon.  What is really nice about this card is how it can help set up your bench, Entrainment will get the Pokemon there, then all you need is one energy card to attack, so you can put all of your other energy cards on your bench Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is one of the best Basic Pokemon cards that I've reviewed from the Furious Fists set so far.  I just really like the two different aspects of this card, the attacking power, and the ability to set up your bench.  I also like how it only requires colorless energy cards to use, making this card usable in any type deck.  So if you're building a deck, you definitely can't go wrong with including this card in it.

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Thundurus -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Thundurus Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Thundurus from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Thundurus is a basic, lightning type Pokemon card with an hp of 120, it has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Thundurus does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Raging Thunder Punch, this move requires two energy cards, one each of lightning and colorless, and does 30 damage, plus if your opponent's active Pokemon has a Pokemon Tool card attached to it, this move does 30 more damage, for a total of 60 damage.  Thundurus's second move is called Lightning Slam, this move requires three energy cards, two lightning and one colorless, and does 100 damage, however, you can't use this move two turns in a row.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Thundurus is a basic Pokemon with no evolutions, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card.  With that being said, if you're looking for a lot of power from a Basic Pokemon card, this is a card for you to use in your deck.  I would probably put one of these cards in a lightning type deck, stash it on the bench, get three energy cards on it, then move it to the active Pokemon spot when you for sure can knock out a Pokemon by doing 100 damage, use Lightning Slam one turn, then retreat it back to your bench and do the same thing later on down the road.  Raging Thunder Punch should only be used when you can't use Lightning Storm, so either you've used that move the previous turn or you only have two energy cards on Thundurus, or the defending Pokemon would be knocked out by 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an above average Basic Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set.  Regardless of what the moves are on this card, I would still give this card an above average rating because it has a massive HP and a very low retreat cost, but this card is even better than that because both moves Thundurus has are average to above average.  So if you're building a lightning type deck, I would recommend taking a very hard look at this card.

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Minun -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Minun Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Minun from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Minun is a basic, lightning type Pokemon card with an hp of 70, it has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Minun does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Negative Discard, this move requires one colorless energy card and allows you to put 2 energy cards from your discard pile into your hand.  Minun's second move is called Static Shock, this move requires one lightning type energy card and does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Minun is a basic Pokemon with no evolutions, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card.  With that being said, you could definitely use this card in a deck on its own, it would also work well with Plusle.  I would try and use this card fairly early in the game since it can do 20 damage for one energy card.  Ideally, I would get Plusle into the active Pokemon spot first, put one energy card on it, use Positive Hand two turns, then retreat Plusle and put Minun in, then I would use Negative Discard once to get the energy cards back that I discarded and then use Static Shock every turn.  I could easily see using 1 each of Plusle or Minun in a deck, or 2 of each separately.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an above average Basic Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set.  Like Plusle from yesterday, this card could definitely be used as a starter type Pokemon card, it has an above average HP, low retreat cost, and two very quick, and very solid moves.  So if you're building a lightning type deck, you can't go wrong with either Plusle or Minun in it.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Plusle -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Plusle Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Plusle from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Plusle is a basic, lightning type Pokemon card with an hp of 70, it has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Plusle does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Positive Hand, for one colorless energy card this move allows you to discard an energy card from your hand and draw two cards from your card.  Plusle's second move is called Electric Tail and for two energy cards, one each of lightning and colorless, the move does 30 damage, plus if you get a heads when flipping a coin, the defending Pokemon is paralyzed.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Plusle is a basic Pokemon with no evolutions, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card.  With that being said, this card could definitely be used as a starter type Pokemon in a lightning type deck.  You could use up to 2 of these in a deck, and try and get Plusle into the active Pokemon spot to start, immediately, you can use Positive Hand to try and get some evolution cards into your hand, then after that, if you have the cards you need in your hand, put one more energy card on Plusle and use Electric Tail the rest of the time until you retreat it.  Also, if you paralyze the defending Pokemon with Electric Tail, it will buy more time for you to set up your benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an above average Basic Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set that should definitely be used as a starter type Pokemon in a lightning type deck.  Not only does it have an above average HP, it has a low retreat cost, and two good moves.  So if you're building a lightning type deck, you definitely can't go wrong with putting one or two of these Plusle cards in it.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Electivire -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Electivire Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Electivire from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Electivire is a stage 1, lightning type Pokemon card, with an hp of 120.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Electivire does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Tag Team Spark, this move requires one lightning energy card and does 20 damage plus 20 more damage attached to your Magmortar.  Electivire's second move is called Gigavolt, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one lightning, and does 60 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin the move does 30 more damage, or if you get a tails the defending Pokemon is paralyzed.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Electivire is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Electabuzz into play (I reviewed Electabuzz from this set yesterday) and then evolve Electabuzz into Electivire.  If you read yesterday's review of Electabuzz, you'll know that I thought that card was a very solid Basic Pokemon card with a good HP and two average moves that could easily be used in a deck on its own.  So knowing this about Electabuzz and looking at this Electivire card, I would definitely recommend using this line in a deck.  If you want to utilize Tag Team Spark, you'll also want to use the line of Magmar and Magmortar from this set to pump up the attack on Tag Team Spark, but even if you don't use this line, I would still consider using a 1-1 or a 2-2 line of this family.  I would definitely try to get three energy cards on Electivire as soon as possible and then use Gigavolt every turn, not only does this move do average damage for the amount of energy cards it requires but it does either extra damage or paralyzes the defending Pokemon.  If you get Electivire into play before it has three energy cards on it, you'll have to use Tag Team Spark and do 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set.  This card is definitely a good Stage 1 Pokemon card, it has a really high HP, a move that is quick in only requiring one energy card to use, and a powerful attack that does 60 damage minimum.  So you can definitely not go wrong using this card in your lightning type deck, and together with Electabuzz, I give these two cards a 4 out of 5 rating, individually I gave Electabuzz a 3 and Electivire a 4.

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Electabuzz -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Electabuzz Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Electabuzz from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Electabuzz is a basic, lightning type Pokemon card with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Electabuzz does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move that this card has is called Light Punch, this move requires one lightning energy card and does 10 damage.  Electabuzz's second move is called Ambush, this move requires two energy cards, one each of lightning and colorless, and does 20 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin, this move does 40 damage total instead of 20.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Electabuzz is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Electivire, 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 could definitely be used as a starter type Pokemon in a lightning type deck.  You could easily use 1 or 2 of these in your deck, trying to get one of them into the active Pokemon spot to start the game.  You would use whichever move you have the necessary energy cards for, and once you get two energy cards on Electabuzz you would then be able to set up your benched Pokemon.  Ambush is the move to use when you can because if you get a heads both times you use it, or at least once out of two turns, you should be able to knock out most Basic Pokemon cards that have an evolution.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, this is an average Basic Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set.  There really isn't anything too bad or anything spectacular on this card, it is just solid all around.  The HP on this card is good, but the retreat cost is a tad high, so they balance each other out.  Electabuzz's two moves are both average which makes this card a candidate for a starter type position in a lightning type deck.

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Raichu -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Raichu Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Raichu from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Raichu is a stage 1, lightning type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Raichu does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Thunder Shock, for two energy cards, one each of lightning and colorless, this move does 30 damage, plus it paralyzes the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when flipping a coin.  Raichu's second move is called Electro Ball, this move requires three energy cards, two lightning and one colorless, and does 80 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Raichu is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Pikachu into play (I reviewed Pikachu from this set yesterday) and then evolve Pikachu into Raichu.  If you read yesterday's review of Pikachu, you'll know that I thought that card was a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card.  It had everything you would like on a Basic Pokemon card except for a move that requires only one energy card to use, because of that I gave the card a 2 rating instead of a 3, but I stated that if you really needed one more card for your deck, that card could definitely be used.  So knowing this about Pikachu and looking at this Raichu card, I would definitely consider using a 1-1 or a 2-2 line of this Pokemon family in a deck.  You could get Pikachu or Raichu into the active Pokemon spot early and use Thunder Shock first and then move on to Electro Ball, or you could set up Raichu on the bench, get three energy cards on it, and then move it to the active Pokemon spot and do 80 damage every single turn with Electro Ball.  A very nice thing about this card is that it has a low HP for the amount of damage it can do, so you can easily play this card later in the game and retreat it for basically nothing.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set.  There really isn't anything that I dislike about this card.  Raichu is fairly quick on the attack, and both moves this card has do above average damage.  The only thing actually average on this card is its HP, which can always be made higher by using Potion cards on Raichu when battling.  So overall, if you're building a lightning type deck, I would definitely recommend using this line, together, I would give Pikachu and Raichu a very solid 3 out of 5 rating, individually Pikachu was a 2 and Raichu was a 4.

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Pikachu -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Pikachu Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Pikachu from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Pikachu is a basic, lightning type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Pikachu does not have an Ability and it only has one move, the only move this card has is called Thunder Shock, for two energy cards, one each of colorless and lightning, and does 20 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin the active Pokemon of your opponent's is paralyzed.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Pikachu is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Raichu, 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 I would consider using one of these cards in a lightning type deck.  I would try and get it into the active Pokemon spot early in the game, get two energy cards on it and use Thunder Shock every turn.  The earlier in the game you use Pikachu the more time you'll have to set up your benched Pokemon, because if you paralyze the defending Pokemon and make them unable to attack, 60 HP will go a lot farther than it should.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, this is a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set.  Like I said, this card could be used in a deck on its own, but I would use only 1 at the most.  This card has an average HP, one good move, but it does take a while to use, and a low retreat cost.  So I would recommend looking for better lightning type cards out there to use, but if you really like Pikachu or need one more card for your deck, this one isn't that bad.

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Aurorus -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Aurorus Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Aurorus from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Aurorus is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130.  It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Aurorus' Ability is called Ice Shield and says that any damage done to any of your water Pokemon in play that have water energy cards attached to them is reduced by 20.  Aurorus' second move is called Icy Wind, this move requires four energy cards, three colorless and one water, and does 70 damage, plus it puts the defending Pokemon to sleep.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Aurorus is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Amaura into play (I reviewed Amaura from this set yesterday) and then evolve Amaura into Aurorus.  If you read yesterday's review of Amaura, you'll know that I thought that card was a below average Basic Pokemon card because it had a really high retreat cost, and one move that costs a lot to use and does below average damage.  So knowing this about Amaura and looking at this Aurorus card, I would not recommend using this card in the active Pokemon spot in a game.  However, I would definitely recommend using a 1-1-1 line of Sail Fossil, Amaura, and Aurorus if you're using Seismitoad EX in your deck.  That way, you can get Aurorus on your bench, and use its Ability to protect your benched Pokemon when using Seismitoad's Grenade Hammer move that does 30 damage to two of your benched Pokemon.  Other than that, Icy Wind requires a lot of energy cards to do only 70 damage, but if you have the time and energy cards it would be an okay move to use, the only thing is you have to give up three of those energy cards when retreating Aurorus.

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.  Even though I am giving this card a below average rating, like I mentioned above, if you are using Seismitoad EX in your deck, this card would get a much a higher rating and should be used.  But on its own, this card is too slow and takes too long to get evolved for me to want to use this card in a deck.  Unless you really like defensive themed decks, I would look for a better Pokemon line.  Together with Amaura, I would give this Pokemon family a 2 out of 5 rating, both cards are below average individually and together.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Amaura -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Amaura Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Amaura from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Amaura is a restored (Basic), water type Pokemon card with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Amaura does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Stampede, for one water energy card this move does 20 damage.  Amaura's second move is called Aurora Beam, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one water, and does 50 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Amaura is a Restored Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Aurorus, 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 of course you'll have to get the card into play using the Trainer called Sail Fossil, this trainer card allows you to search the bottom 7 cards of your deck and if you find an Amaura there you can put it onto your bench.  Other than that, you can't get Amaura into the active play area.  So if you choose to use this card in a deck, you'll need to include at least 1 Sail Fossil trainer for each Amaura you plan on using.  For me, it is an easy decision because I wouldn't use any Amaura in my deck unless I planned on evolving it again.  Stampede is an above average move, but Aurora Beam does too little damage for the amount of energy cards it requires and with such a high retreat cost, you can't use Amaura just for its Stampede move.  So if you do decide to use a Sail Fossil and an Amaura card in your deck, make sure to get a few energy cards on this card before you put it into the active Pokemon spot, or be prepared to attach three more energy cards on Amaura when in the active Pokemon spot to retreat it.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, this is a below average Restored Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set.  I do like that this card has a high HP, and two moves, but this card is a Restored Pokemon, which makes it harder to use, it has an extremely high retreat cost, and only one of Amaura's moves is that great.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Clawitzer -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Clawitzer Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Clawitzer from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Clawitzer is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Clawitzer does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Reverse Thrust, for one water energy card this move does 30 damage, however after using this move you must switch Clawitzer with one of your benched Pokemon.  Clawitzer's second move is called Splash Cannon, this move requires three colorless energy cards and does 50 damage plus 20 more damage for each water energy card attached to this Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Clawitzer is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Clauncher into play (I reviewed Clauncher from this set yesterday) and then evolve Clauncher into Clawitzer.  If you read yesterday's review of Clauncher, you'll know that I thought that card was a very poor Basic Pokemon card because of its terrible moves.  Because Clauncher is so bad, if you use this Clawitzer card with it, make sure to set the line up on the bench, you can then get three water energy cards on Clawitzer before moving it to the active Pokemon spot.  When it is moved to the active Pokemon spot, you can use Splash Cannon every turn doing 110 damage a turn, then when Clawitzer is about to feint, you can use Reverse Thrust, doing damage and then retreating it for free.  I would definitely consider using this Pokemon family in a water type deck and would consider using a 1-1 line of Clauncher and Clawitzer.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set.  I like that this card has an above average HP plus two moves that work very nicely together.  So overall with Clauncher, I would give this line from the Furious Fists set a 3 out of 5 rating, Clauncher was a 1 individually so it shows how much I like this Clawitzer card.  So if you need some power in your water type deck, this card is definitely one to consider.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Clauncher -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Clauncher Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Clauncher from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Clauncher is a basic, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Clauncher does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Bubble, for one water energy card this move paralyzes the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when you flip a coin.  Clauncher's second move is called Crabhammer, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one water, and does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Clauncher is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Clawitzer, 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 I would definitely recommend not using this card.  I say this because not only is Clauncher extremely slow to do damage, but if you try and attack for only one energy card it may not work because Bubble is a coin flip based move.  So I would make sure and avoid this card at all costs unless of course you're going to use this card with Clawitzer, but in that case I would make sure and keep this card on the bench.  If you use this card in your deck, I don't think I would put three energy cards on this card to do only 30 damage a turn, I would only use Bubble and save those other two energy cards for some of my other Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, this is a very below average Basic Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set.  I do like that this card has a low retreat cost, average HP, and two moves, but both of the moves this card has are extremely poor, thus making me give this card a very low rating, and telling everyone to avoid using this card in a deck on its own.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Beartic -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Beartic Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Beartic from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Beartic is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130.  It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Beartic does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Igloo Hold, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 20 damage plus 20 more damage for each colorless energy card in your opponent's active Pokemon's retreat cost.  Beartic's second move is called Mountain Drop, this move requires four energy cards, two each of colorless and water, and does 80 damage, plus if there is a Stadium card in play, the move does 40 more damage for a total of 120 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Beartic is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Cubchoo into play (I reviewed Cubchoo from this set yesterday) and then evolve Cubchoo into Beartic.  If you read yesterday's review of Cubchoo, you'll know that I thought that card was a below average Basic Pokemon card even though it did have two moves and a high HP, but both moves on the card are below average and the card does have a higher retreat cost.  Because Cubchoo isn't the greatest and Beartic has such a high retreat cost, I would only consider putting a 1-1 line of Cubchoo and Beartic in a water type deck.  I would recommend setting up this line on the bench, and getting two energy cards on Beartic for sure so you can use Igloo Hold when the time comes.  I would keep Beartic on the bench until your opponent plays a card that has a three or four energy card retreat cost, then for only two energy cards you could do 80 to 100 damage.  But when you do put this card into the active Pokemon spot, you'll have to add two more energy cards to it if you want to retreat it.  So once you move Beartic into the active Pokemon spot to use Igloo Hold, you might as well get the energy cards on it to use Mountain Drop.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set.  Like Cubchoo from this set, this card has a high HP and two moves that potentially could do a lot of damage.  However, Beartic is very slow to set up, and it has an insanely high retreat cost, so this line should be used with caution.  So if you are building a water type deck, this Pokemon line of Cubchoo and Beartic, which would get a combined rating from me of 2, with both individual cards receiving 2s as well, should be considered but no more than 1 of each card should be used.

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Cubchoo -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Cubchoo Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Cubchoo from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Cubchoo is a basic, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Cubchoo does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Fury Swipes, for one water energy card this move does 10 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip 3 coins.  Cubchoo's second move is called Frost Breath, this move requires three energy cards, two water and one colorless, and does 40 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Cubchoo is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Beartic, 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 I would not recommend using this card in a deck.  I say this because the first move Cubchoo has, Fury Swipes, depends on coin flips and may end up doing no damage at all, and the second move Cubchoo has, Frost Breath, does way below average damage for the amount of energy cards it requires to attack.  However, if you use this card in a deck, I would try to get it into the active Pokemon spot early and use Fury Swipes every turn.  If you have some luck with this move, you could easily do 20 or 30 damage a turn for only one energy card while you're setting up your benched Pokemon, the only downside to this is that you'll then have to attach one more energy card to Cubchoo just to retreat it.  Unless you're evolving Cubchoo into Beartic, I would not put three energy cards on Cubchoo to use Frost Breath.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set.  This card does have some positives in that it has a high HP, and two moves.  However, like I mentioned above, neither move this card has is that great, and the retreat cost is higher than the first move Cubchoo has so you can just put one energy card on this card and be done with it.  So if you're building a water type deck, you could definitely take a look at this card for it, but I would recommend passing.

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Seismitoad EX Full Art -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Seismitoad EX Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Seismitoad EX and Seismitoad EX Full Art from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Seismitoad EX is a basic, EX, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 180. It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Seismitoad does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Quaking Punch, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 30 damage, plus it makes your opponent unable to play any item cards from their hand during their next turn.  Seismitoad's second move is called Grenade Hammer, this move requires three energy cards, two water and one colorless, and does 130 damage, however it also does 30 damage to 2 of your own benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Seismitoad EX is a basic Pokemon card you won't need to use any other cards with this card.  But remember, because this card is an EX card, if this card is knocked out, two prize cards are taken instead of one.  So knowing this about Seismitoad EX, if you're looking to build a water type deck and need a really powerful Pokemon, I would definitely recommend using this EX card in that deck.  However, because this card does do damage to your own Pokemon, I probably wouldn't use more than 1 of these cards in a deck.  What I would do with this card, is set it up on the bench, get three energy cards on it, then move this card to the active Pokemon spot and use Grenade Hammer every turn.  I would probably try and only have a couple of benched Pokemon at the time to make sure to not knock out a bunch of your own benched Pokemon, also including several Potion cards in your deck would be a good idea.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an above average EX Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set.  If you're looking for a powerful card to use in your water type deck, this card is definitely a good one for you.  It can do 130 damage per turn for only three energy cards and prevent your opponent from using Item cards if you use Seismitoad's first move.  Just be aware that if you use this card in your deck, it will end up doing 30 damage a turn to two of your benched Pokemon, so you'll have to prepare for that.

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Glaceon -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Glaceon Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Glaceon from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Glaceon is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to metal type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Glaceon does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that it has is called Blizzard, for one water energy card this move does 30 damage plus 10 damage to each of your opponent's benched Pokemon.  Glaceon's second move is called Ice Edge, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one water, and does 60 damage, plus if you get a heads when flipping a coin the move does 30 more damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Glaceon is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Eevee into play and then evolve Eevee into Glaceon.  I actually have not reviewed Eevee from this set yet because it is a colorless type card, so in this section I will just assume Eevee is an average card and that you are basically going to have to use that card in order to use Glaceon.  So looking at this Glaceon card, I would highly recommend using it, especially in a spread damage type deck, and especially with the last Pokemon line I just reviewed, Poliwag, Poliwhirl, Poliwrath, and Politoed.  If you use this card with that family, you can utilize Politoed's Ability and only have to use one energy card on Glaceon to do any of its attacks.  I would try and get this Glaceon card into the active Pokemon spot as early in the game as possible and use Blizzard at least one turn, just making sure all of your opponent's benched Pokemon have damage on them.  After they all have at least 10 damage on them, I would then use Ice Edge every turn.  I would again, highly recommend using this card in a deck, and I would use a 2-2 line of Eevee and Glaceon.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an excellent Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set.  There isn't anything that I don't like about this card, and this card really should get an even better rating than 5 if you use it in a spread damage type deck, especially with the Politoed and Poliwrath line.  This card has a low retreat cost, average HP, and two very good moves.  So you should definitely take a look at this card when building a water type deck or a spread damage type deck.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Politoed -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Politoed Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Politoed from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Politoed is a stage 2, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Politoed's Ability is called King's Song and says that you can ignore all of your colorless energy cards in the attacks of any of your Poliwag, Poliwhirl, and Poliwrath cards in play.  Besides the Ability, Politoed just has one move called Hyper Voice, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one water, and does 70 damage a turn.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Politoed is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Poliwag into play and then evolve it into Poliwhirl before you can evolve Poliwhirl into Poliwrath, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last couple of days. If you've read my reviews of Poliwag and Poliwhirl you'll know that I thought both cards were around average individually and could be used very well with the other stage 2 evolution in this line, Poliwrath.  I really liked Poliwhirl in a spread damage type deck since it could do 100 damage a turn if the defending Pokemon had damage on it already and Poliwrath from this set also was able to do spread damage.  Even though I like Poliwrath from this set quite a bit, I would definitely include one Politoed card in a deck I had the Poliwrath line in just so I could use Politoed's Ability, I would probably include a 3-3-2-1 line of Poliwag, Poliwhirl, Poliwrath, and Politoed in a spread damage type deck.  If you can get Politoed onto your bench and utilize its Ability, you can make Poliwag, Poliwhirl, and Poliwrath attack for free because each of these cards have moves that require only colorless energy cards on them.  But, if you do have to put this card into the active Pokemon spot, Hyper Voice is an above average move, and you can easily retreat it for only one energy card.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an awesome Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set that not only is the best rating for a Stage 2 card, but this card gives the entire Pokemon family of Poliwag, Poliwhirl, Poliwrath, and Politoed from this set a 5 out of 5 rating, you can't go wrong with using all of these Pokemon in a deck, especially a spread damage type deck, as soon as you can get Politoed on your bench, the rest of the Pokemon in this family can attack for almost no energy at all, you can then attach more energy cards to your other Pokemon and not have to worry about the attack costs for any of these Pokemon.  So to summarize my ratings, I gave Poliwag a 2, Poliwhirl a 3, Poliwrath a 4, and Politoed a 5, but altogether this line is great and gets a 5 out of 5 rating from me.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Poliwrath -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Poliwrath Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Poliwrath from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Poliwrath is a stage 2, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Poliwrath does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Steamroll, for three colorless energy cards this move does 60 damage, plus it does 30 damage to one of your opponent's benched Pokemon.  Poliwrath's second move is called Submission, this move requires four energy cards, two each of colorless and water, and does 130 damage, however this move does do 30 damage to Poliwrath.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Poliwrath is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Poliwag into play and then evolve it into Poliwhirl before you can evolve Poliwhirl into Poliwrath, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last couple of days.  Poliwhirl does have another stage 2 evolution in Politoed which I'll be reviewing tomorrow.  If you've read my reviews of Poliwag and Poliwhirl you'll know that I thought both cards were around average individually and could be used without Poliwrath.  I really liked Poliwhirl in a spread damage type deck since it could do 100 damage a turn if the defending Pokemon had damage on it already.  So knowing this about Poliwhirl and looking at this Poliwrath card, I again would recommend to use this Pokemon line in a spread damage type deck.  I would put a 3-2-2 line of Poliwag, Poliwhirl, and Poliwrath in a deck.  I would try and get a Pokemon that does 10 damage to all of the opponent's Pokemon in the active Pokemon spot first, then I would put in Poliwhirl and use its move that does 100 damage a turn, in the meantime I would try and set up another line of this family on my bench, get four energy cards on it, and then put Poliwrath into the active Pokemon spot later in the game, I could then use Steamroll and hopefully knock out some of my Pokemon's benched Pokemon, and when it is late in the game be able to knock out the defending Pokemon by using Submission and doing 130 damage.  If you do use Poliwrath a lot in your deck, I would make sure to include some Potion cards in your deck to heal that 30 damage Poliwrath does to itself.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a very good Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set.  The only thing I don't like that much about this card is that it is slow on the attack requiring a minimum of 3 energy cards, but if you set this card up on your bench and are patient with it, this card can do a minimum of 90 damage total per turn and a maximum of 130 damage per turn every single turn.  So if you're building a water type deck or more specifically a water type, spread damage type deck, this Pokemon line is a must.  Altogether I would give this entire line a 4 out of 5 rating, it is just a great line overall, and one that can do a lot of damage to many Pokemon at once.  Individually I gave Poliwag a 2 rating, Poliwhirl a 3, and Poliwrath a 4.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Poliwhirl -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Poliwhirl Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Poliwhirl from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card set.  Poliwhirl is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Poliwhirl does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Rain Splash, for one water energy card this move does 20 damage.  Poliwhirl's second move is called Finishing Blow, this move requires three colorless energy cards and does 50 damage, plus if your opponent's active Pokemon has an damage counters on it, this move does 100 total damage instead of 50.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Poliwhirl is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Poliwag into play (I reviewed Poliwag from this set yesterday) and then evolve Poliwag into Poliwhirl.  Poliwhirl does have a two stage 2 evolutions in Poliwrath and Politoed that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed those cards yet, the strategy below will act like Poliwhirl is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review of Poliwag, you'll know that I thought that card was a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card, the main reason it being below average is because you had to put three energy cards on it in order to use its second move, but I stated that if you used it with this Poliwhirl card is was more like an average card.  So looking at this Poliwhirl card, I would highly recommend using this card if you're building a spread damage type deck, that way you could keep Poliwag and Poliwhirl on the bench, use a Pokemon in the active Pokemon spot that does 10 damage to all of your opponent's Pokemon, get three energy cards on Poliwhirl, and then put Poliwhirl into the active Pokemon spot and use Finishing Blow every turn, and since all of the Pokemon your opponent has should have damage on them, Finishing Blow should be able to do 100 damage every turn.  Since Finishing Blow requires colorless energy cards, this card will work in any type deck.  If you aren't building a spread damage type deck, I would probably hold off on using this card until I see what Poliwrath and Politoed look like from this set.  But if you do use Poliwhirl in a non spread damage type deck, I would use Rain Splash when you can and Finishing Blow the rest of the turns.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average to slightly above average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set.  I like this card a lot if it is used in a spread damage type deck and even if it isn't, it is still a good card, the only thing really only this card back from dominating is that Poliwhirl has a low HP at only 80.  So together with Poliwag from this set, I would give the two cards a 3 out of 5 rating, they are an average line so far, but definitely a line that could be used in a deck.

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Poliwag -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Poliwag Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Poliwag from the Furious Fists set.  Poliwag is a basic, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Poliwag does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Rain Splash, for one water energy card this move does 10 damage.  Poliwag's second move is called Spiral Current, this move requires three colorless energy cards and does 20 damage, plus it confuses the defending Pokemon and makes it unable to retreat during its next turn.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Poliwag is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Poliwhirl and a two stage 2 evolutions in Poliwrath and Politoed, which I'll be reviewing the next three days, you'll more than likely want to use those cards with this Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed those cards yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolutions.  So on its own, I would recommend using this card in your deck for sure if you need one more Basic Pokemon card to use as a starter type card in your deck, or if you know for sure that you're going to evolve it eventually.  If you're going to use this card on its own, I would recommend putting it into the active Pokemon spot early in the game and using Rain Splash most turns while getting stronger Pokemon set up on your bench.  But, this card is really more useful with its evolutions so you could then put it into the active Pokemon spot early in the game and get three energy cards on it and use Spiral Current and then eventually evolve Poliwag.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, on its own, this is a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set.  This card really is pretty average overall, but Spiral Current is not a good move at all damage wise for the amount of energy cards it requires, so that is why I'm giving this card a below average rating.  But this card will definitely fare better if you use it with an evolution that way you would have a reason to put three energy cards on Poliwag.  So if you're looking for an okay Basic Pokemon card for your deck, this card could be used, but I would probably look elsewhere first.

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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Blaziken -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Blaziken Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Blaziken from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Blaziken is a stage 2, fire type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Blaziken does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Clutch, for two colorless energy cards this move does 50 damage, plus it makes your opponent's active Pokemon unable to retreat during their next turn.  Blaziken's second move is called Burning Shot, this move requires four energy cards, two each of fire and colorless, and does 150 damage to one of your opponent's benched Pokemon, however you must discard 2 energy cards attached to Blaziken after using this move.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Blaziken is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Torchic into play and then evolve it into Combusken before you can evolve Combusken into Blaziken, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last couple of days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that I thought both cards individually were average but because both were based on coin flips to do above average damage I recommended to either use Torchic on its own as a starter type Pokemon, or wait and use the entire family together, so from Torchic up to Blaziken.  So if you want to use this entire family in a deck, make sure it is a fire type deck and use a 2-1-1 line of Torchic, Combusken, and Blaziken.  Like I mentioned, Torchic will be a decent starter type Pokemon so that is why I would use 2 of them.  As far as Blaziken is concerned, I would either get Blaziken into the active Pokemon spot very early in the game and use Clutch many times or I would leave Blaziken on the bench and get at least 4 energy cards, possibly 6 total on it, then when it was put in the active Pokemon spot I would use Burning Shot two turns in a row and knock out two of my opponent's Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a very good Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set.  This card is nice in that it provides two different strategies you can implement with Blaziken making it a more exciting card in your deck.  Plus the low retreat cost is nice later in the game you can retreat it for a low cost instead of having it knocked out.  But even though Blaziken is an above average card to me, altogether, I can only give this Pokemon family a 3 out of 5 rating, I say this because the first two Pokemon in this line, which both received 3 ratings from me, are just too risky to use all of the time.  So if you're looking for a solid fire type Pokemon family, this one is definitely worth the consideration.

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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Combusken -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Combusken Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Combusken from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card set.  Combusken is a stage 1, fire type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Combusken does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Slash, for two colorless energy cards this move does 30 damage.  Combusken's second move is called Midair Strike, for three energy cards, two colorless and one fire, this move does 50 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin, this move does 20 more damage for a total of 70 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Combusken is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Torchic into play (I reviewed Torchic from this set yesterday) and then evolve Torchic into Combusken.  Combusken does have a stage 2 evolution in Blaziken 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 Combusken is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review of Torchic, you'll know that I thought that card was an average Basic Pokemon card even though it required two energy cards for its only attack and may only do 10 damage a turn, but I still gave it an average rating because Torchic's only move had the potential to do 40 damage a turn and the HP and retreat cost on that card were both good.  So knowing that Torchic could be used on its own in a deck and looking at this Combusken card, I could possibly see using a 2-1 line of Torchic and Combusken in a deck, but I would probably either just use Torchic or make sure to use Blaziken in my deck as well.  I say this because Combusken is similar to Torchic in that the moves it has are okay, but based on a coin flip they could be better.  But because both Torchic and Combusken rely on the strategy and because Combusken has a lower HP, I would be more cautious using Combusken in my deck.  But if you do use Combusken in your deck, I would make sure to have two energy cards on Torchic before you evolve it, that way you can use Slash every turn or put one more energy card on Combusken and use Midair Strike.  This move does do below average damage, but can do slightly more than average damage with a heads when flipping a coin.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set.  Even though I say it is an average card, it is probably at the bottom of my 3 rating range, thus I would recommend against using this card in a deck without Blaziken just because Combusken as a lower HP, and Midair Strike does below average damage if you're not lucky.  So just looking at Combusken it is average, but if you combine it with Torchic from this set, which is always based on coin flips, I would give these two cards together a 2 out of 5 rating and like I said earlier, I would rather use Torchic alone than pair it with Combusken.  So I gave both of these Pokemon individually 3 ratings, but together they get a 2.

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Torchic -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Torchic Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Torchic from the Furious Fists set.  Torchic is a basic, fire type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Torchic does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Quick Attack, for two energy cards, one each of fire and colorless, this move does 10 damage, but if you get a heads when you flip a coin, this move does 40 damage total instead of 10.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Torchic is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Combusken and a stage 2 evolution in Blaziken, which I'll be reviewing the next two days, you'll more than likely want to use those cards with this Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed those cards yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolutions.  So on its own, I would consider using one of these cards in a fire type deck as a starter type Pokemon.  The reason I would only use one of this card if I were to use it at all is because Quick Attack doesn't do much damage for two energy cards if you don't get a heads when flipping a coin, but if you do get a heads, 40 damage is very good for only two energy cards.  So strategy wise, make sure and get this card into the active Pokemon spot very early in the game, then you'll need to get two energy cards on Torchic to be able to use Quick Attack every single turn, you'll also want to hope for some luck with this card so you can do way above average damage every single turn.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average Basic Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set.  Even though Torchic's Quick Attack move will probably do below average damage for the amount of energy cards it requires I am still giving this card an average rating based on the potential Quick Attack can do and for the fact Torchic has a solid HP, and low retreat cost.  So if you're in need of a Basic Pokemon card for your fire type deck, this one should definitely be considered.

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Magmortar -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Magmortar Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Magmortar from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Magmortar is a stage 1, fire type Pokemon card, with an hp of 120.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Magmortar does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Flame Charge, for one fire energy card this move does 30 damage, plus it allows you to search your deck for a fire energy card and attach it to Magmortar.  Magmortar's second move is called Twin Bursts, this move requires four energy cards, three colorless and one fire, and does 80 damage, plus if Electivire is on your bench, this move does 80 more damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Magmortar is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Magmar into play (I reviewed Magmar from this set yesterday) and then evolve Magmar into Magmortar.  If you read yesterday's review of Magmar, you'll know that I thought that card was an average Basic Pokemon card that I gave a little below average rating to because of its higher retreat cost and move that made you discard an energy card each turn.  So knowing this about Magmar and looking at this Magmortar card, the only time I think I would use this family in a deck would be if I were building a dual type deck of lightning and fire type Pokemon, that way I could utilize the extra damage that Twin Bursts does and do 160 damage every single turn.  So, I would only recommend using Magmortar in a deck with Electivire, I would set up Magmar and then Magmortar on the bench, get four energy cards on it, and then make sure Electivire is on the bench before moving Magmortar to the active Pokemon spot.  After that, I would make sure and use Twin Bursts every single turn.  I wouldn't use more than a 2-2 line of Magmar and Magmortar in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set.  If this card were just to be used in a regular, all fire type deck, that is the rating I would give it, I would pump this card up to a 4 rating if I were to use it in a dual type deck like I discussed above.  So overall, I would give the combination of Magmar and Magmortar from this set, a 3 out of 5 rating, both cards are good together and about average, so they are definitely worth a look.

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