Friday, February 6, 2015

Fearow -- Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Review

Fearow Phantom Forces Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Fearow from the Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Set.  Fearow is a stage 1, colorless type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Fearow does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Fly, for two colorless energy cards this move does 40 damage, however you must flip a coin when using this move, if you get a heads all effects of an attack by your opponent during their next turn are prevented, if you get a tails, Fly does nothing at all.  Fearow's second move is called Drill Peck and does 60 damage for three colorless energy cards.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Fearow is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Spearow into play (I reviewed Spearow from this set yesterday) and then evolve Spearow into Fearow.  If you read yesterday's review of Spearow, you'll know that I thought that card was an average Basic Pokemon card that would move to above average if used in a spread damage type deck since the only move it had could do 10 damage for one colorless energy card, but it made the opponent switch out their active Pokemon every turn.  So knowing this about Spearow and looking at this Fearow card, I would just stick with putting one Spearow card in a spread damage type deck and not using Fearow at all.  I say this because not only Fearow not contribute to the spread damage style of Spearow, but neither move it has is that great and you for sure have to put three energy cards on Fearow to make sure and do some damage.  So I would not recommend using Fearow at all.  If you do choose to use Fearow in a deck, I wouldn't use more than a 1-1 line, and I would try and get Spearow into the active Pokemon spot early to spread damage around, then possibly retreat it, evolve it into Fearow on the bench, get three energy cards on it, then use Drill Peck every turn.  I am not a big fan of coin flip based moves, so I would avoid Fly.

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 Phantom Forces set.  Despite having an average HP, low retreat cost, and two moves, I am still giving this card a below average rating, mainly because of its two average to below average moves.  I just want something more than this when using a Stage 1 card in my deck.  So together with Spearow from this set, I can't give these two cards higher than a 2 rating.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Fearow from the Phantom Forces set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Chansey, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

Free Pokemon TCG Online Code Cards:
Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
How many colorless type Pokemon cards are in the Phantom Forces set?
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.


Chasista said...


There are 13 of them


Ivan Hintoro said...

It's 13.

From 78/119 Spearow to 90/119 furfrou

My Youtube Usename: Syah Maru

EXOticFlame 317 said...


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Cabal said...



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Satyam Kapoor said...


name: satyam kapoor

pokemon lover said...

pokemon lover

Niruth Kashyap said...


YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap


thevideogamedude 87 said...


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Alexander laabs said...


Austin Chemelli said...

There are 13 of them
Austin Chemelli

ACT said...


Youtube User: AfutureV

guess my name said...

13 colorless type pokemon cards in phantom forces set

NAME: guess my name
(no kidding)

my youtube channel:

xHatashi said...




Mujtaba Faisal said...
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Mujtaba Faisal said...

The answer is 13.It's my first time here and i really enjoyed reading all the pokemon reviews.I don't have a youtube channel so i shall give u my email which is:
THANKS!!! said...

the answer is 13.


PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to pokemon lover for winning!