Thursday, February 5, 2015

Spearow -- Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Review

Spearow Phantom Forces Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Spearow from the Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Set.  Spearow is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Spearow does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that it has is called Whirlwind, this move requires one colorless energy card and does 10 damage, plus your opponent must switch their active Pokemon with one of their benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Spearow is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Fearow, 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 could definitely see using this card in a deck if I were to build a spread damage type deck.  I would try and get this Spearow card into the active Pokemon spot to start the game, and then get 10 damage on as many Pokemon as I could, so then I could put in a card from my deck later in the game that does let's say 40 more damage if the defending Pokemon has damage on it already, and this Spearow card should do that for us perfectly.  Outside of a spread damage type deck, this card still could be used, since it has an average HP, and a quick move, but I would not recommend using it as much.  At most, I would use one of these in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Fearow, this card is an average Basic Pokemon card from the Phantom Forces set, that would get a slight bump in rating if you're using it in a spread damage type deck.  There really isn't anything to complain about on this card except for that it is limited in what it can do.  It has an average HP, average retreat cost, and a quick, but pretty average move.  So again, if you're building a spread damage type deck, I would give this card a hard look, otherwise, you can probably skip over the thought.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Spearow from the Phantom Forces set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Spearow's stage 1 evolution Fearow, 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 --
What was the first English set to include a Spearow card, and what rarity was that card?
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.


brezaboy said...

The first English set to include a Spearow card was Jungle set and the rarity was common


Cabal said...

Jungle set, Common rarity


Chasista said...

First was Jungle set #62/64.
Rarity was Common.


andrea sindoni said...

The first English set to include a Spearow was Jungle set, rarity was common , Number 62/64

Youtube name:MetalBox


xHatashi said...

In the Jungle set as Common



Serge B. said...

Spearow common, english jungle set

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EXOticFlame 317 said...

Jungle set, common rarity

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Niruth Kashyap said...

Jungle set and common rarity.

YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap


Zed said...

Jungle set,Common

thevideogamedude 87 said...


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Pokomon Mazter said...



Youtube Channel:Pokomon Mazter


Captain6357 said...

Jungle Set, Rarity: Common


ACT said...

The first Eng set to include a Spearow was Jungle set
The rarity is common and the Number is 62/64

Youtube User: AfutureV said...

jungle set, rarity is common

Satyam Kapoor said...

jungle set
common rarity

name: satyam kapoor

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to brezaboy for winning!