Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Tangrowth from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set. Tangrowth is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost. Tangrowth does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Mega Drain, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one grass, and does 50 damage, plus it heals 20 damage from Tangrowth. Tangrowth's second move is called Grass Knot, this move requires four energy cards, two each of colorless and grass, and does 80 damage plus 10 more damage for each colorless energy in your opponent's retreat cost.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Tangrowth is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Tangela into play (I reviewed Tangela from this set yesterday) and then evolve Tangela into Tangrowth. If you read yesterday's review of Tangela, you'll know that I thought that card was a below average Basic Pokemon card, it had a good HP, and one good move, but its retreat cost was a little high and both moves that it did have required at least two energy cards to use. So knowing this about Tangela and looking at this Tangrowth card, if you want to use this line in your deck, I would highly recommend only using a 1-1 line of these two Pokemon and setting them both up on the bench, since both have high retreat costs. I would then make sure and get four energy cards on Tangrowth before moving it to the active Pokemon spot, and also to make sure that you will be knocking out the defending Pokemon in a turn or two with Grass Knot before moving it to the active Pokemon spot because you'll have to give up four energy cards to retreat Tangrowth. I am not a big fan of Mega Drain, I would only use it to restore HP whenever the defending Pokemon can be knocked out with 50 damage or less. This line isn't that great in my opinion, but if you include a couple of Switch trainer cards in your deck, this card and line will seem that much better.
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 Primal Clash set. Besides having an extremely high retreat cost, this card is pretty average, as long as you have time to set this card up, it can do major damage to your opponent's Pokemon and heal itself along the way. So if you're building a grass type deck, and looking for a solid, but not spectacular Pokemon line to use, I would recommend taking a look at this line, which I would give a combined 3 out of 5 rating.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
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