Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Larvitar 41/124 -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Larvitar Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Larvitar from the Fates Collide set.  This is the second of the two Larvitar cards that I've reviewed from this set.  Larvitar is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card with an HP of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Larvitar card does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Mountain Munch, for one colorless energy card this move allows you to discard the top card of your opponent's deck.  Larvitar's second move is called Corkscrew Punch and for two colorless energy cards does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Larvitar is a basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Pupitar, and a Stage 2 evolution in Tyranitar, which I'll be reviewing in the next couple of weeks, you'll more than likely want to use some of those Pokemon with this card, however, since I have not reviewed any of those cards yet I will look at this card on its own and then compare it with yesterday's Larvitar card.  So, on its own, the first thing that jumps out at me about this card is that it has a lower HP and to attack needs two energy cards, which makes it a less than ideal starter type Pokemon, thus leading me to recommend not using this card on its own.  Compared to yesterday's card, this card is worse in my opinion, since it has a lower HP, is slower on the attack, and can do equal amount of damage for one more energy card.  So if you're forced to play one of the two Larvitar cards from the Fates Collide set, go with yesterday's card, since it can do 20 damage per turn for one energy card, and even though it does 10 damage to Larvitar every time it attacks, its higher HP is better.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card.  This card is worse than yesterday's Larvitar card and although it has two moves and a low retreat cost, I cannot recommend using this card on its own in a deck, it is too slow on the attack and has too low of an HP.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Larvitar from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Larvitar's Stage 1 evolution form in Pupitar, which is also 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 --
True or False?  This is the only English set to include two Larvitar cards.
Please comment with your answer and a link to your YouTube channel.  Only one entry per person per day.  Approximately 24 hours after this review has been posted, I will use a random number generator to select a commenter who has commented with the correct answer. 


Robin Arnold said...

False (TRR)


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