Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Tyranitar -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Tyranitar Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Tyranitar from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  Tyranitar is a stage 2, darkness type Pokemon card, with an hp of 160.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Tyranitar's Ability is called Raging Roar and says that when you evolve Pupitar into Tyranitar, using this card, you may attach a darkness energy card from your discard pile to Tyranitar for each prize card your opponent has taken.  Besides the Ability, Tyranitar just has one move called Dark Mountain that requires 5 darkness energy cards to use and does 150 damage plus 50 more damage for supporter card you find when discarding the top two cards of your deck.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Tyranitar is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Larvitar into play and then evolve it into Pupitar before you can evolve Pupitar into Tyranitar, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them in the past.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that I thought both Larvitar cards from this set were pretty poor, one could attack for one energy card but did damage to itself and the other was slower on the attack, could do more damage, but had a lower HP.  For Pupitar, I was not a fan of the one from this set, it didn't have a high HP and also did damage to itself when attacking.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at this Tyranitar card, if you're going to use this line in a deck, make sure to use it in a majority darkness type deck, and use a 1-1-1 line, set the line up on the bench and only use it to try and salvage the game when you are about to lose, don't add any energy cards to Tyranitar and then when you put it into the active Pokemon spot close to the end of the game, you can get five energy cards on it in one turn and do 150 damage a turn.  To me, it probably isn't worth it to dedicate so many energy cards to this one card, especially when the first two Pokemon in this line aren't great and the fact if your opponent can force this card into the active Pokemon spot before it is set up, you'll be in trouble.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a below average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Fates Collide set.  I do like that this card can do up to 250 damage a turn and that it can quickly get energy cards on it, but to me, this card is too much of a risk, plus it has a high retreat cost, so if building a deck, I would look elsewhere.  Overall, I can't give this entire line higher than a 1 out of 5 rating, it is one you want to stay away from.

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

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True or False?  Tyranitar is one of my favorite Pokemon.
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