Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Tangrowth -- Steam Siege Pokemon Card Review

Tangrowth Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Tangrowth from the Steam Siege 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 Leaf Storm, for three energy cards, two grass and one colorless, this move does 80 damage plus it heals 40 damage from each of your grass type Pokemon.  Tangrowth's second move is called Flog, for four energy cards, three grass and one colorless, this move does 110 damage, plus 30 more damage if you get a heads when flipping a coin.

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 it was a below average Basic Pokemon card, even though it had a solid HP and two moves, overall it was just too slow and too under-powered on the attack to use on its own, throw in the high retreat cost and there are much better grass type Pokemon to use out there.  So knowing this about Tangela and looking at this Tangrowth card, this card is similar in that it has a very high HP, two moves, and a high retreat cost.  Whereas Tangela had two under-powered moves, I think this card has too very powerful moves, and if you're building a mainly grass type deck this card is definitely one to use.  Make sure to have some Switch trainer cards in your deck to retreat this card for free, set up Tangrowth on the bench and get three energy cards on it.  Retreat your damaged Pokemon throughout the game, then when Tangrowth is in the active Pokemon spot you can use Leaf Storm and heal all of their damage very quickly.  And if you have to do major damage, Flog is a good move, albeit with a very high attack cost, but doing up to 140 damage per turn is excellent.  Because both Pokemon in this line require a ton of energy to attack, I wouldn't use more than a 1-1 line of this family in a majority grass deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an above average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Steam Siege set.  This card is definitely one to use if you're building a grass type deck, since it can do major damage and heal your grass type Pokemon.  The only knocks on this card and Tangela from this set are the high retreat and attack costs, but with time this line can be dominant in a grass type deck.  Together, I would give both Pokemon a 3 out of 5 rating, very solid line for a deck.

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

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What is the first English set to include a Tangrowth card?
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Prince Macatangay said...

Great Encounters set
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Chris smith said...

Tangrowth debuted in the Great Encounters set

Bruno Ito said...

first set it appeared was Great Encounters;
one of my first decks as with a tangrowth from Call of Legends together with shaymin from unleashed, it was a fun deck.
About the Steam Siege one, i dont like it, is too slow for the current pace of the game, 4 energi is alot.

Eduardo Mazuera said...

Tangrowth debuted in the Great Encounters from the Diamond and Pearl series

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Wyatt Holcombe said...

Great Encounters was the first set to include a Tangrowth card.


Maxcheong said...

Tangrowth debuted in the Great Encounters set

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Paradoxic said...

Tangrowth debuted in Great Encounters.

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wispa said...

Great Encounters.

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MaxShaw2411 said...

Great Encounters was the first English pack that Tangrowth was in.

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