Saturday, January 14, 2017

Growlithe -- Evolutions Pokemon Card Review

Growlithe Evolutions Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Growlithe from the XY Evolutions Pokemon Card Set.  Growlithe is a basic, fire type Pokemon card with a HP of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Growlithe does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Hind Kick, for one colorless energy card, this move does 10 damage, however you must switch Growlithe with one of your benched Pokemon after attacking.  Growlithe's second move is called Flare, for two energy cards, one each of fire and colorless, does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Growlithe is a basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Arcanine, 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, this card has some use as a starter type Pokemon in a deck, since it can attack for only one energy card, and has the option of two moves to use once the card is set up.  What I like about this Growlithe card is that later in games, if you're forced to put it into the active Pokemon spot, Roar could be a game saver, since you can quickly get it out of the active Pokemon spot and potentially put a better Pokemon in the active Pokemon spot.  So while, Growlithe is solid overall, having an above average HP and two decent moves, since you do have to retreat Growlithe if you use Roar, as a starter type Pokemon it may be best to just not attack the first turn so you don't have to put a Pokemon into the active Pokemon spot that isn't set up.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Arcanine, this is an average Basic Pokemon card overall.  It has a slightly above average HP, and two moves, making it a card that holds its own by itself.  Like I mentioned in the strategy section of this post, I like the fact Growlithe can attack for one energy card, but early in games that might make things difficult if you have to put a Pokemon into the active Pokemon spot that isn't set up, but late in games, it could help you move a more powerful Pokemon into the active Pokemon spot without having to give up energy retreating.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Growlithe from the XY Evolutions set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Growlithe's Stage 1 evolution Arcanine, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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5 comments:

kris_is_ me_ said...

Growlithe evolves when it's exposed to a fire stone

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Christian M. said...

Growlithe evolves with a fire stone, not a certain level.

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Francisco Romero Schmidt said...

Hello, Growlithe evolves into Arcanine with a fire stone in lvl that you want
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Sunhua said...

Growlithe evolves into Arcanine at any level as long as it is given a fire stone.
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ntaero said...

Growlithe evolves into Arcanine with a Fire Stone. There is no level requirement.

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