Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Poliwag -- Evolutions Pokemon Card Review

Poliwag Evolutions Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Poliwag from the XY Evolutions set.  Poliwag is a basic, water type Pokemon card with a HP of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Poliwag does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Water Gun that does 30 damage for two water energy cards.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Poliwag is a basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Poliwhirl, and a Stage 2 evolution in Poliwrath, which I'll be reviewing the next couple of days, 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 just act like Poliwag does not have any evolution forms and that it will be used on its own.  On its own, similar to the other Basic Pokemon I've reviewed from Evolutions recently, this card is just too slow on the attack to use as a starter type Pokemon, unless you don't care about not being able to attack the first turn or if you can get a Double Colorless energy card attached to Poliwag its first turn and somehow have both of the energy on that card count as water type.  Otherwise, this is a card that deserves to be set up on the bench and either moved to the active Pokemon spot for a turn or two a few turns into the game or just evolved into Poliwhirl on the bench.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card from the XY Evolutions set.  Like I stated above, other than not having a move that can be used with one energy card, this card is solid overall, with a good HP, low retreat cost, and an above average move.  So if building a water type deck, this card is fairly powerful, but there should be better options out there for you, especially if you don't plan on using this entire line.

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

Free Pokemon TCG Online Code Cards:
Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
How many water type Pokemon cards are in the Evolutions set?
Please respond with the correct answer and a link to your YouTube channel. 24 hours from now I will be randomly selecting a correct response to my question and sending a private message to this person with a free code on YouTube.

3 comments:

D1AndOnly's Testing account said...

I think it's 14 or 15. If this is right my channel name is D1AndOnly. I am a viewer of your channel and like to watch you open packs because my parents don't like it when I open packs and when you do it it gives me the same feel . Thank you for doing what you do

Christian M. said...

There are 15 water type pokemon cards in the English Evolutions set.

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNA7NWyrtNN54IWymwJoMxQ

Madness Media said...

In the evolutions set, there are 15 total cards that are water types, the 15th being the Full-Art Mega Blastoise. Also, as a bonus, the "secret-rare" Surfing Pikachu requires 2 water energies to attack, but is not a water type. Thanks for being such an awesome YouTuber and my channel is Madness Media:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRJc4oNmYzZGs8wpzqtYdyw