Friday, January 20, 2017

Poliwrath -- Evolutions Pokemon Card Review

Poliwrath Evolutions Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Poliwrath from the XY Evolutions Pokemon Card Set.  Poliwrath is a Stage 2, water type Pokemon card, with a HP of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Poliwrath does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Dashing Punch, for one water energy card this move does 50 damage plus 50 more damage if Poliwrath was just switched to the active Pokemon spot the turn you're attacking.  Poliwrath's second move is called Whirlpool and for three water energy cards, this move does 80 damage, plus it discards an energy card attached to your opponent's active Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Poliwrath is a Stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Poliwag into play and then evolve it into Poliwhirl before you can evolve Poliwhirl into Poliwrath, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last two days, Politoed is the other Stage 2 evolution of Poliwag, but there is not a Politoed in this set.  If you've read my reviews of both Poliwag and Poliwhirl you'll know that I thought both cards were average to slightly below average.  Both cards were a little slow on the attack but once set up could definitely do some damage, the problem with Poliwhirl though it that it had a low HP so you didn't want to have it in the active Pokemon spot long.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at this Poliwrath card, since those cards are slower on the attack, you'll want to set  this entire line up on the bench, and since you only have to put one energy card on Poliwrath to attack, it makes for a quick set up, which is great considering this is a Stage 2 Pokemon card.  Ideally, you'll want to either use several Switch trainer cards, or figure out another way to quickly switch Pokemon in and out of the active Pokemon spot, that way you can use Poliwrath's Dashing Punch move every other turn and do 100 damage every single turn.  If you have the time, Whirlpool is a decent move that does above average damage, but again, Dashing Punch is the more powerful move.  I could see using a 1-1-1 line of this Pokemon family in a water type deck, each evolution in this line can do some damage, and if you can retreat this card multiple times it can do major damage every time it is in the active Pokemon spot.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average to slightly above average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Evolutions set.  Like I mentioned above, this card can be deadly if you can move this card in and out of the active Pokemon spot doing 100 damage a turn for only 1 energy card.  Overall, even though I gave Poliwag and Poliwhirl 2 out of 5 ratings, together all three get a 3 out of 5 rating from me, and should be considered when building a water type deck.

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

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At what level does Poliwhirl evolve into Poliwrath?
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Joey Bird said...

Trick question u need a water stone
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roronos said...

Poliwhirl evolves into Poliwrath not by levels but by using a water stone on it.
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Madness Media said...

You need to give poliwhirl a water stone for it to evolve. My channel is Madness Media:

Jo√£o Paulo said...

Using a water stone.


kris_is_ me_ said...

Use a water stone

kris_is_ me_

Its ya boy Leelee said...

You need a water stone, it doesn't evolve by level.