Saturday, January 7, 2017

Tangela -- Evolutions Pokemon Card Review

Tangela Evolutions Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Tangela from the XY Evolutions Pokemon Card Set.  Tangela is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with a HP of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Tangela does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Bind, for two energy cards, one each of grass and colorless, this move does 20 damage, plus it paralyzes the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when flipping a coin.  Tangela's second move is called Poison Powder and for three grass energy cards does 30 damage, plus it poisons the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Tangela is a basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Tangrowth, you'll more than likely want to use this card with its evolution form, but because Evolutions is a Base Set reprint set, it does not include a Tangrowth card, the most recent to include Tangrowth is Steam Siege.  So, on its own, only looking at this Tangela card, I would recommend passing on including this card in a deck.  If you do include this card in a deck, you'll want to include it in a mainly grass type deck since it mainly requires grass type energy.  With that being said, the reason I wouldn't use this card in a deck is because it is just too slow on the attack and even if set up, is under-powered at best.  The only way I could see using this card in a deck would be if you're building a grass type deck that has several Pokemon that can inflict special conditions, and since both moves on this card can do that, it would fit right in with the deck.  But overall, again, I would recommend passing on this card, especially since it is so slow on the attack.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering any Tangrowth cards, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card.  Just like with most of the Evolutions cards that I've reviewed so far, this card just isn't very good, the update from Base Set wasn't enough, and this card has too low of an HP, is too slow on the attack, is too under-powered, and has too high of retreat cost, so look elsewhere for Basic, grass type Pokemon.

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

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Christian M. said...

Tangela has to know Ancient Power to evolve, so anytime after Level 38 it can evolve with a level-up.


João Paulo said...

Tangela evolves into Tangrowth when leveled up while knowing Ancient Power,
learn Ancient Power at the level 38.


Matthijs Vrakking said...

Tangela evolves by leveling up with the move ancient powerand it learns it at level 38. however if tangela levels up with the move when he got it in an other way it would also make hiim evolve.

Bryan Ngo said...

Tangela evolves to Tangrowth when Tangela knowing the ability to learns to know ancient power it would be anytime at lvl 38

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