Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Poliwhirl from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card set. Poliwhirl is a Stage 1, Water type Pokemon card, with a HP of 90. It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two Colorless Energy card retreat cost. Poliwhirl does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Double Slap, for two Colorless Energy cards this move does 30 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip two coins. Poliwhirl's second move is called Wave Splash, for three Energy cards, one Water and two Colorless, this move does 30 damage.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Poliwhirl is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Poliwag into play (I reviewed Poliwag from this set yesterday) and then evolve Poliwag into Poliwhirl. Poliwag does have a Stage 2 evolution in Poliwrath, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed that card yet, the strategy below will act like Poliwhirl is the final evolution in this line. So if you read my review of Poliwag, you'll know that I thought it was an average Basic Pokemon card overall. It could be used as a starter type Pokemon in a deck since it can attack for only one Energy card and it had a solid HP, but because its other move required three Energy cards and could only do 30 base damage, I recommended looking elsewhere for a Water starter type Pokemon for a deck. So knowing this about Poliwag and looking at this Poliwhirl card, this card follows Poliwag quite closely, it is average at best, but really not one you'll want to use in a deck without Poliwrath or Politoed. A Trick Coin Trainer card would make Double Slap better, but 60 damage for 2 or 3 Energy cards is pretty average, so I would look for a card that has higher than 90 HP to use in a deck.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is an average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Sun and Moon set. This card has a solid HP, and two moves, both potentially able to do a fair amount of damage. But, because neither Poliwag nor Poliwhirl is anything better than average, I would give the first two Pokemon in this line a 2 out of 5 rating.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Poliwhirl from the Sun and Moon set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Poliwag's Stage 2 evolution in Poliwrath, which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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