Saturday, April 8, 2017

Poliwrath -- Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Review

Poliwrath Sun and Moon Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Poliwrath from the Sun and Moon Pokemon Card Set.  Poliwrath is a Stage 2, Water type Pokemon card, with a HP of 150.  It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three 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 Split Spiral Punch, for one Water Energy card this move does 30 damage, plus it Confuses the defending Pokemon.  Poliwrath's second move is called Wake-Up Slap, for three Energy cards, one Water and two Colorless, this move does 80 damage plus 80 more damage if the defending Pokemon is affected by a Special Condition.  After using this move, all Special Conditions are removed from the defending 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.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that I thought both cards were average overall but below average together.  I thought Poliwag was a solid starter type Pokemon for a Water type deck since it had an average HP and two moves, one that could do up to 60 damage per turn and the other that could do 10 damage for one Energy card.  Poliwhirl was average on its own as well, it had a solid HP and two moves, but its first move required coin flips to do damage, and its second move was average at best.  So knowing this about the first two Pokemon in this line and looking at this Poliwrath card, I would only use this complete line if your deck either has a lot of Pokemon that inflict Special Conditions, or you're comfortable with setting this line up on the bench, then using Split Spiral Punch one turn and Wake-Up Slap the next to do an average of 95 damage per turn.  In my opinion, this card is too slow to set up to make too much of a difference, but it is solid overall, since 80 damage or more per turn is still good.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Sun and Moon set.  Although this card can only do major damage when the Defending Pokemon is inflicted with a Special Condition, I still think this card is solid overall and is worth a look when deck building.  All three Pokemon in this line from the Sun and Moon set received a 3 out of 5 rating individually, the same rating the three cards get combined.

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

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Joao Vasco Alvares said...

Poliwhirl evolves into Poliwrath using a Water Stone on it.

Muhammad Azri Naqiuddin said...
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Muhammad Azri Naqiuddin said...

It evolves into Poliwrath when exposed to a Water Stone and need to be above level 25 because poliwag evolved to poliwhirl at lvl 25