Sunday, July 23, 2017

Politoed -- Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Review

Politoed Guardians Rising Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Politoed from the Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Set.  Politoed is a Stage 2, Water type Pokemon card, with a HP of 130.  It has a x2 weakness to Grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Politoed does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Roll Call, for one Water Energy card this move allows you to search your deck for a Poliwag, a Poliwhirl, and a Poliwrath, and put them on your Bench.  Politoed's second move is called Hyper Jump, for three Energy cards, one Water and two Colorless, this move does 100 damage, however, after using this card, you must shuffle Politoed and all cards attached to it, back into your deck.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Politoed 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 Politoed.  Surprisingly, Politoed is the only evolution in this line in the Guardians Rising set, all three other Pokemon, including Poliwrath, are in the Sun & Moon set.  If you've read my reviews of those Pokemon you'll know that I thought all three cards were average individually and 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.  Poliwrath from Sun & Moon had two decent moves, one that could inflict a Special Condition and the second that could do major damage when the defending Pokemon was inflicted with a Special Condition.  So knowing about this line from Sun & Moon and taking a look at Politoed, the only reason to include this card in a deck is to get to the other Stage 2 evolution of Poliwag quicker.  Potentially, you could get Politoed in the Active Pokemon spot, use its first move one turn, getting Poliwrath on your Bench, then the next turn do 100 damage and put Poliwrath into the Active Pokemon spot.  Without Poliwrath in your deck, I would not recommend using Politoed.  Even if you have Poliwrath in your deck, this card isn't necessary for you to use, even though it can do major damage.

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 Guardians Rising set.  Although this card is slow to set up, when you want to do major damage, and you can only do major damage once, I still like this card overall, since it has a well above average attack and can help get Poliwrath on your Bench very quickly.  Overall, if you're looking at this Politoed card and the other evolution forms from Sun & Moon, the entire line is average.

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

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What was the name of the first English set to include a Politoed card?
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plyr 010 said...

neo discovery
plyr 010

KGBEER said...

It's neo discovery.

Joao Vasco Alvares said...

Neo Discovery

Knyne Simmons said...

Neo Discovery