Sunday, September 17, 2017

Pangoro -- Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Review

Pangoro Guardians Rising Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Pangoro from the Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Set.  Pangoro is a Stage 1, Darkness type Pokemon card, with a HP of 130. It has a x2 weakness to Fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to Psychic type Pokemon, and a three Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Pangoro does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move on this card is called Sky Uppercut, for three Energy cards, one Darkness and two Colorless, this move does 70 damage.  Pangoro's second move is called Magnum Punch, for four Energy cards, one Darkness and three Colorless, this move does 130 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Pangoro is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Pancham into play (I reviewed Pancham from this set about a week ago) and then evolve Pancham into Pangoro.  If you read my review of Pancham, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon card overall.  The card was very limited in only having one move, that was slow on the attack, requiring two Fighting type Energy cards, and although it could do up to 60 damage, the more damage on Pancham, the less damage it could do.  So knowing that Pancham from this set is a Fighting type Pokemon, and noticing that Pangoro requires Darkness type Energy to attack, I would recommend either putting this line in a dual type deck, or just using a 1-1 line of this Pokemon family, and setting up Pangoro on the Bench.  The strategy is very straightforward with this card, since all this card can do is attack.  Once set up, being able to do 130 damage per turn is great, but just remember, this card also has a high retreat cost.  So if you're okay with a card that requires a lot of Energy to attack and one that is slow to attack, this card is worth consideration 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 Guardians Rising set.  Although extremely slow to attack, and a card with a very high retreat cost, if you're looking for some power in your deck, this card fits the bill.  Combined with Pancham from this set, I can only give these two cards a 2 out of 5 rating.

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

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