Friday, October 27, 2017

Tangela -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Tangela Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Tangela from the Burning Shadows 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 and it only has one move.  The only move on this card is called Bind Down, for one Grass Energy card, this move does 10 damage, plus it makes your opponent's Active Pokemon unable to retreat during your opponent's next turn.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Tangela is a Basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Tangrowth, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So, on its own, despite this card having a high HP, especially for a Basic Pokemon that has at least one evolution form, I would still pass on using this card in a deck on its own.  I do like the fact that this card only requires one Energy to attack, making it a very quick attacker, but only being able to do 10 damage per turn is pretty weak, especially later in games, where it would take forever to knock out a Pokemon doing 10 damage a turn.  While making the defending Pokemon unable to retreat during your opponent's next turn may be useful, it would be better if the defending Pokemon was inflicted with a Special Condition first, which is something not possible with this card.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Tangrowth, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  Like I mentioned above, this card has an excellent HP and a quick attacking move, but because this card can only do a maximum of 10 damage per turn and it only has one move, it is below average overall, and not a card you'll want to use in a deck without Tangrowth.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Tangela from the Burning Shadows set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Tangela's Stage 1 evolution in Tangrowth, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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What is the name of the first English set to include a Tangela card?
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4 comments:

TheBlob205 said...

Base set

Giakitus said...

That would be Base Set :)
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Baboo Kreal said...
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Baboo Kreal said...

Base set!
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