Saturday, October 28, 2017

Tangrowth -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Tangrowth Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Tangrowth from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Set.  Tangrowth is a Stage 1, Grass type Pokemon card, with a HP of 140. It has a x2 weakness to Fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  This card does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move on this card is called Giga Drain, for one Grass Energy card, this move does 30 damage, plus you may heal the same amount of damage from Tangrowth as you do to the defending Pokemon.  Crosswise Whip is the name of Tangrowth's second move, for four Colorless Energy cards, this move does 50 damage times the number of heads you get when flipping 4 coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Tangrowth is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Tangela into play (I reviewed Tangela from this set yesterday) and then evolve Tangela into Tangrowth.  If you read yesterday's review of Tangela, you'll know that I thought it was a below average Basic Pokemon card overall.  Really, the only positive thing on Tangela was its high HP of 80, other than that, it was very limited in having only one move, and its only move doing a maximum of 10 damage per turn, add this to the fact its retreat cost is higher than its attack cost, and there is really no reason to use this card on its own in a deck.  Knowing this about Tangela and looking at this Tangrowth card, unless you have a definite way of getting at least 3 heads when flipping 4 coins every single turn and you're using 4 Double Colorless Energy cards in your deck, there is really no reason to even consider using this Pokemon family in a deck.  The first negative on this card is its extremely high retreat cost, but also the huge difference in attack cost between Giga Drain and Crosswise Whip, you may only be able to do 30 damage a turn for several turns with this card.  Even if you use two Colorless Energy cards on this card to use Crosswise Whip, you could potentially do 0 damage every single turn.  So again, I would pass on this card overall, just because it can only do 30 damage per turn guaranteed, or a range between 0 and 200 damage.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  Similar to Tangela, this card has a very high HP, but that is it for positives, neither move on this card is very good, one move does underwhelming damage, and the other is based off of a coin flip.  Together with Tangela from this set, which I gave a 2 out of 5 rating individually, I would give these two cards a 1 out of 5 rating, look elsewhere for a line to use in a Grass type deck.

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 Ledyba, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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1 comment:

Giakitus said...

It evolves when leveled up when knowing the "Ancient Power" move (Which is naturally learned at level 38 in the current gen)

I disagree with your rating on this one, will reply on facebook on my perspective.