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Pojo's Pokemon Card of the Day

Tangela - Fire Red
and Leaf Green

Date Reviewed: 9.30.04

Ratings & Reviews below

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
5 is the highest rating.

Tangela is one of those unusable Pokemon, no matter how many sets they print one in, it will never be good.  Some other examples are Pinsir, Glailie, Grumpig, and more.  Vine Tease is somewhat good though, but a waste of an attack.  If you are playing 1 copy of a card in your deck and afraid it may be in your prizes, use Tangela!  Find that card if it's in your prizes.  The status effect attack isn't bad.
Unlimited - lol. 1/5
Modified - If you're using like, a 1-1 Manectric line, go ahead and use it, so you can fish out the Electrike/Manectric from your prizes. 1/5
Limited - I used this in my prerelease deck and it pwned (even though I got 9th place, but don't worry it wasn't due to Tangela, it was due to my luck.)  There was some cool stuff in my prizes that I got with Tangela.  And the status effects were good too. 3/5 




 Heheh, this card is sort of cool. I like the 1st attack… It is pretty good if you think about it. It is basically a small oracle/handy 909 hybrid in an attack from a weed. ;/ 

Which can be pretty good. On your 2nd turn you draw 1 of 6 choice cards, and you get to arrange your prizes and do a little card-count thing to make sure you get good prizes when you ko stuff. Plus the 2nd attack can mess around with the opponent if you’re using a grass deck/multi –rainbow energies. I DO like this card… I will find a good excuse to play it somehow. Everyone else try it too, maybe someone’ll find a wicked deck to play it in :P


Tangela is a very interesting utility card. Something that we don't see often enough in Pokemon. You can use it to either pull a needed card out of your Prizes or to auto-Confuse or auto-Poison. With 60 HP and 1 Retreat Cost, it can perform it's duty and still be around on the next turn to be retreated to the bench. I think it has some possibility as TecH, especially considering how many decks run only 1 or 2 copies of needed card. If they're in your prizes, this gives you a chance to survive.

Unlimited: Not too bad, even here. Auto status effects cause your opponent to use up resources overcoming them and being able to set up the next draw with it's other attack can also be useful. 3.0/5

Modifed: This should be a surprise to your opponent and, again, cause them to waste resources. Find room for one of two in your deck. 3.5/5

Limited: Anything that gives status effects is gold in limited. Follow that up with a limited search capability via access to your Prizes and I would place this as a very good choice. 4.3/5

Johnny Blaze
Tangela – I love the claymation art cards I like to call them. I grew up on Gumby and playing Clayfighter and later watching Wallace + Gromit that I have a soft spot for claymation.

As a tech card, Vine Tease can be really game saving. How many times has your 1 or 2 tech cards been in your prizes all game and there was nothing you could do about it?

Unlimited: 2/5 – I would only use it as tech. I wish I had this card when I was running Team Rocket’s Trap deck when it was popular. Other than that, I guess it could also be used against Raindance at it resists Water and its 2nd attack can be annoying.

Modified: 2/5 – Again if you are running tech and those cards are stuck in your prizes then Tangela can easily get those cards for you. Also if you go 1st and your opponent only has a Dunsparce then Wiggle could be good to confuse Dunsparce.

Limited: 3/5 – Tangela has saved me in draft. With a beefy 60 HP and resistance to Water just Wiggle and let your opponent deal with status effect while you Vine Tease the cards you need from your prizes and build from there. is here to provide guidance to all Pokemon trainers out there.  Whether it's the Gameboy Game, N64 or the Trading Card Game, provides all the wisdom you desire. 

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