Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Pokemon Card of the Day: Machamp Lv. X (Stormfront)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Machamp Lv. X from the Stormfront set. It has 150 hp which is really good until you look at its Poke-Body which won't make it as good but is definitely a huge benefit to its Poke-Body. A +40 hp weakness to Psychic Pokemon is good, since I thought it would have been a x2 weakness, Machamp doesn't have any resistance and has a high retreat cost of 3 colorless energy cards. So if you end up retreating Machamp it will take quite awhile to build Machamp Lv. X back up again. Machamp's Poke-Body is really interesting...it is called No Guard and as long as Machamp Lv. X is your active Pokemon it increases all of Machamp's moves done to your opponent's active Pokemon by 60 hp but it also does the same against Machamp so all attacks done by Machamp are increased by 60 hp. It is just a good thing Machamp has more hp than most Pokemon with 150 hp. Machamp's only move on this card is called Strong-Willed and it does only 20 hp damage to your opponent's active Pokemon for 3 energy cards, 1 fighting and 2 colorless, but it also allows you to flip a coin if you are knocked out the following turn and if the coin is heads you aren't knocked out but have 10 hp remaining on you. As far as strategy goes, since all moves are increased by 60 hp, I would use the moves on the Machamp rare card from Stormfront, on that card you can do a move that does 40 hp damage for 1 fighting energy. And if the Pokemon you attack with this move isn't evolved it will knock it out. So basically with Machamp Lv. X's Poke-Body you can do 100 hp damage every turn for only 1 fighting energy. That has to be about the best move in the entire TCG game. As far as using the move on the Lv. X card I would only use it if you think you're going to be knocked out the next turn since you can prevent that with Strong-Willed and it does do a respectable 80 hp damage for 3 energy cards when you use Machamp's Poke-Body. So overall this card is very powerful and can knock out everything really fast, it just is a matter of how long you can keep this card in play, make sure you have some trainers/supporters that can remove damage from Machamp Lv. X and you should be fine. So once again, thanks for reading my review and stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Shaymin Land Forme Lv. X.

7 comments:

PokémonWorldBranix said...

Hi PrimetimePokémon good review I have tip for a card, I mean I have Sceptile from Platinum Arceus and it has same poke-power and attack as your favourite Magmortar so I think you like it especially when you build grass deck because you can play with it like magmortar :)
http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Sceptile_%28Arceus_30%29

PrimetimePokemon said...

@PokemonWorldBranix thanks for the info I'll definitely be checking into that card.

primetimepwns said...

hey primetime just wondering do u own all these card sor do u get the images from google ro somethign like that?

primetimepwns said...

and could u review darkrai level X

primetimepwns said...

and could u do the other evee evolutions ven if they not level x plz cuz i think u only did leafeon and glaceon

PrimetimePokemon said...

@primetimepwns I get the pictures from pokebeach.com I can review Darkrai Lv. X in about a week and I'll try to find some good cards of the other Eevee Evolutions to review too.

brianrjones said...

Great blog! I like the reviews of the cards you have here and the videos you create on youtube. When I watch them I always hope you are going to pull more level X Pokemon cards!