Saturday, August 28, 2010
Pokemon Card of the Day: Magcargo (Undaunted)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Magcargo from the Undaunted set. This is a stage 1, fire type Pokemon card with an hp of 100. Unfortunately Magcargo has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon and no resistance, also it has a high retreat cost for a stage 1 Pokemon card with a 3 colorless energy card retreat cost. Magcargo doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have two moves, the first move is called Searing Flame and this move does 20 damage for two energy cards, one each of fire and colorless, besides doing the damage it also burns the defending Pokemon. So if the defending Pokemon is burned each turn they must flip a coin and if they get tails it does 20 damage to them otherwise nothing but the Pokemon is still burned. Magcargo's second move is called Lava Flow and this move requires 3 energy cards, 2 fire and 1 colorless, and it does 60 damage plus 20 more damage for each fire energy card you decide to discard when you do this move, you don't have to discard any energy if you don't want to. As far as strategy goes I would recommend burning the defending Pokemon first especially if they have a high hp, then I would use Lava Flow and depending on how much hp the defending Pokemon has left I would discard fire energy cards accordingly. I would probably use this card in an all fire deck so I would make sure and have a plethora of fire energy to use so I could discard the energy as often as I like, also make sure and have Pokemon, supporters, and trainers that allow you to retrieve energy cards from the discard pile so you don't run out of energy cards too fast. I would rate this card a 4 out of 5 because Magcargo has 10 hp more than most stage 1 Pokemon, and the two moves it has work very well together, the first move inflicts a special condition on the defending Pokemon and the second move does unlimited damage which depends on the amount of time you take to set Magcargo up. So thanks for reading my review of Magcargo, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of another Undaunted card.