Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Pokemon Card of the Day: Machamp (Triumphant)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Machamp from the Triumphant set. This is a stage 2, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130. It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a somewhat low retreat cost of two colorless energy cards. Machamp doesn't have a Poke-Body or Poke-Power but it does have two moves, the first move is called Vital Throw which for one fighting energy card does 40 damage and can do 60 damage if you want to do 20 damage to Machamp. Machamp's second move is called Hundred Furious Punches which takes 3 colorless energy cards and does 60 damage plus 10 more damage for each fighting energy card attached to Machamp, so basically if you use 3 fighting energy cards to do this move, it does 90 damage instead of 60. So as far as strategy goes I would use Hundred Furious Punches no matter what if I had 3 energy cards on Machamp and I would make sure they are fighting energy cards too. I do like that Machamp can do a move very quickly with only one energy card but I don't know how important this type of move would be for a stage 2 Pokemon card since you would hope it would have more than one energy card on it by the time you get it fully evolved, but I guess if you really wanted to you could retreat it and still be able to use Vital Throw right away, that is if you had 3 energy cards on it originally. I would rate this card a 4 out of 5 as well, it has a low retreat cost and can do a large amount of damage for only 3 energy cards, plus if it really had to it could do 60 damage for only 1 energy card. So thanks for reading today's review of Machamp from Triumphant, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Magmortar from Triumphant.

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