Thursday, January 13, 2011

Pokemon Card of the Day: Manaphy (Majestic Dawn)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Manaphy from the Majestic Dawn set. This is a basic, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 70. It has a +20 weakness to electric type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Manaphy's Poke-Body is called Aqua Skin and says that whenever you attach a water energy card from your hand to Manaphy remove 2 damage counters from Manaphy. Besides the Poke-Body, Manaphy has two moves, the first move is called Chase Up and for one colorless energy card Manaphy allows you to search your deck for any one card and put it into your hand. Manaphy's second move is called Fountain and for two water energy cards does 30 damage and it also lets you attach any two water energy cards from your hand to your benched Pokemon. As far as strategy goes this would be an excellent Pokemon to start the game out with because of Chase Up move, I would first search for a card in your deck that would allow you to get some energy cards in your hand and then use Fountain the next turn and attach those energy cards from your hand that you just got last turn with Chase Up to your benched Pokemon. Another thing you could do with Chase Up is to use it to find an evolution card you need. I would rate this card a 5 out of 5 because it has a rather high hp for a basic Pokemon that has lower energy card attack costs. This card allows you to better your bench by allowing you to find cards you need or attach more than one energy card per turn. Also with it's Poke-Body it is good to start the game with this card since you'll have to attach energy cards to it and if the defending Pokemon attacks you you should be able to remove that damage right away. So thanks for reading today's review of Manaphy from the Majestic Dawn set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Mewtwo from the same set.

6 comments:

jerayjay said...

Ya this looks like a pretty good first stage card. Sorry my answers r not insightful as some. Because I haven't collected pokemon in a very long time. Since the base set and all that jazz and even back then I didn't really understand the pokemon TCG I only wanted to collect the pokemon not whether they were holo or not. I actually collected all 151 original pokemon except 1 that I could never get which was wigglytuff or clefable I'm not sure. Well anyways sorry about my rant but that is why I'm hoping to win this deck so I can get back into pokemon TCG

Nokia Sojiro said...

This card is wonderful. I am going to have to track one down for my water deck.
This card could be a devestating addition to a classic Rain Dance deck, too bad they are so many generations apart.

Namurashi said...

Great review PTP! I've never seen this card before. I don't really like the art on it all too much but this Manaphy would make for a great staller with it's pokebody and attack Fountain. The only problem I see is wanting to waste your Water energies on Manaphy. I guess if you're running a pure water deck it'd be pretty good and something like Starmie from rising rivals to bring back the wasted energies from Manaphy if it's KO'd. Like you said in the review, if you can get enough energies in your hand to set up other pokemon like Blastoise or some other powerful pokemon it would make for a great annoyance, and 30 Damage for a 2 energy attack isn't that bad. Another great review with helpful tips. Nice job.

-Namurashi

Dau said...

In the right hands this card could be a hassle for any opposing player

Tyuo98 said...

I gotta get this card for my deck. Thanks for doin an great review on it!

joshua_ivar said...

SuolSilverInferno This card allows you to better your bench by allowing you to find cards you need or attach more than one energy card per turn.