Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Pokemon Card of the Day: Machamp (Stormfront)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Machamp from the Stormfront set. This is a stage 2, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130. It has a +30 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Like the cards from the past few days, this card doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have three moves, all of these moves require energy cards however. Machamp's first move is called Take Out and for one fighting energy card this move does 40 damage and if the defending Pokemon isn't an evolved Pokemon, that Pokemon is knocked out. Machamp's second move is called Hurricane Punch which takes two colorless energy cards and does 30 times the number of heads you get when you flip 4 coins. Machamp's last move is called Rage and for four energy cards, two each of fighting and colorless, does 60 damage plus 10 more damage for each damage counter on Machamp. Before we get too far along with some strategy, this card is extremely powerful, if everything goes your way, Machamp's moves do the following damage: Take Out could do up to at least 100 damage if you are facing a basic legendary Pokemon, Hurricane Punch can do at max 120 damage, and Rage could do 180 damage. So any of these moves could one hit knock out almost every Pokemon. As far as strategy is concerned, you'll just have to power up Machamp on your bench before putting it in. I would recommend using Take Out to knock out all basic Pokemon, and use Hurricane Punch all the other times unless you have enough damage on Machamp that Rage will do more damage than Hurricane Punch. I would rate this card a 5 out of 5 because it is so powerful. I would maybe have some hp removal cards in my deck, so with those and a little patience, this card can knock out pretty much everything. So thanks for reading today's review of Machamp from Stormfront, stay tuned for tomorrow's review Mamoswine from the same set.