Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Magikarp from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set. Magikarp is a basic, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 30. It has a x2 weakness to electric type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Magikarp does not have an Ability and it only have one move called Soggy Rush which takes one water energy card and does 10 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip a coin until you get a tails.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Magikarp has a stage 1 evolution in Gyarados, there is absolutely no reason to put this card into the active Pokemon spot if it hasn't evolved into Gyarados. My main reason for saying this is that Magikarp only has 30 hp, so it will get knocked out in 1 move for sure by most stage 1 and stage 2 Pokemon. So I would keep Magikarp on the bench and put 2 or 3 energy cards on it in preparation for evolving it into Gyarados. If you have to put this card into the active Pokemon spot, you better hope it is early in the game, and you better hope for some luck, since you'll have to use Soggy Rush, hope to get a few heads in a row and be able to do some damage with this card. I would not recommend using this card in a deck by itself.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating. This card is a direct reflection on what Magikarp is like in the games, extremely weak and can hardly do any damage. This card has a terribly low hp, meaning it will get knocked out right away, and its only move more than likely will do 10 damage max, a lot of times letting you do a whopping 0 damage. So stay away from this card at all costs.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Magikarp from the Dragons Exalted set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Magikarp's stage 1 evolution in Gyarados from the same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!