Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Magneton from the Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Set. This is the first of two Magneton cards I'll be reviewing from this set. Magneton is a stage 1, lightning type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless retreat cost. Magneton does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move it has is called Metal Sound, this move requires one colorless energy card and confuses the defending Pokemon. Magneton's second move is called Electro Ball and for two energy cards, one each of colorless and lightning, this move does 30 damage.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Magneton is a stage 1 Pokemon card with a stage 2 evolution in Magnezone, which I'll be reviewing in a couple of days, you'll more than likely want to use Magneton with its evolution. However since I haven't reviewed its evolution cards from this set yet I'll just review this card as though it is the final evolution in the Pokemon line. So if you just use Magnemite and Magneton in a deck you'll first have to get Magnemite into play (I reviewed the two Magnemite cards from this set the past two days) and then evolve Magnemite into Magneton. Because there are two Magneton cards in this set you'll have to read tomorrow's review to see which Magneton card from this set I like best. So if you want to use this card in a lightning type deck, I would pair it with the Magnemite card that does 10 damage for one energy card, I would do this because this Magneton card can confuse the defending Pokemon so there is no need to try and confuse it with Magnemite. I would try and get this card in the active Pokemon spot early in the game because both of its moves are quick and this card has a below average hp so it won't last that long later in games. Depending on the Pokemon I'm facing would determine which move I would use, if I'm facing a Pokemon with 60 hp or less I would use Electro Ball two turns in a row, otherwise I would use Metal Sound once then Electro Ball after that. This Pokemon line isn't that powerful so you can't build a deck around this line but these Pokemon are good role player type cards, so I would include 1 each of Magnemite and Magneton in a lightning type deck.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is an average stage 1 Pokemon card. Even though this card has below average hp I think that it is still an average card because it has a low retreat cost, and two fairly decent moves. Overall, I would rate Magnemite and this Magneton card a 3 out of 5, this Pokemon family is pretty average, we'll have to see if my rating will improve when I review Magnezone in a couple of days.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Magneton from the Plasma Storm set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of the second Magneton card from this set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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