Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Magnezone from the Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Set. This is the first of two Magnezone cards I'll be reviewing from this set. Magnezone is a stage 2, lightning type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Magnezone's Ability is called Dual Brains and says that during your turn you can use 2 supporter cards instead of just 1. Besides the Ability, Magnezone just has one move called Gyro Ball, this move requires three energy cards, two lightning and one colorless, and does 80 damage. However after using this move you must switch Magnezone out of the active Pokemon spot and put one of your benched Pokemon in that spot and your opponent must do the same.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Magnezone is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Magnemite into play and then evolve it into Magneton before you can evolve Magneton into Magnezone, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed all four of the cards these two Pokemon have in this set the past couple of days. Please read those reviews to see which ones I liked of the two versions of each. If you can, I would recommend keeping Magnezone on the bench until you get three energy cards on it, then moving it into the active Pokemon spot when the defending Pokemon is extremely powerful, you can then use Gyro Ball right away and move that powerful active Pokemon of your opponent's to the bench. You can always use Dual Brains from the bench, so if you have a deck with Pokemon that need to evolve often or require a lot of energy cards to attack it would be wise to use this Pokemon in your deck and stock your deck with plenty of supporter cards that allow you to get the Pokemon or energy cards you need. Magnezone isn't that powerful so I wouldn't base a deck around this line but I would use it in a lightning type deck and I would use a 2-1-1 line of Magnemite, Magneton, and Magnezone in that deck, I would use this line more for Magnezone's Ability than its move, but Gyro Ball will definitely come in handy during the game I'm sure.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is an average stage 2 Pokemon card that will do well in most lightning type decks out there. I like that this card has a good hp and even though it has a high retreat cost, Gyro Ball will make it retreat for free. I like that Gyro Ball does above average damage and I like Magnezone's Ability, I just wish Magnezone could stay in the active Pokemon spot for more than 1 turn when attacking.
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