Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Klang from the Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Set. Klang is a stage 1, metal type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Klang does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Vice Grip, this move requires one metal energy card and does 20 damage. Klang's second move is called Gear Smash, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one metal, and does 30 damage plus 20 more damage for each heads you get when you flip a coin.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Klang is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Klink into play (I reviewed Klink from this set yesterday) and then evolve Klink into Klang. Klang does have a stage 2 evolution in Klinklang that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed that card yet, the strategy below will act like Klang is the final evolution in this line. So if you read yesterday's review, you'll know that I thought Klink was a very average basic Pokemon card. With that being said, after looking at this card I wouldn't recommend using this card in a deck unless you plan on using it with Klinklang because this card is definitely below average. However, if you do choose to use this card in a deck, I would use a 1-1 line of Klink and Klang, and whenever you can I would evolve Klink into Klang because Klang can attack for only 1 energy card, after you get three energy cards on Klang I would use Gear Smash every turn, but if you get Klang into the active Pokemon spot within two or three turns of the start of the game I would consider only attaching one energy card to it, using Vice Grip every turn and then attaching energy cards to your benched Pokemon instead of Klang.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is a below average stage 1 Pokemon card. This card does have two moves which is nice, but I don't like the fact this card has a below average hp, fairly high retreat cost, and one of Klang's moves (Gear Smash) more than likely will do below average per turn. So like I mentioned in the strategy section of this review, I would not use this card in a deck without Klinklang. So so far, the line of Klink and Klang would get a 2 out of 5 rating.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Klang from the Plasma Storm set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Klang's stage 2 evolution in Klinklang which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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