Friday, September 13, 2013

Mankey -- Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Review

Mankey Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Mankey from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set.  Mankey is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Mankey does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move this card has is called Scratch, this move does 20 damage for one fighting energy card.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Mankey is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Primeape, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So on its own, I would recommend using Mankey as a starter type Pokemon in a fighting deck.  If this card had 60 hp instead of 50 I would definitely use 4 of them in a deck, but even with 50 hp I still would use 2 of them in a deck.  You'll want to get Mankey into the active Pokemon spot early in the game, attach one energy card to it, and then use Scratch every turn while you're setting up the Pokemon on your bench.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average basic Pokemon card.  Like I mentioned in the strategy section of this post, I really like this card and think it will work well as a starter Pokemon in your fighting type deck.  If this card had a higher hp it would have received an above average score, but I like how Scratch can do above average damage and that Mankey has a low retreat cost to retreat it once you get done setting up your benched Pokemon.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Mankey from the Plasma Freeze set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Mankey's stage 1 evolution in Primeape, which is also from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

Free Pokemon TCG Online Code Cards:
Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
Are there any other basic Pokemon from the Plasma Freeze set that can do 20 damage for only one energy card, if yes, which Pokemon?
Please comment with your answer and a link to your YouTube channel.  Only one entry per person per day.  


Amirul Yew said...

Yes, Tympole

Amirul Yew

Hristo Mihailov said...

Yes, there are: Weedle; Horsea; Tympole; Thundurs EX can do 30 for 1 energy; Nidoran♂ can also do 30 for 1 energy. I hope that's all of them.

Hristo Mihailov

Priyansh Gupta said...

yes... weedle,horsea,tympole


Benjamin Lin said...

no there isn't any basic Pokemon that does exactly do 20 damage like plasma storm chimchar. Weedle; Horsea; Tympole; Thundurs EX all have the possibility for hitting 20 damage or more.


Fauzul Chowdhury said...

Tympole and Mankey

Fauzul Chowdhury

keanyee choo said...

no... there isnt


youmanex said...

mankey 1 rock enrgy and does 20 damage

koizo92 said...

There's other basic from plasma blast that can do 20 damage with one energy like horsea, tympole and weedle, but all of them need coin flip...


Tony Hoang said...

Weedle and Tymploe


Jacob Lin said...



Jacob Lin said...

yes... weedle,horsea,tympole


Ulises said...

yes: horsea

user: ulizez89

Jia Wei Ng said...

horsea, tympole, weedle


Tchika Hajiea said...

Weedle, Tympole

Christopher L said...
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Christopher L said...

horsea, tympole, weedle,and mankey
Thanks for the card giveaways...
(CaptainSwagbucks I think is the username)

rahul kumar said...


PrimetimePokemon said...

This probably wasn't the best and the clearest of questions to ask, so for everyone who answered, here are some codes: