Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Metagross from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon Card Set. Metagross is a stage 2, psychic type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140. It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Metagross's Ability is called Plasma Search, this says that you may search your deck for a Team Plasma card and move it to your hand once per turn. Besides the Ability, Metagross just has one move called Mind Bind, this move requires four energy cards, three colorless and one psychic, and does 60 damage plus confuses the defending Pokemon.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Metagross is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Beldum into play and then evolve it into Metang before you can evolve Metang into Metagross, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last couple of days. The first two Pokemon in this line from Plasma Freeze are average to below average. So with that in mind, if you choose to use Metagross in your deck I would recommend evolving those Pokemon into Metagross on your bench, that way you can attach as many energy cards as you'd like to Metagross without getting any damage on it, so when you move it into the active Pokemon spot you can do damage for many turns to come. But the main reason you'll want to keep this card on the bench is so you can utilize's its Ability to get Team Plasma cards into your hand. So if you use this card in a deck, you'll want to use it in a deck that uses mostly Team Plasma cards. That way you can get pretty much any card you want from your deck into your hand whenever you'd like. In my opinion Metagross isn't the greatest attack wise, so I probably would only include a 3-2-1 line of Beldum, Metang, and Metagross in a deck, and keep Metagross on the bench for as long as possible. You can fit this line into a dual type deck because many of these Pokemon require mostly colorless energy cards to attack. When you do get Metagross into the attack Pokemon spot you'll of course want to use Mind Bend every turn.
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 from the Plasma Freeze Pokemon card set. Even though this card has a below average move that takes a long time to set up and cannot do much damage, I am giving this card an average rating still because I really like its Ability, I think this more than makes up for Metagross's poor move. Overall, unless you're specifically building a Team Plasma deck, I would not recommend using this line, I would give the entire line a 2 out of 5 rating, Beldum was a 3, Metang was a 2, and Metagross was a 2.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Metagross from the Plasma Freeze set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Deoxys EX Full Art which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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