Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Machamp from the Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Set. This is the second of two Machamp cards I've reviewed from the Plasma Blast set. Machamp is a stage 2, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140. It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. This Machamp card does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Knock Off, for three energy cards, two colorless and one fighting, this move does 60 damage plus you get to randomly discard a card from your opponent's hand. Machamp's second move is called Reinforced Lariat, this move requires four energy cards, two each of colorless and fighting, and does 80 damage, plus 40 more damage if you have a Tool card attached to Machamp.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Machamp is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Machop into play and then evolve it into Machoke before you can evolve Machoke into Machamp, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last couple of days. The previous two Pokemon in this family are average at best, both have high retreat costs so if you want to use Machamp in your deck, I would recommend setting this line up on your bench. And remember, this is the second card of Machamp from this set, later in this blog post I'll be comparing the two. If you want to use this Machamp card in your deck, like I mentioned set it up on your bench, this card is a bit quicker than yesterday's Machamp card and it doesn't have an Ability so there is no reason to keep it on your bench was you have enough energy cards on Machamp to attack. Because this Machamp card requires so many energy cards to attack and has a high retreat cost, if you want to use this line in your deck, I wouldn't use more than a 2-1-1 line of Machop, Machoke, and Machamp.
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 Blast Pokemon card set. I have given both Machamp cards from this set a 3 out of 5 rating, but I actually prefer yesterday's card more, it has a higher hp, can do more damage consistenty, and has a pretty good Ability. So if you're looking to use the Machamp family in your deck, use the other card from this set. I would give the entire line of Machop, Machoke, and this Machamp card a 2 out of 5 rating, overall it is just slightly worse than this line with the other Machamp card.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Machamp from the Plasma Blast set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Throh, which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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