Monday, December 9, 2013

Machoke -- Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Review

Machoke Plasma Blast Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Machoke from the Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Set.  Machoke is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Machoke does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Last-Chance Chop, this move requires one colorless energy card and does 20 damage plus 70 more damage if Machoke only has 10 hp left on it.  Machoke's second move is called Seismic Toss, this move requires three energy cards, two fighting and one colorless, and does 60 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Machoke is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Machop into play (I reviewed Machop from this set yesterday) and then evolve Machop into Machoke.  Machoke does have a stage 2 evolution in Machamp 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 Machoke is the final evolution in this line.  Just a note there are actually two Machamp cards in this set, one rare the other rare holo.  So if you read yesterday's review of Machop you'll know that I thought the card was pretty average but I gave it a below average rating because the retreat cost on the card was higher than any of the energy requirements to attack.  So if you plan on using Machoke in your deck, I would only use a 1-1 line of Machop and Machoke just because they require so many energy cards to retreat.  I would try my hardest to get Machoke onto your bench and get three energy cards on it so when you move it to the active Pokemon spot you can use Seismic Toss right away.  I would then use Seismic Toss every turn until Machoke is about to feint, then I would use Last-Chance Chop.  I personally would not use Machop or Machoke in a deck because neither card is above average and together they just aren't that great.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average stage 1 Pokemon card.  This Machoke card does have an average hp, and two pretty decent moves.  This card can attack quickly, do 60 damage regularly, and even do 90 damage in certain situations.  Just like Machop from yesterday, this card's retreat cost is quite high, but since Seismic Toss requires three energy cards the retreat cost really isn't as bad.  Even though Machoke is an average card, the line of Machop and Machoke from this set would get a 2 out of 5 rating for me, Machoke was a 3, Machop a 2.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Machoke from the Plasma Blast set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of the first of two Machamp cards from this set, which is the stage 2 evolution in the line of Machop and Machoke.  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 --
What rarity was the Machoke card from Base Set?
Please respond by including your YouTube username and link to your YouTube channel.  If the question is quite tough, the first correct comment will win, otherwise I'll use a random number generator to choose a winner.

36 comments:

DJ said...

Uncommon. Youtube Name: Huskar009

ilija Rošić said...

his rarity was uncommon

1l1dijan

http://www.youtube.com/user/1l1dijan

Takku said...

Its rarity was Uncommon.

Username: Tushar Shrotriya

Channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4xQX7TmWfrJJeeoN9wCQlw
(same as http://www.youtube.com/user/tushartakku)

Angel Zero said...

Uncommon

Angel Zero

http://www.youtube.com/user/zerooriginal1989

Tam Hoang said...

The Machoke from BS have a rarity of uncommon.

Username: blingblingjingjing

Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/blingblingjingjing

Cabal said...

Uncommon

cabalw

http://www.youtube.com/user/cabalw

Cocohermetic said...

uncommon

Cocohermetic

http://www.youtube.com/user/CocoHermetic

Tom Tan said...

uncommon Tom Tan youtube name

Jacob Aji Varghese said...

uncommon
Jacob aji varghese
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVtpVL74EOBcLox90IZATIg

Stefan Yalcin said...

Uncommon

batista04862

http://www.youtube.com/user/batista04862

Zande1 said...

uncommon

Zachary Cards


http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfmnPMKbHc7CoMSn5EzTwiQ

Paolo Gonzales said...

Uncommon

Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/user/MinesAreCraft

LightHero Reshiram said...

it is 2%

Ryno G said...

Uncommon

Ryno_G

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS24ZsV6h4VwANiz5l4iswQ

Peters Peter said...

it was uncommon

http://www.youtube.com/user/XxGoalzilla91xX

Vanda said...

(>0_0)> UNCOMMON <(0_0<)


http://www.youtube.com/user/aniMas0987

raza1495 said...

Uncommon

raza1495

http://www.youtube.com/user/raza1495

Nick Hale said...

uncommon

bombpho

http://www.youtube.com/user/Darksaw5

greeniegorilla said...

Machoke's rarity was Uncommon, which carried over, at the very least, to his artwork's repeated inclusion in Base Set 2 and the Legendary Series.

Thanks so much!

Peter - http://www.youtube.com/user/greeniegorilla

Pablosan999 said...

Uncommon

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkWHTYVsfoGRhmVxiR_qS-w

נועם כהן said...

Uncommon

user name noam cohen(in english)
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0OeueccCL6gK9hdbm8V6-Q

Abhay Sharma said...

uncommon

Jacob Lin said...


the rarity was uncommon
raytonlin1
http://www.youtube.com/user/raytonlin1

Felix Uggla said...

Uncommon!
fruggstrix
youtube.com/fruggstrix
I hope I win

palinhoPT said...

uncommon.

palinhoPT

youtube.com/palinhoPT

Kevin Hu said...

Machoke was a uncommon.
http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Machoke_(Base_Set_34)

Youtube:ninjap98

mike capati said...

uncommon

ubladeworks91

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOZ7O2ZAkR2QVK9QFOaBWPA

SuperMighty Michael said...

his rarity was uncommon YouTube UserName: SuperMightyMichael

Aly Persaud said...

The rarity is uncommon.

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJJPl5ROKdGWpFP81hzNLXg

adrian said...

Uncommon
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/MrAdrian8199

Justin McClarran said...

Uncommon.

Justin McClarran

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpqMAp2tZkhFdgFPo-QQF5w

Lovelle Lee said...

It was an uncommon.

Lovelle Lee
http://www.youtube.com/user/SingleTrickStrikes

Kill said...

Rare

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PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Pablosan999 for winning!

Pablosan999 said...

Hey thanks PTP here's my channel.
http://www.youtube.com/user/rampablo100
let me know when you message me thanks