Sunday, December 8, 2013

Machop -- Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Review

Machop Plasma Blast Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Machop from the Plasma Blast Pokemon Card Set.  Machop is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Machop does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Low Kick, this move requires two energy cards, one each of fighting and colorless, and does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Machop is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Machoke and a stage 2 evolution in Machamp, which I'll be reviewing the next few days, you'll more than likely want to use those cards with this Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed those cards yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolutions.  So on its own, I would not recommend using this card.  I say this because even though Low Kick does do above average damage and Machop has an average hp, the retreat cost is way too high for me to consider using this card in my deck.  If the retreat cost was one energy card or less I would recommend using two of these in a deck but it isn't so I can't recommend using it.  Of course if you plan on using this card in a deck without its evolutions, I would start the game with Machop with possible, wait two turns and then use Low Kick every turn.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average basic Pokemon card.  Like I mentioned in the strategy section of this post, I do like Machop's only move but because this card has such a high hp, it is getting a below average rating.  So the high retreat cost combined with the slow move makes this card unplayable in my opinion.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Machop from the Plasma Blast set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Machop's stage 1 evolution in Machoke, 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 --
How many total English sets has Machop been in?
Please comment with your answer and a link to your YouTube channel.  Only one entry per person per day.  Approximately 24 hours after this review has been posted, I will use a random number generator to select a commenter who has commented with the correct answer. 

33 comments:

Pablosan999 said...

16

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

ilija Rošić said...

15
1l1dijan
http://www.youtube.com/user/1l1dijan

Tam Hoang said...

Machop had appeared in 16 sets:Base Set, Base Set 2, Legendary Collection, Team Rocket, Gym Challenge(as Giovanni's Machop), Neo Destiny, Expedition Base Set, Skyridge, EX Hidden Legends, EX Legend Maker, EX Power Keepers, Diamond & Pearl, Diamond & Pearl Trainer Kit (part of Lucario Half Deck), Stormfront, Triumphant, Plasma Blast.

greeniegorilla said...

Machop has, perhaps most inclusively, appeared in 16 sets so far, but that is only counting the Diamond and Pearl Trainer Kit as being its own set (whereas the Machop included is a reprint), as well as considering "Giovanni's Machop" to be a "Machop". I would argue that Machop has really only been in 14 sets to date.

Thanks!

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

Takku said...

Machop has appeared in 15 sets (14 if you exclude Giovanni's Machop from Gym Challenge).

Username: Tushar Shrotriya

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

Peacemaker said...

16 All together. I'm : http://www.youtube.com/devilsskullpath2000

Cabal said...

14

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

Jacob Aji Varghese said...

16
Jacob aji varghese
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVtpVL74EOBcLox90IZATIg

Angel Zero said...

16

Angel Zero

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

Jacob Lin said...


16
(high HP lol)
raytonlin1
http://www.youtube.com/channel/raytonlin1

Peters Peter said...

15

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

Bruno Zago said...

15
brunofzago2
www.youtube.com/user/brunofzago2

Vanda said...

16 sets!

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

duc said...

15 sets? Maybe?

http://youtube.com/user/ducthaituyen

Ryan Kavanaugh said...

15 sets, 16 if you include Giovanni's Machop

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

raza1495 said...

16

raza1495

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

chilai said...

15 sets, 16 if you include Giovanni's Machop!!


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

Stefan Yalcin said...

16

batista04862

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

palinhoPT said...

15 sets, 16 if you include Giovanni's Machop!!

palinhoPt

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

Ryno G said...

16 sets

Ryno G

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

parnellapril said...

15

Aly Persaud said...

I believe it is 16 sets.

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

Douglas Gaitan said...

16 douglas7068

Justin McClarran said...

16 sets.

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

Giachino Barcelona said...

15/16 sets(depends on if you want to include Giovanni's Machop)

Name:Giachino Barcelona

Link:http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7PLuRRg5W-PgLndZzcDx4w

SchimanskyGaming said...

16
https://www.youtube.com/user/SchimanskyGaming

Kill said...

17

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to greeniegorilla for winning!

christian agudo said...

Machop has appeared in 15 english sets
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRBeNDtppkpr6nRDulx2rLQ

Lovelle Lee said...

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

greeniegorilla said...

Thanks so much!

Nancy Davis said...

16

Nancy Davis said...

16
YouTube name : The Smash978