Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Malamar #77/146 -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Malamar Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Malamar from the Pokemon XY Card Set.  This is the second of two consecutive Malamar cards I'll be reviewing from this set.  Malamar is a stage 1, darkness type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy retreat cost.  Malamar does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Mental Panic, this move requires one colorless energy card and does 30 damage to your opponent's active Pokemon, plus if your opponent tries to attack during their next turn they must flip a coin and if they get a tails they can't attack.  Malamar's second move is called Puncture, this move does 70 damage for three energy cards, two darkness and one colorless.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Malamar is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get one of the two Inkay cards from this set onto your bench and then evolve Inkay into Malamar.  I have reviewed both Inkay cards from this set the past two days as well as the other Malamar card.  After reviewing all of those cards, you'll want to use the Inkay numbered 75 and this Malamar card in a darkness type deck.  Both of these Pokemon can attack quickly and are very good overall.  So if you're building a darkness type deck, I would include up to a 3-2 line of this family.  You can move either Pokemon into the active Pokemon spot whenever and when you get Malamar into play you'll want to use Puncture most turns unless you're afraid Malamar will get knocked out its next turn then you could use Mental Panic instead and hope your opponent flips a tails when flipping a coin.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a very good stage 1 Pokemon card and a card that should definitely be used in most darkness type decks out there.  I like that it has a high hp and two very good, powerful moves.  The only downside on this card is the retreat cost, but the cost to retreat is still lower than its move with the highest energy cost.  Overall, I would give the line of Inkay and Malamar from the X and Y set, at least the ones I said to use, a 4 out of 5 rating, both Pokemon are very good.  Individually I gave Inkay a 3 and Malamar a 5.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Malamar from the X and Y set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Yveltal which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
What Pokemon card received the lowest rating ever from me and what rating did I give that card?
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.


Cabal said...
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yanick lee said...


Yanick Lee


Cabal said...
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Cabal said...

Unown P from Diamond & Pearl: Majestic Dawn, Unown ! from Diamond & Pearl: Legends Awakened and Inkay from X and Y received the lowest rating ever from you and you give those card a 0 out of 5 rating.



teng jinchung said...

inkay (XY), unown P (Majestic Dawn), and Unown ! (Legends Awakened)

teng jinchung

Utsav Shrestha said...

inkay from the xy set, you gave it 0 out of 5 rating.

Tony Xue said...

Unknown P (Majestic Dawn), Unknown ! (Legends Awakened), and Inkay (XY). These received a 0 out of 5 rating.


LunaBjornen said...

-Unown P
(Diamond & Pearl: Majestic Dawn)

-Unown !
(Diamond & Pearl: Legends Awakened)

(X and Y)

they got the lowest rating from you.
you gave them 0/5.



Scott Muldoon said...

Unown P

Unown !


All of these received 0/5.


Alvin Kam said...

inkay #74 in the x and y set, getting a 0 out of 5

David Simpson said...

Inkay and the two different unknowns.

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5yq25VRWJD-vFMogxSIytw

Jacob Lin said...

Unknown P (Majestic Dawn), Unknown ! (Legends Awakened), and Inkay (XY). These received a 0 out of 5 rating.


hunter nilsson said...

unknown p card rating 0 out of 5
user hunter nilsson

Brennan Johnson said...

Unown P from diamond and pearl Majestic dawn.
Unown ! from diamond and pearl legends awakened
Inkay from X&Y

Youtube: https://plus.google.com/u/0/105633426724133397165/posts

1awesome180 said...

Inkay and unown P and ! all received 0/5 rating


mjo714 said...

Inkay from X/Y, Unown P from Majestic Dawn, and Unown ! from Legends Awakened all received a 0/5 rating.

youtube url: https://www.youtube.com/user/thebigpurplemonkey

Shawn Ng said...

Unknown P (Majestic Dawn)
Unknown ! (Legends Awakened)
Inkay (XY)
They received 0 out of 5 rating.

Shawn Ng


julian cai said...

Unown P from majestic dawn
Unown ! From legends awakened
Inkay fron x and y they got 0/5

Josh Cruz said...

Inkay from the XY set you gave it a 0 out of 5

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Cabal for winning!