Saturday, May 31, 2014

Metapod -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Metapod from the Flashfire Pokemon Card set.  Metapod is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Metapod's Ability is called Adaptive Evolution, this allows you to evolve Metapod on the first turn you play this card.  Besides the Ability, Metapod has one move called Harden, this move requires two colorless energy cards and prevents all damage done to Metapod by your opponent's active Pokemon if that Pokemon does 60 damage or less.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Metapod is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Caterpie into play (I reviewed Caterpie from this set yesterday) and then evolve Caterpie into Metapod.  Metapod does have a stage 2 evolution in Butterfree 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 Metapod is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read yesterday's review of Caterpie, you'll know that I thought the card was below average and quite limited in what it could do because it had such a low hp and only one move.  But because you can utilize Caterpie's Ability and evolve it into Metapod right away this should help if you're looking to use the first two Pokemon in this line.  However, this Metapod card is quite similar to Caterpie in that it can evolve right away into Butterfree which you'll more than likely want to do, but because I haven't reviewed that card yet this Ability won't help us.  Your only option with this card is to use Harden every turn which never does any damage, only prevents your opponent from attacking you.  So the only way I could see someone wanting to use this Pokemon in a deck is if they think they can set up their benched Pokemon extremely quickly, so you would get Caterpie and then Metapod into the active Pokemon spot to start the game, use Harden every turn until your benched Pokemon is ready and then move one of those Pokemon into the active Pokemon spot.  I personally would stay away from this line at all costs.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an extremely poor stage 1 Pokemon card from the Flashfire set.  If you want to use this card without using Butterfree this card is absolutely horrendous because you can't attack with it and it has a low hp.  But if you think you can accomplish a lot with a defensive card go for it and use this card.  But in my opinion, both of the first two Pokemon in this lot are pretty bad, both individually and as a group these Pokemon get 1s from me.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Metapod from the X and Y set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Metapod's stage 2 evolution in Butterfree which is 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 --
What was the last set I reviewed a Metapod card in?
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.

20 comments:

Dustin Reynolds said...

June 27, 2012
youtube username: Dustin Reynolds

Dustin Reynolds said...

June 27, 2012
youtube username: Dustin Reynolds

Cabal said...

The last set you reviewed a Metapod card was from Flashfire set.

cabalw

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

Matthew Phang said...

Flashfire was the last set you reviewed a Metapod.

sap1l

http://www.youtube.com/user/sap1l

nicholas chandra said...

Flashfire set

nicholas chandra

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UChPHMYw42XGg3-2Kb3OYPXw

ilija Rošić said...

flashfire set was the only and last metapod card that you me a review of
http://www.youtube.com/user/1l1dijan

Max said...

The last set that you reviewed Metapod was in the Flashfire Set.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZpvu0dfYXTXAJkxht2kxlA

Scott Muldoon said...

Flashfire!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4WZ1M1EugTs5sFGlsM_q2Q

Jacob Lin said...

flashfire set was the only and last metapod card that you me a review of
http://www.youtube.com/user/raytonlin1

raytonlin1

Arion Pleiades said...

This is the only metapod card you have reviewed and this set is Flashfire

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVDimFhDUKEvzV-Pw9HtoyA

Mecha Walrus said...

To be honest, this is the best you could ask for from an evolving Stage 1.

All Stage 1's are usually skipped with Rare Candy (excluding the Dragon Call Gabite)into their Stage 2. This card let's you get your Stage 2 out ON THE FIRST TURN.

The only real problem is the fact that the Butterfree from the set is terrible...

Jonnie Yang said...

This is the latest set, isn't it? so my answer is FLASHFIRE

https://www.youtube.com/user/heavenrains91

Ryan Dhillon said...

The answer is Flashfire!

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

Jasper Stacey said...

Flashfire Set

Jasper Stacey

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

XG13 said...

FlashFire set


https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6wAwFJ1NXK-W3godVEGdvw

Otto Princigalli said...

The Metapod from the flashfire set

oprincigalli

youtube.com/user/oprincigalli

Ben Smith said...

flash fire


https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXGPXtvimAUbRUFLe_yvByA

Rushi Patel said...

flash fire!

Moshe said...

This is your first review of a metapod, so it's a trick question, there hasn't been a previous set you reviewed a metapod in.

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

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Moshe for winning!