Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Magmar -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Magmar Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Magmar from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Magmar is a basic, fire type Pokemon card with an hp of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Magmar does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Ram, this move requires one fire energy card and does 10 damage.  Magmar's second move is called Ember, and for two energy cards, one each of fire and colorless, the move does 30 damage, however you must discard a fire energy card attached to Magmar after using this move.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Magmar is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Magmortar, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So, on its own you could definitely use this card as a starter type Pokemon in a fire type deck because it has such a high HP and because it has two moves.  I personally, would not use more than 1 of these cards on their own if I were to use this card at all.  I say this because even though Magmar has a good HP and two moves, Ram is an average move, but limited, and Ember would be a great move but having to discard a fire energy card every turn while trying to set up your benched Pokemon is not the best thing to have to do, plus if you want to just use Ram, you'll have to attach an additional energy card to Magmar to retreat it.  So, if you use this card in a deck, I would use it as a starter type card, get it into the active Pokemon spot early, use Ram most turns, so you have time to set up your benched Pokemon, then attach an additional energy card on it to retreat it back to your bench and put one of your more powerful Pokemon into the active Pokemon spot.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set.  This card is probably the best 2 rated card I have reviewed in awhile but I just couldn't give the card a 3 rating because of the fact Ember makes you discard an energy card and that the retreat cost on Magmar is two energy cards.  So overall, if you're building a fire type deck, this card is definitely one to consider but I would probably look elsewhere for one to use.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Magmar from the Furious Fists set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Magmar's stage 1 evolution Magmortar, 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 first English set to have Magmar as a rare 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.


teng jinchung said...

EX Legend Maker

teng jinchung

Hardik Raj said...

EX Legend Maker

hardik raj

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Robin H. said...

It was "EX Legend Maker".

ReviewNation Parth said...

Ex legend maker

YouTube name :- reviewnations Parth

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Jackie Betts said...

It was EX Legend Maker

Jackie Rissmiller

Suisho Kasumi said...

First "regular" rare Magmar was in EX Legend Maker, although earlier there was rare Magmar ex in EX Ruby & Sapphire.

Username: Suisho Kasumi


Carlos H. said...

Ex Legend Maker.

Username: Carlos M.


Hunter Rave said...

Ruby & Sapphire EX Legend Maker

Anonymous said...

Ex legend maker


Slavi Tzvetanov said...

Ex legend maker

Slavi Tzvetanov

raza1495 said...

EX Legend Maker


YouNeverSawStudios said...

EX Legend Maker


Kristin Hsieh said...

EX Legend Maker

Kristin Hsieh

Zelos Wilder said...

EX Ruby & Sapphire (2003)
100/109 Magmar ex

Jesus San

Kieran wallace said...
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Anonymous said...

EX Legend Maker

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Suisho Kasumi for winning!