Thursday, October 9, 2014

Machamp -- Furious Fists Pokemon Card Review

Machamp Furious Fists Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Machamp from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card Set.  Machamp is a stage 2, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 150.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Machamp's Ability is called Fighting Fury and gives all of your fighting type Pokemon 20 more damage to their attacks when attacking your opponent's active Pokemon.  Besides the Ability, Machamp just has one move called Machamp Crush, this move requires three fighting energy cards and does 80 damage.  Plus during your opponent's next turn, any attacks done to Machamp are reduced by 40.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Machamp is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Machop into play and then evolve it into Machoke before you can evolve Machoke into Machamp, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last couple of days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that I thought both cards were below average, both cards had good HP but were limited on what they could do and had high retreat costs.  So knowing this about both of those cards and looking at this Machamp card, if you're building a fighting type deck, this card is a must have in your deck.  Not only can it do above average damage for only 3 energy cards, but its Ability will make all of your fighting type Pokemon that much better.  Because the first two Pokemon in this line aren't that great, I would set up this line on the bench, putting a 2-2-2 line in my deck.  I would try and keep one Machamp on the bench to use its Ability and I would use this other one in the active Pokemon spot.  When you do get Machamp in the active Pokemon spot your only choice is to use Machamp Crush every turn.  A good thing about this card is that if you decide to retreat Machamp, you'll only have to give up two energy cards, so you'll still have one energy card on it when it is on the bench.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an excellent Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set, and a card that can be used to build a fighting type deck around.  There isn't anything that I dislike about this card, it has a high HP, decent retreat cost, and amazing Ability, and a very good move.  However, when you combine this card with Machop and Machoke from this set, I would only give the entire line a 4 out of 5 rating, you still want to use this line in a deck, but just make sure you know that Machop and Machoke aren't the greatest in this set.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Machamp from the Furious Fists set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Hitmonlee, 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 --
True or False?  The Machamp card in Base Set is always a 1st edition one.
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.


Niruth Kashyap said...

True. The Machamp card in the base set is always a 1st edition card.

YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap


Vaxeler Cards said...

True. I've got two of them myself.
youtubename: Vaxeler Cards
keep up the good work!

Ryan De Bruijne said...

It's true


Hristo Mihailov said...
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Hristo Mihailov said...

True, it's always a first edition one.

Hristo Mihailov

Daniel Chen said...

It is super cheap.
Daniel Chen

Olie Remnant said...

True. The Machamp base set card is always first edition.

Youtube username: Olie Remnant
Youtube channel:

Jason Groth said...

Answer: TRUE

YouTube name: Jason Groth

YouTube Channel URL:

Franco said...



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Anonymous said...


Dietch said...


YT Name: Diego Filon


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Carlos H. said...

It´s true.

Username: Carlos M.


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Samcam Bolt said...
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Samcam Bolt said...

oops, on my last post, i forgot to post my youtube link. and yes, yes it is.


Drewmeister said...

Andrew Huisman.

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Jam T said...

Yes, it is true.

Youtube AC name: jamesontse

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Dietch for winning!

Nick Hensing said...

False the 1st edition ones are easier to find though. I have a Unlimited edition one XD.