Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Machoke from the Furious Fists Pokemon Card set. Machoke is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Machoke does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Beatdown. This move requires two fighting energy cards and does 40 damage.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Machoke is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Machop into play (I reviewed Machop from this set yesterday) and then evolve Machop into Machoke. Machoke does have a stage 2 evolution in Machamp 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 Machoke is the final evolution in this line. So if you read yesterday's review of Machop, you'll know that I thought that card was a below average Basic Pokemon card. The main reason I didn't like the card was that the retreat cost on the card was higher than the energy cost of its only move, which only did 10 damage. So knowing this about Machop and looking at this Machoke card, if you're in need of 2 Pokemon cards to fill your fighting type deck, Machop and Machoke would fill your need, but they wouldn't be my first choice to do so. You could use a 1-1 line of these Pokemon and move Machop right to the active Pokemon spot when you get it, attach one energy card to it, use its only attack, then try and evolve it into Machoke as soon as possible, attach one more energy card to Machoke and use Beatdown every turn. If you can get Machoke into the active Pokemon spot early in the game, you can do a fair amount of damage doing 40 damage a turn, but later in the game this card won't do that much only doing 40 damage.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is a below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Furious Fists set. This card is above average early in the game since it has one quick move that does 40 damage, but later on as the game progresses you're going to want a card that can do a bit more than 40 damage a turn. So overall, I gave Machop and Machoke each 2 ratings individually and combined I would also give them a 2 rating.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Machoke from the Furious Fists set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Machoke's stage 2 evolution in Machamp which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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