Friday, December 12, 2014

Manectric EX -- Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Review

Manectric EX Phantom Forces Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Manectric EX and Manectric EX Full Art from the Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Set.  Manectric EX is a basic, EX, lightning type Pokemon card with an hp of 170. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Manectric does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Overrun, for one colorless energy card this move does 20 damage to your opponent's active Pokemon, then it does 20 damage to one of your opponent's benched Pokemon.  Manectric's second move is called Assault Laser, this move requires two energy cards, one each of lightning and colorless, and does 60 damage, plus if the defending Pokemon has a Tool card attached to it, this move does 120 damage instead of 60.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Manectric EX is a basic Pokemon card you won't need to use any other cards with this card.  But remember, because this card is an EX card, if this card is knocked out, two prize cards are taken instead of one.  However, Manectric does have a mega evolution you could use from this set and I will be reviewing that card tomorrow, so this strategy below will act like Manectric EX does not have an evolution.  So knowing this, on its own, I would not recommend using this card in a deck, unless you're building a spread damage type deck, then using one of these cards in the deck is a possibility because you could just put one energy card on this card and use Overrun most turns, then retreat Manectric for only one energy card whenever you need to.  But the main reason I wouldn't use this card in a deck, is because neither move that this card has is very powerful and that is what you need on an EX card, there are much better lightning type Pokemon out there to use in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very poor EX Pokemon card from the Phantom Forces set.  The only good thing about this card is it has a low retreat cost, otherwise, its HP isn't that great, and neither move on this card can do much damage, unless the defending Pokemon is holding a Pokemon Tool card.  So if you want EX cards in your deck, I would try and find a different one to use, because this Manectric EX card just won't cut it for you.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Manectric EX from the Phantom Forces set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Manectric's mega evolution in Mega Manectric EX, 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 --
How many non full art EX cards are in the Phantom Forces set?
Please respond by including the correct answer and a link to your YouTube channel.  Only one entry per person please.


5 creative kids said...

There are 6 Ex cards(excluding full arts) in the Phantom Forces set.

5 creative kids

Niruth Kashyap said...

There are 6 Non full art EX cards in the Phantom Forces set.

YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap


brezaboy said...

There are 6 non full art EX in the Phantom Forces set


Cabal said...

There are 6 non full art EX cards in the Phantom Forces set.


William Johnston said...

There are 6 non full art EX cards in the Phantom Forces set.

masajus said...

There are 6 non full art EX


Hao Kuang said...

if include mega evolution there are 8, but if do not include there are 6.


pokemon 73 said...

there are 8 (with mega evolution), there are 6 (without mega evolution) it depend how you look at it.


Dex Tim said...

There are 6 non full art EX cards in the Phantom Forces set

Dex Tim

blackworld7 said...

There are 6 Non full art EX cards in the Phantom Forces set (8 if you include Mega Evolutions).


PokemonguyTCG said...
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Kira Dante said...

There are 8 non full art EX

Kira Dante

foking jay said...

there are 6 sorry if i did it twice i think my computer is buggy

TCG Flame said...

There are 6 non-full art EX's

TCG Flame

Stunning Jam said...

There are 6 non-full art EXs.


crosswise98 said...


Kira Dante said...


Kira Dante

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Stunning Jam for winning!

Mecha Walrus said...

This is the best non-Mega EX in the set. . .

Overrun is a decent move to set up for KOS, but how is Assault Laser bad? It's ridiculous!

Almost every deck in this format runs tools, whether it's Muscle Band, Silver Bangle, G-Booster, or Float Stone. With this attack you are making them decide whether they should not attach their tools (which is a good thing) or taking 120 damage to the face. . . for 2 Energy.

If you are facing an EX, you can attach Team Flare Tool yourself to force the extra 60 damage. Even if there is no tool attached, 60 for 2 on a basic isn't awful. This card also OHKOs Yveltal.

Defnitely an excellent card. I don't know how you missed it.