Saturday, December 13, 2014

Mega Manectric EX -- Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Review

Mega Manectric EX Phantom Forces Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Mega Manectric EX from the Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Set.  Mega Manectric EX is a Mega Evolution, EX, lightning type Pokemon card with an hp of 210. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a free retreat cost.  Mega Manectric does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Turbo Bolt, for two energy cards, one each of lightning and colorless, this move does 110 damage and it allows you to attach two energy cards from your discard pile to one of your benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
Before I start with the strategy, remember that this card is a Mega Evolution card and an EX card so if you use this card in your deck and it gets knocked out, your opponent gets to take two prize cards instead of one and when you evolve an EX card into its Mega Evolution, your turn ends, you cannot do anything else.  So knowing these things, you'll always want to use Mega Evolution cards with caution, with that being said, I like this Mega card quite a bit, but because the Manectric EX card from this set is so poor, I definitely couldn't see myself using more than a 1-1 line of these two cards and I would never want to put Manectric EX into the active Pokemon spot without evolving it first.  So my strategy with this card would be to get it into the active Pokemon spot fairly early in the game, probably after my first Pokemon was knocked out, that way you can use Turbo Bolt every turn and retrieve those energy cards used on your first Pokemon from the discard pile.  What I really like about this card is that it has a free retreat cost, so once this card is set up, you are pretty much free to do 110 damage every single turn and set up your benched Pokemon with ease the remainder of the game.  If you're building a lightning type deck, I would highly recommend trying to fit these two EX cards into your deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very good Mega EX card from the Phantom Forces set that benefits greatly from having a quick move that does major damage and a free retreat cost.  To me, this card is a game changer once it is set up, since it can knock out most Pokemon in one turn, every Pokemon except Mega EX in two turns, and once you get just two energy cards on this card, you are set for the entirety of the game.  The only downfall of this card is that you have to use it with Manectric EX, which is a very poor card and one in which I only gave a 1 out of 5 rating.  But with that being said, I like Mega Manectric that much that I would give the two cards combined a 4 out of 5 rating.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Mega Manectric EX from the Phantom Forces set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Pachirisu, 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 --
Which Mega EX card do I like better in general from this set, Gengar or Manectric?
Please respond by including the correct answer and a link to your YouTube channel.  Only one entry per person please.


5 creative kids said...

Hmm, this is a tough one. I'll say you like Mega Manectric ex better in general

5 creative kids

brezaboy said...

According to your "My Top 10 Phantom Forces Pokemon Cards" video you like better Mega Gengar EX from Phantom Forces set


masajus said...

Mega Gengar EX from Phantom Forces set


TCG Flame said...

Mega Gengar EX

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Niruth Kashyap said...

Mega Gengar EX

YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap


Cabal said...

You like Mega Gengar EX better in general than Mega Manectric EX.


Dex Tim said...

I believe you like Mega Gengar EX better.

Dex Tim

pokemon 73 said...

Mega gengar,


Hao Kuang said...

Mega gengar


crosswise98 said...

M Gengar EX

Unknown said...

I thinks that's Mega Gengar EX c:


Adrian Eduardo said...

Mega Gengar EX


Joey Benson said...

You definitely like Mega Manectric EX more

Pyroar TCG said...

Gengar that's what I think

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to brezaboy for winning!