Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Metapod from the Flashfire Pokemon Card set. Metapod is a stage 1, grass type Pokemon card, with an hp of 70. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Metapod's Ability is called Adaptive Evolution, this allows you to evolve Metapod on the first turn you play this card. Besides the Ability, Metapod has one move called Harden, this move requires two colorless energy cards and prevents all damage done to Metapod by your opponent's active Pokemon if that Pokemon does 60 damage or less.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Metapod is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Caterpie into play (I reviewed Caterpie from this set yesterday) and then evolve Caterpie into Metapod. Metapod does have a stage 2 evolution in Butterfree 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 Metapod is the final evolution in this line. So if you read yesterday's review of Caterpie, you'll know that I thought the card was below average and quite limited in what it could do because it had such a low hp and only one move. But because you can utilize Caterpie's Ability and evolve it into Metapod right away this should help if you're looking to use the first two Pokemon in this line. However, this Metapod card is quite similar to Caterpie in that it can evolve right away into Butterfree which you'll more than likely want to do, but because I haven't reviewed that card yet this Ability won't help us. Your only option with this card is to use Harden every turn which never does any damage, only prevents your opponent from attacking you. So the only way I could see someone wanting to use this Pokemon in a deck is if they think they can set up their benched Pokemon extremely quickly, so you would get Caterpie and then Metapod into the active Pokemon spot to start the game, use Harden every turn until your benched Pokemon is ready and then move one of those Pokemon into the active Pokemon spot. I personally would stay away from this line at all costs.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is an extremely poor stage 1 Pokemon card from the Flashfire set. If you want to use this card without using Butterfree this card is absolutely horrendous because you can't attack with it and it has a low hp. But if you think you can accomplish a lot with a defensive card go for it and use this card. But in my opinion, both of the first two Pokemon in this lot are pretty bad, both individually and as a group these Pokemon get 1s from me.
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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Metapod from the X and Y set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Metapod's stage 2 evolution in Butterfree which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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