Monday, January 19, 2015

Bronzong -- Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Review

Bronzong Phantom Forces Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Bronzong from the Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Set.  Bronzong is a stage 1, metal type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Bronzong's Ability is called Metal Links and allows you once per turn to move a metal energy card from your discard pile to one of your benched Pokemon.  Besides the Ability, Bronzong just has one move called Hammer In, this move requires three energy cards to use, two metal and one colorless, and does 60 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Bronzong is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Bronzor into play (I reviewed Bronzor from this set yesterday) and then evolve Bronzor into Bronzong.  If you read yesterday's review of Bronzor, you'll know that I thought that card was a below average Basic Pokemon card, mainly because it was severely limited in what it could do only having one move that did 10 damage and a low HP.  So knowing this about Bronzor and looking at this Bronzong card, the only way I would use this card in a deck is if one I was building a metal type deck, and two, I needed a quick way to get energy cards on my benched Pokemon.  If these two cases are true, I would include a 1-1 line of Bronzor and Bronzong in a deck and keep Bronzong on the bench the whole time, utilizing its Ability whenever you can move an energy card from your discard pile to one of your benched Pokemon.  The one move that Bronzong does have is average, so the card could be used in the active Pokemon spot if needed, but I would prefer to utilize this card only for its Ability.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Phantom Forces set.  Besides having a very good Ability to use in a metal type deck, this card is average overall, it has an average HP, and an average move, but a fairly high retreat cost and the one move that this card does have is slow to set up.  Together with Bronzor from this set, which I gave a 2 rating, I would give both of these Pokemon a 2 rating, just because they won't be that great unless you're using a majority of metal type Pokemon in your deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Bronzong from the Phantom Forces set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Dialga EX, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

Free Pokemon TCG Online Code Cards:
Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
What is the lowest rarity of any Bronzong card in the English TCG, and how many times has Bronzong been that rarity?
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.


ido guttman said...

bronzong lowest rerity was uncommon
it happend 2 times

ido guttman

nathan landrito said...

the lowest he has been is uncommon, and has been shown this way in 2 times, in platinum and arceus collections

Jacob Thome said...

common 5 times Jacob thome I have no picture

Simon Zumbach said...
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Simon Zumbach said...

Lowest rarity- uncommon

Amount of times- 2

Simon Zumbach

Cabal said...

2 times Uncommon


otavio said...

2 times and Uncommon
Aura Guardian

Atlas said...

2 Times it have been Uncommon


brezaboy said...

The lowest rarity of any Bronzong card is Uncommon and Bronzong has been that rarity 2 times


Poke'StarPlus said...

its lowest rarity is uncommon


Niruth Kashyap said...

Uncommon rarity and two times. (Once uncommon as Bronzong and another time as Bronzong G)

YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap


PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Simon Zumbach for winning!