Friday, March 13, 2015

Magcargo 24/160 -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Magcargo Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Magcargo from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  This is the second Magcargo card that I will be reviewing from this set.  Magcargo is a stage 1, fire type Pokemon card, with an hp of 110.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  This Magcargo has an Ancient Trait ability which is referenced as a Barrier and says that any time your opponent plays a trainer card that affects Magcargo in any way, all effects of that card are prevented.  Besides the Ancient Trait, this card does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Ram, this move requires two energy cards to use, one each of fire and colorless, and does 30 damage.  Magcargo's second move is called Indomitable Blaze, this move requires three energy cards to use, two colorless and one fire, and does 60 damage plus 60 more damage if the defending Pokemon is an EX.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Magcargo is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Slugma into play (I reviewed Slugma from this set two days ago) and then evolve Slugma into Magcargo, there are actually two Magcargo cards from this set, I reviewed the other one in this set yesterday.  If you read my review of Slugma, you'll know that I thought that card was a very poor Basic Pokemon card only receiving a 1 rating from me.  Outside of an above average HP, that card had two very poor moves, and a high retreat cost.  So knowing this about Slugma and looking at this specific Magcargo card, I wouldn't recommend using this card in a deck.  Even though Magcargo has an above average HP, two moves, and an Ancient Trait, none of these I am that big of a fan of so I would definitely recommend using the other Magcargo card from this set.  If you are already using a 1-1 line of Slugma and Magcargo in your deck, it may not hurt to add one more of each Slugma and then this Magcargo card, that way if your opponent ever does use EX cards in their deck, this card would be able to do 120 damage a turn for only three energy cards.  But again, if I were to choose between the two Magcargo cards in this set, yesterday's would be the one I prefer much more.

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 Primal Clash set.  Like I stated in the previous section, this card does have a lot going for it, with a high HP and two solid moves, but compared to the other Magcargo card in this set and other Stage 1 cards overall, I cannot give this card a better than average rating.  So if I were to use this card with Slugma from this set, I would only give the two of them a 2 out of 5 rating, I would not recommend them.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Magcargo from the Primal Clash set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Torchic, 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 --
How many fire type Ancient Trait cards are in the Primal Clash set?
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.

20 comments:

Matthew Tom said...

2! Macargo and Torchic.

BuzzShots
https://www.youtube.com/user/BuzzShotsGameplay

Cabal said...

There are 2 Fire type Ancient Trait cards in the Primal Clash set which are Torchic and Magcargo.

cabalw

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnLY5kCyPH6tBOPfSjiVgsg

Sherief Adel said...

Only 2 fire type ancient trait cards:
Magcargo(24/160)
Torchic (26/160)

Username : Sherief Adel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrEHf9PIg83MWNuTySUISbA

brezaboy said...

Only 2

brezaboy

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH9PLftx6uOhaO-ifNtPbmA

Chasista said...

There are 2 different fire type Ancient Trait cards in the PC set.

Chasista

https://www.youtube.com/user/Chasista

Andrew Han 6D said...

only two

channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtxQWqx6VO0xPWNyNqVT91w?spfreload=10

Niruth Kashyap said...

2 cards.

YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap

Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWBgLwMzImHCHJpGxyhFYKQ

Kai Tung Ng said...

There are 2 Fire Type Ancient Trait cards in the Primal Clash expansion.

Kai Tung Ng

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc_wX6pMW7wFZFmb9E3XmOw

riyad I said...

2
riyad I
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PandaPiggys NeonPanda said...
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PandaPiggys NeonPanda said...

soz 2 cards (neonpanda https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5xNYD68ibt6f8_hyoh488w

Gabriel Mello said...

2

gabrielchites
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZv06hkvPzwGBhu196sSgkA

Jorge Aguirre said...

there are only two types of fire type ancient trait cards in the primal clash set

Jorge Aguirre

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ8KpKm2Umx-87lKjMvD6yg

Iggy-14 said...

2, Magcargo and Torchic :)

Iggy-14

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeuoReyamQ0mbH50_cpyAcQ

Poke Man said...

2

Poke Man

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOfZyBoc1AD3S_qK4SAO8Qg

Franz Macalintal said...

only 2

YT Name : Franz Macalintal

YT Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4TyDh-KHVJP5qogJYSAYIg

Priyansh Gupta said...

there are 2 ancient trait crads in this set. Torchic and magcargo.

Priyansh Gupta

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNdCW_rKvMv4DKzkhmfLpsQ

themrcoolguy18 said...

2

Mecool g

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Daniel Chen said...

2,which is Magcargo and Torchic
Daniel Chen
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLL8CERppiRcdWh7xNLnm4Q

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Matthew Tom for winning!