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.
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