Monday, July 13, 2015

Manectric -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Manectric Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Manectric from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  Manectric is a stage 1, lightning type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Manectric does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Random Spark, for one lightning energy card this move does 30 damage to one of your opponent's Pokemon.  Manectric's second move is called Bite, this move requires two colorless energy cards and does 40 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Manectric is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Electrike into play (I reviewed Electrike from this set yesterday) and then evolve Electrike into Manectric.  If you read yesterday's review of Electrike, you'll know that I thought the card was slightly below average, it couldn't be used on its own because it was so limited in what it could do only having one move that did 10 damage, other than that, it did have an average HP, and a low retreat cost.  So knowing this about Electrike and looking at Manectric, this card is similar to Electrike in that it has an average HP and a low retreat cost, but neither move it has is that great.  This card could definitely work in a spread damage type deck, since Random Spark can do 30 damage to any one of your opponent's Pokemon which helps you pick and choose an easy Pokemon to knock out.  Neither of Manectric's moves can do that much damage, but both are quick and do a good amount of damage for the amount of energy cards required.  I more than likely wouldn't use this line in a deck, since neither can do much damage, but if you're building a lightning type deck or are just a fan of this Pokemon line, only use a 1-1 line.

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 Roaring Skies set.  This card cannot do major damage, which is a turn off for me, but the card does have a solid HP, low retreat cost, and two good moves, at least for the amount of energy cards required to use them.  So you definitely can't go terribly wrong by using this Pokemon line in your deck, combined I would give the two of these cards a 3 out of 5 rating.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Manectric from the Roaring Skies set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Thundurus EX, 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 --
How many times has Manectric been an ultra rare in English sets?
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.

13 comments:

Cabal said...

Manectric had been an ultra rare 3 times in English sets, as Manectric ex (Rare Holo ex, 101/107) in EX Deoxys and Manectric EX (Rare Holo ex, 23/119) and Manectric EX Full Art (Rare Ultra, 113/119) in Phantom Forces.

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JDPTPokemon said...

Manectric had been an ultra rare 3 times in English sets.

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Phantom Pokemon Cards said...

it has been an ultra rare 3 times in English sets

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Daimond Slime said...

Manectric has been an ultra rare in 3 English sets so far

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bro 264 said...

Manectric has been an ultra rare in 3 English sets

YT: Bro 264

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The Pokemon Cards Collector said...

Manectric had been an ultra rare 3 times in English Sets,as Manectric ex (Rare Holo ex 101/107) in EX Deoxys and Manectric EX (23/119) and Manectric EX full art (Ultra Rare 113/119) in Phantom Forces.

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Djamel Mizi said...

3 times

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D Carr said...

Manetric has been an Ultra rare 3 times in Ex deoxys once and 2 times in Phantom Forces.

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Chun Yuen Tse said...

it has been an ultra rare for 3 times

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Kai Tung Ng said...

Manectric has been an Ultra Rare three times in English expansions: EX Deoxys Manectric ex (Rare Holo ex, 101/107), Phantom Forces Manectric EX (Rare Holo EX, 23/119), and Phantom Forces Manectric EX Full Art (Rare Ultra, 113/119).

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blackworld7 said...

3

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PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Cabal for winning!