Sunday, September 27, 2015

Magikarp -- Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Review

Magikarp Ancient Origins Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Magikarp from the Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Set.  Magikarp is a basic, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 30.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Magikarp does not have an Ancient Trait or an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Epic Splash, for one water energy card, this move does 30 damage if you get two heads when you flip two coins, if not the move does nothing.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Magikarp is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Gyarados, which I'll be reviewing the next two days, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed either of those cards yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So, on its own, just like almost all Magikarp cards out there, this card is pretty much unusable and is only used to evolve into Gyarados.  Even attaching a Trick Coin trainer card to Magikarp still makes it highly unlikely that this card can do any damage ever.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Magikarp, this card is a very poor Basic Pokemon card, not only does it have a really low HP, but it is pretty much guaranteed never to do any damage since it is based on two coin flips.  So again, if you aren't using Gyarados in your deck, stay away from this card at all costs.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Magikarp from the Ancient Origins set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Magikarp's stage 1 evolution Gyarados, which will be the first of two consecutive reviews of this Pokemon, 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 --
What is the highest HP of any Magikarp card in the English TCG, and what set is that card from?
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.

10 comments:

Cardboard Bender said...

All Magikarp cards in the English TCG have an HP of 30; there is no specific set that had one with the highest HP.

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Cabal said...

The highest HP of any Magikarp card in the English TCG is 30 and that card is from either 1 of the following 21 sets: Base Set, Base Set 2, Team Rocket, Gym Challenge, Neo Revelation, Legendary Collection, Expedition Base Set, Sky Ridge, EX Dragon, EX FireRed & LeafGreen, EX Team Rocket Returns, EX Deoxys, EX Holon Phantoms, Mysterious Treasures, Stormfront, Supreme Victors, HeartGold & SoulSilver, Call of Legends, Dragons Exalted, Legendary Treasures or Ancient Origins.

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JT Killien said...

Trick Question! Every Magikarp in the english collection has had a base HP of 30 since the initial release in Base Set. That include those from Base Set 2, Team Rocket, Gym Challenge, Neo Revelation, Legendary Collection, Expedition Base Set, Sky Ridge, EX Dragon, EX FireRed & LeafGreen, EX Team Rocket Returns, EX Deoxys, EX Holon Phantoms, Mysterious Treasures, Stormfront, Supreme Victors, HeartGold & SoulSilver, Call of Legends, Dragons Exalted, Legendary Treasures or Ancient Origins.

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ioop 41233 said...

ha ha very smart every Magikarp has 30 health since the initial release in the base set.in the game Magikarp is use less until it learns tackle.So that is how epic splash was made so they could put a move on Magikarp's card but you still have a 50/50 chance of it doing any damage at all.Its evolution is Gyarados witch is a water flying type with a Weaknesses of lighting and rock. Gyarados witch has a card hp of 130.

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Sebastian Sanders said...

The highest HP a magikarp can have is 30. Every magikarp has 30 hp regardless of set(every magikarp's set has 30 hp)

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Hoopa EX said...

The only Highest HP a Magikarp can have is 30 HP

Hoopa EX

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Adolfo said...

Since Base set every Magikarp card ever release had 30 hp
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zneeinsi norsk youtuber said...

30 hp



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PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Cardboard Bender for winning!