Thursday, October 15, 2015

Machamp EX -- Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Review

Machamp EX Ancient Origins Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Machamp EX and Machamp EX Full Art from the Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Set.  Machamp EX is a basic, EX, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 180. It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  This card does not have an Ability or Ancient Trait but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Steaming Mad, for two energy cards, one each of fighting and colorless, this move does 20 damage times the number of damage counters on Machamp, however after using this move, Machamp is confused.  Machamp's second move is called Crazy Hammer, for three energy cards, two fighting and one colorless, this move does 80 damage plus 80 more damage if Machamp is inflicted by a special condition, plus it removes all special conditions from Machamp after using the move.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Machamp EX is a basic Pokemon card you won't need to use any other cards with this card.  But remember, because this card is an EX card, if this card is knocked out, two prize cards are taken instead of one.  So knowing this about Machamp EX, I would not highly recommend using this card in a deck, mainly because it just isn't that great, requiring Machamp to be confused to do major damage which could easily backfire and knock Machamp own without attacking the defending Pokemon at all.  The only scenario I would consider using Machamp EX in a deck would be in a deck where you have a Pokemon that does let's say 20 damage to all Pokemon in play, that way, you could get at least 100 damage on Machamp EX, then when in the active Pokemon spot you could use Steaming Mad and more than likely knock out a Pokemon in one turn.  So if you use this card at all, make sure to have a way to remove Confusion and to give Machamp a better chance at attacking, possibly by using a Trick Coin trainer.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a below average EX Pokemon card from the Ancient Origins set and one I wouldn't recommend using in a deck.  This card is pretty under powered in my opinion and isn't worthy of using in a deck.  There is no reason to risk a self knockout with confusion when if knocked out, the opponent will get two prize cards.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Machamp EX from the Ancient Origins set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Wooper, 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 --
True or False?  This is the first time that Machamp has been an ultra rare in an English set.
Please respond by including the correct answer and a link to your YouTube channel.  Only one entry per person please.


Cabal said...

False. Machamp has been a ultra rare as Machamp LV.X (98/100, Rare Holo LV.X) in Stormfront.


Vanessa Buda said...



zus said...

False, it was Lv X Machamp before

Chasista said...

False. Has been an ultra rare before


Kai Tung Ng said...

False. This is the third time that Machamp has been an Ultra Rare in an English expansion. Machamp was first an Ultra Rare in DP7 Stormfront, as Machamp LV.X (98/100). Machamp was an Ultra Rare for the second time in HS4 Triumphant, as Machamp Prime (95/102).

Kai Tung Ng

Daniel Chen said...

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Kenny Crossheart said...

Answer: False

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Dominic Browne said...


PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Dominic Browne for winning!