Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Metagross 49/98 -- Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Review

Metagross Ancient Origins Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Metagross from the Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two consecutive Metagross cards I'll be reviewing on my blog.  Metagross is a stage 2, metal type Pokemon card, with an hp of 150.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Metagross's Ability is called Magnetic Warp, and it says once per turn you may switch your active Pokemon with one of your benched Pokemon, if you do this, your opponent must do the same.  Besides the Ability, Metagross just has one move called Iron Cannon, this move requires four energy cards to use, two each of metal and colorless, and does 80 damage plus 80 more damage if you choose to discard all metal energy attached to Metagross.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Metagross is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Beldum into play and then evolve it into Metang before you can evolve Metang into Metagross, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last two days.  If you've read my reviews of those cards you'll know that I thought the two cards were slightly below average overall, I thought Beldum was a little limited because it could only do 10 damage a turn unless you wanted to put three energy cards on a Basic Pokemon and I thought Metang was average, neither move was great it had, just by itself, but with some luck, one move Metang had could do major damage.  So knowing this about the first two cards in this line, and knowing there is another Metagross card in this set, the main reason you'd want to use this specific Metagross in your deck would be for its Ability.  You could just have a 1-1-1 line of this entire Pokemon family and keep Metagross on the bench the whole time, thus allowing you to retreat all of your Pokemon for free.  Also, if this card was put into a spread damage type deck, and you were able to get damage on all of the defending Pokemon, your opponent would be forced to switch their active Pokemon with one on their bench that also has damage on it, making it that much easier to knock it out.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Ancient Origins set, based solely on its Ability.  If you can't utilize its Ability in your deck, don't use this line.  I am not a huge fan of Metagross' only move, not only does it require a lot of energy cards to use, but to do major damage, you may have to discard four energy cards.  So looking at the entire line of Beldum, Metang, and Metagross from this set, I would give them a 3 out of 5 rating, not anything that needs to be in your deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Metagross from the Ancient Origins set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of the second Metagross card, 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 --
What was the third English set to include a Metagross card?
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.


jacx said...

hi i like this pokemon alot... didn't like the card tho...
anyway... thanx for the review!

i think

the Diamond and Pearl set

youtube name
Do i type my name here??


jacx said...

let me fix that its Diamond and Pearl Legends Awakened set sorry didnt put it all in

Cheung WaiHan said...

The third English expansion (not including Pokemon Organized Play expansions) to include a Metagross card was EX Delta Species (Metagross δ, Rare Holo: 11/113).

Kai Tung Ng


jacx said...

yea Cheung WaiHan is right its The EX: Delta Species set i overlooked that one

Cabal said...
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Daniel Chen said...

It is EX Deoxys if you count POP 1 as a set. Otherwise, it is EX Delta Species.
Daniel Chen

Chasista said...

The 3rd was EX Delta Species released October 31st, 2005, as POP it's not a regular set.



Cabal said...

The third English set to include a Metagross card was EX Delta Species. It was also the first English set to include two Metagross cards, Metagross δ (11/113, Rare Holo) and Metagross Gold Star (113/113, ShinyRare Holo).



Sorry, i didn't know i had been posting the wrong youtube link for the past week. Failed copy paste. My bad.

Vanessa Buda said...

EX Delta Species



joe ward said...

The third English set to include a Metagross card was EX Delta Species

username: corax1992

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

Zain Misha said...

Ex delta species



Gabe said...

Prime time hey I'm new to
Pokemon can you send me some packs to help me start out please

Blaster Blade said...

Ex Deoxys I beleive

username@ ShineLB

Purple Wobbie said...

Diamond and Pearl Legends awaken

Purple Wobbie


Kenny Crossheart said...

Answer: EX Delta Species

Youtube ID: Kenny Crossheart

Channel link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFFgK9JQ5MDpVQ9oizfVM6w

blackworld7 said...

EX Delta Species



Brett Swope said...

I believe it was EX Delta Species.
YouTube name: Brett Swope
I'll give my email: retuy13@yahoo.com

Brett Swope said...
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Tech Draconis said...

EX Delta Species
What can you actually win here?



PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Cheung WaiHan for winning!