Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Metagross 50/98 -- 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 second of the two Metagross reviews I'll be doing from this set.  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.  This Metagross card does not have an Ability but it does have an Ancient Trait called Double that allows you to attach up to 2 Pokemon tool cards to Metagross.  Besides the Ancient Trait, this card has two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Machine Gun Stomp, this move requires two colorless energy cards to use and does 20 damage plus 10 more damage for each card in your hand.  Metagross' second move is called Guard Press, for four energy cards, two each of metal and colorless, this move does 80 damage, plus it reduces damage done to Metagross during your opponent's next turn by 20.

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 few 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 that I reviewed yesterday, this card does not compare or even come close to as good as yesterday's Metagross card.  Yes, this card has two moves that both do damage, but unless you plan on stockpiling your hand with tons of cards, this card really can't do that much damage and its Ancient Trait is pretty useless.  So there is no way I am putting four energy cards on this card just to do 80 damage a turn, or keeping a ton of cards in my hand so I can do potentially 60 or 70 damage a turn with Machine Gun Stomp.  So I can not recommend using this card in a deck and if you want to use Metagross in a deck, use yesterday's card and use it for its Ability.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a below average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Ancient Origins set.  This card is good in that it has a high HP and two moves, however neither move that this card has is that great and having a four energy card retreat cost makes this card off limits for me.  Whereas I gave yesterday's Metagross card a 4 out of 5 rating, I cannot give this entire family with this Metagross card higher than a 2 out of 5 rating.

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 Registeel, 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 first English set to include Metagross as an ultra rare?
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.

21 comments:

Kai Tung Ng said...

The first English expansion to include Metagross as an Ultra Rare was EX Hidden Legends (Metagross ex, Rare Holo ex: 95/101).

Kai Tung Ng

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc_wX6pMW7wFZFmb9E3XmOw

Cabal said...

The first English set to include Metagross as an ultra rare was EX Hidden Legends (Metagross ex, 95/101, Rare Holo ex).

cabalw

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnLY5kCyPH6tBOPfSjiVgsg

Vanessa Buda said...

EX Hidden Legends

VanessaBuda

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk2xD7O0tYOAV9dkhgjrflw

Asher Downey said...

I believe it was EX Hidden Legends...
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkBlb2Hc6y9teaO2T46uqmg

BW said...

Metagross ex - 95/101 - Ultra-Rare
Ex Hidden Legends

BIlly Wijaya

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu6kE0ozhZTMXRN-jfuU_Lw

Brett Swope said...

EX Hidden Legends, I believe.
Brett Swope (Latias/Latios icon)
Email (Can't copy/paste link on mobile): retuy13@yahoo.Com
BTW, is it possible for me to win without an actual link, or is an email fine?

Brett Swope said...

EX Hidden Legends, I believe.
Brett Swope (Latias/Latios icon)
Email (Can't copy/paste link on mobile): retuy13@yahoo.Com
BTW, is it possible for me to win without an actual link, or is an email fine?

joe ward said...

EX Hidden Legends

corax199 - youtube username

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

Daniel Chen said...

EX Hidden Legends as a Pokemon EX
Daniel Chen
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLL8CERppiRcdWh7xNLnm4Q

Oscar Hansen said...

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCuzTRtI9IfkUHXp2nZ_5fJw

Oscarddh

Ex hidden legends as a pokemo ex

Kazadoom said...
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Kazadoom said...

should be EX hidden Legends
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxkte_n0xrlD2KHayum1Tsg

Brett Swope said...

Question: are my posts showing up twice for you? On my screen, they're posting twice, even though I only posted them once.

Brett Swope said...

Question: are my posts showing up twice for you? On my screen, they're posting twice, even though I only posted them once.

Purple Wobbie said...

The first set was Ex Hidden Legends

Purple Wobbie

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCKI0nzykYyH8nqbaXPClwpw

Djibril Sow said...

Can you send me a charizard EX

Djibril Sow said...

Yes they show twice

Juan said...

EX Hidden Legends

Juan

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyxfH4Ogvk6XNKnLLIWEHdQ

blackworld7 said...

EX Hidden Legends

blackworld7

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-al6EaGFi37MicER_y4u-w

Zain Misha said...

ex hidden legends



Zain misha



https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCK8hJIdqb-C38qG0ejJ7cag

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to joe ward for winning!