Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Metang from the Ancient Origins Pokemon Card set. Metang is a stage 1, metal type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Metang does not have an Ability or Ancient Trait but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Metal Claw, for two energy cards, one each of metal and colorless, this move does 30 damage. Metang's second move is called Bullet Punch, for three energy cards, two metal and one colorless, this move does 50 damage plus 20 more damage for each heads you get when you flip two coins, for a potential ceiling of 90 damage.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Metang is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Beldum into play (I reviewed Beldum from this set yesterday) and then evolve Beldum into Metang. Metang does have a Stage 2 evolution in Metagross, which there are two of in this set, that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed those cards yet, the strategy below will act like Metang is the final evolution in this line. So if you read my review of Beldum, you'll know that I thought that card was a below average Basic Pokemon card, the main reason being its retreat cost was higher than its first move's attack cost, and the card was limited in that it could only do 10 damage a turn unless you wanted to put three energy cards on it and do 30 damage a turn. So knowing this about Beldum and looking at this Metang card, this card would be decent if you were for sure using Metagross in your deck but I don't think it warrants use if you only want to use Beldum and Metang. I do like that this card has the potential to do 90 damage a turn, so Trick Coin may be a good card to pair with this one, but for a Stage 1 card, I would have hoped that Bullet Punch would have for sure did 60 damage a turn and that Metang didn't have such a high retreat cost. If you're building a metal type deck, it wouldn't be the worst thing ever to have a 1-1 line of Beldum and Metang, but there are plenty of better Pokemon cards out there.
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 Ancient Origins set. I like this card's HP and the fact it has two moves, the second move potentially being able to do well above average damage. What drives me away from using this card is its high retreat cost and the fact it may end up doing below average damage if you're not lucky. So together with Beldum from this set, I can't give these two cards higher than a 2 out of 5 rating.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Metang from the Ancient Origins set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of the first of the two Stage 2 evolution forms of Metang, in Metagross, which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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True or False? Every Metang card in the English Pokemon TCG has been a metal type.
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