Friday, February 5, 2016

Mamoswine -- BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Review

Mamoswine BREAKthrough Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Mamoswine from the BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Set.  Mamoswine is a stage 2, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 160.  It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Mamoswine's Ability is called Thick Fat and says that any damage done to Mamoswine by water or fire type Pokemon is reduced by 30.  Besides the Ability, Mamoswine just has one move called Primordial Boom, which for four energy cards, three colorless and one fighting, does 80 damage plus 40 more damage if you have a Stadium card in play and if your opponent has a Stadium card in play, 40 damage is healed from Mamoswine.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Mamoswine is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Swinub into play and then evolve it into Piloswine before you can evolve Piloswine into Mamoswine, 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 Swinub was a below average Basic Pokemon card mainly because it was slow on the attack and underpowered, and Piloswine was an average Stage 1 card that would become above average if used in a spread attack type deck.  Since neither of the first two Pokemon in this line are that great, and Mamoswine requires four energy cards to attack, it would make more sense to set this entire line up on the bench, get four energy cards on Mamoswine then move it to the active Pokemon spot.  Because this card is slow on the attack, you'll want to only use 1 of these cards in a deck, using a 1-1-1 line of this Pokemon family.  Of course, when attacking with this card it would be best to use a Stadium card with it to do 120 damage a turn, plus just having this card on your bench might deter your opponent from using a water type or fire type Pokemon in the active Pokemon spot since you can move Mamoswine into the active Pokemon spot and greatly reduce their attack with Thick Fat.

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 BREAKthrough set.  I like how this card has a high HP, powerful move, and very good ability.  I would have given this card an even better rating if it didn't have such a high retreat cost and such a slow attack.  But if you're building a fighting type deck and want some power, this line is one to look at, altogether I would give the three Pokemon in this line from BREAKthrough a 3 out of 5 rating.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Mamoswine from the BREAKthrough set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Hippopotas, 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 was the name of the most recent English theme deck to feature Mamoswine?
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.


Kai Tung Ng said...

The name of the most recent English theme deck to feature Mamoswine was Verdant Frost (Triumphant).

Kai Tung Ng

Cayleb Elder said...

Verdant Frost


Kentucky Ballin said...

Verdant Frost from the Triumphant Set

UmbreonFan said...

Verdant Frost in HS Triumphant


yanick lee said...

Verdant Frost

Trần Diệp Quốc Vinh said...

Verdant frost

Victor Dominguez Mora said...

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Justin F said...

Verdant Frost from Triumphant Set.


ninjice said...

It was Verdant Frost from Triumphant


Cabal said...

Verdant Frost from was the name of the most recent English theme deck to feature Mamoswine.