Monday, February 1, 2016

Marowak -- BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Review

Marowak BREAKthrough Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Marowak from the BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Set.  Marowak is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100. It has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Marowak does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Sharpshooting, for one fighting energy card this move does 30 damage to one of your opponent's Pokemon.  Marowak's second move is called Bone Windmill and for two energy cards, one each of fighting and colorless, does 60 damage, plus if the defending Pokemon is an EX Pokemon, you have to switch Marowak for one of your benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Marowak is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Cubone into play (I reviewed Cubone from this set yesterday) and then evolve Cubone into Marowak.  If you read yesterday's review of Cubone, you'll know that I thought that card was a below average Basic Pokemon card.  Just looking at the card it is good overall having a high HP, low retreat cost, and one move that does 50 damage, but because the card only has one move and that move is based off of a coin flip, I had to give the card a below average rating.  So knowing this about Cubone and looking at this Marowak card, this card would work well early in games, you could put Cubone in the active Pokemon spot to start the game, not attack the first turn but attach an energy card to it, then evolve Cubone the second turn and be able to do 60 damage right away with Marowak.  Or you could use this card in a spread attack deck and use Sharpshooting later in the game to knock off a benched Pokemon of your opponent's each turn.  Overall, I would recommend using a 1-1 line of Cubone and Marowak in a fighting type or spread attack type deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very solid Stage 1 Pokemon card from the BREAKthrough set.  I like this card quite well, it has an above average HP, and two good moves, both very quick and doing a fair amount of damage.  Paired with Cubone from this set, I would give the two cards a 3 out of 5 rating and would recommend taking a strong look at these cards when creating a deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Marowak from the BREAKthrough set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Marowak BREAK, 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 --
True or False?  Marowak has never been an ultra rare in any set, before BREAKthrough.
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...

True. Marowak has never been an Ultra Rare in any expansion before BREAKthrough.

Kai Tung Ng

Soccer & Science said...

True. Marowak was never an Until Rare until he was introduced as a BREAK evolution in the BREAKthrough deck.

Soccer & Science

Cabal said...

True. Marowak has never been an ultra rare in any set, before BREAKthrough.


Matthew Templeman said...

True. His first ultra rare was in Breakthrough


Saitama Sama said...

True. Marowak has never been an Ultra rare, before Breakthrough.

Saitama Sama

UmbreonFan said...

My channel name has changed to UmbreonFan. The answer to your Question is true.

Shock Raging said...


Shock Raging

grentis09 said...

TRUE! Not much love for Marowak in the TCG...


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