Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Mandibuzz from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set. Mandibuzz is a stage 1, darkness type Pokemon card, with an hp of 110. It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Mandibuzz does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Bone Drop, for one colorless energy card this move does 60 damage to one of your opponent's Pokemon that has an Ability on it. Mandibuzz's second move is called Cutting Wind and for three energy cards, two colorless and one darkness, does 80 damage.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Mandibuzz is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Vullaby into play (I reviewed Vullaby from this set yesterday) and then evolve Vullaby into Mandibuzz. If you read yesterday's review of Vullaby, you'll know that I thought it was a very poor Basic Pokemon card, despite the fact that it had two moves, an average HP, and a low retreat. In my opinion it was very poor because it required three energy cards to do actual damage, did well below average damage, and the first move it had was based on a coin flip. So knowing how bad Vullaby from this set is and looking at this Mandibuzz card, if you're building a darkness type deck or spread attack type deck, I would use a 1-1 line of this Pokemon family, of course evolving Mandibuzz on the bench. If using a spread attack type deck style, you could use a card that does 10 or 20 damage to all Pokemon in play a couple of turns then in the active Pokemon spot use Bone Drop to knock out your opponent's Pokemon one by one. Of if you want to win by brute force, Cutting Wind does well above average damage for three energy cards.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating. In my opinion, this is an above average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Fates Collide set. There really isn't any negatives with this card, it has an above average HP, low retreat cost, and two great moves, one attacking benched Pokemon and the other doing well above average damage. So you can't go wrong with having this card in a deck, together with Vullaby, which I gave a 1 out of 5 rating, I would give these two Pokemon a 3 out of 5 rating.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
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