Friday, September 23, 2016

Minccino 86/124 -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Mincinno Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Minccino from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two Minccino cards that I'll be reviewing from this set.  Minccino is a basic, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Minccino does not have an Ability and this card only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Cleaning Up, for one colorless energy card this move allows you to discard a Pokemon Tool card attached to one of your opponent's Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Minccino is a Basic evolution form with a Stage 1 evolution in Cinccino, you'll more than likely want to use Minccino with Cinccino, however because there are two Minccino cards in this set, I will review the second one tomorrow then state which one I would recommend in play, then there are two Cinccino cards from this set that I'll compare and contrast.  But, since I haven't reviewed any of those other cards yet, in this review I'll just act like I'm only considering this specific Minccino card and will try and use it on its own.  On its own, I cannot recommend using this card in a deck, mainly because it can't do any damage when attacking and if you don't plan on evolving this card, it is beyond useful if you can't discard a Tool card from one of your opponent's Pokemon.  The only scenario it would even make sense to use this card would be if you specifically knew your opponent was going to use a Tool card in their deck, but even then, I would rather just knock the Pokemon out that has that Tool card instead of just discarding the Tool card.  So again, unless you specifically need to discard a Tool card, do not use this card in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Cinccino, this is a very poor Basic Pokemon card from the Fates Collide set.  The main knock on this card is that it can't do any damage when attacking, but even if you can discard a Tool card from your opponent's Pokemon, it may be a one time use with the move.  So without Cinccino, do not use this card in a deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Minccino from the Fates Collide set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of the second Minccino card from this 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 --
How many of the English XY series of sets have included a Minccino card?
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.


Riccardo Galassini said...

Only 1
Riccardo Galassini

Chris smith said...

Only Fates Collide so far

wispa said...


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Wyatt Holcombe said...

1 (this set)


Philip Roy said...
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Philip Roy said...

Answer: 1

Reasoning: I used the PTCGO Collection Manager to look through all minccino and checked their card numbers to see what sets they came from only found 4 variations of Minccino all of them from the Fates Collide set please let me know if I missed any :).

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