Saturday, November 5, 2016

Ampharos -- Steam Siege Pokemon Card Review

Ampharos Steam Siege Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Ampharos from the Steam Siege Pokemon Card Set.  Ampharos is a stage 2, lightning type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Ampharos' Ability is called Shocking Light and says that once per turn, you may put 3 damage counters on 1 of your opponent's EX Pokemon.  Besides the Ability, Ampharos just has one move called Gigavolt, this move requires three energy cards to use, two lightning and one colorless, and does 80 damage plus 40 more damage if you get a heads when flipping a coin, or if you get a tails when flipping a coin, the move does 80 damage and paralyzes the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Ampharos is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Mareep into play and then evolve it into Flaaffy before you can evolve Flaaffy into Ampharos, 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 both average cards alone, and below average cards together.  Both cards were solid, but definitely not spectacular, I didn't recommend using either card without Ampharos, but used with Ampharos, both cards work well for a turn in the active Pokemon spot, since both cards have average HP, and solid moves.  I could definitely see using a 1-1-1 line of this Pokemon family in not only a lightning type deck, but almost any type deck out there, to combat EX Pokemon cards.  You could keep this line on the bench the whole time and just use Ampharos' Ability to take down EX cards, or, you could do up to 120 damage a turn with Gigavolt, which is an above average move.  So when deck building, this is definitely a card and a Pokemon line to consider.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a very good Stage 2 lightning type Pokemon card from the Steam Siege set.  To me, this card works well in many different decks out there, it has a great Ability, especially in today's metagame, as well as a very powerful move, that either prevents your opponent from attacking or does well above average damage.  Altogether, this line is very good, it gets a 4 out of 5 rating from me, and definitely is a line that deserves to be in decks.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Ampharos from the Steam Siege set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Joltik, 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?  Ampharos is one of my favorite Pokemon.
Please respond with the correct answer and a link to your YouTube channel. 24 hours from now I will be randomly selecting a correct response to my question and sending a private message to this person with a free code on YouTube.


James Murphy said...

True it's one of my favroites though

iam2small Games said...

False, Charazard is

Iguanodone said...

I would say it's true.

WarDog said...

idk what type of question is that?
but i guess TRUE?

James Murphy said...

He said one of his favroites not his favroite

Jacob Liddle said...

I would say false
I'm new to youtube so I'm not totally sure if this is my channel, but it should be a good link.

Aaron Choi said...


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tree said...

Of course, who doesn't like Ampharos!

Unknown said...

Hmmm... Probably False.

Ryan Groves said...

False charzard

luc liebrand said...

True i think it is ps. mine too