Saturday, January 28, 2017

Magikarp -- Evolutions Pokemon Card Review

Magikarp Evolutions Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Magikarp from the XY Evolutions Pokemon Card Set.  Magikarp is a basic, water type Pokemon card with a HP of 30.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Magikarp does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Flail that for one water energy card does 10 damage times the number of damage counters on Magikarp.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Magikarp is a basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Gyarados, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So, on its own, even though I joke in a lot of my videos about how powerful and great Magikarp is, Magikarp is consistently the worse Pokemon in the TCG, and it has been that way since the beginning of Pokemon cards with Base Set, Magikarp is also super weak, having a really low HP, and always has just one move that is always really hard to do any damage with, usually something like flip 3 coins, if any is tails, the move does nothing.  So knowing all of that, this Magikarp isn't as bad since it can actually do damage when it has 10 or 20 damage on itself.  With that being said, if you want to pretty much guarantee a one hit KO late in a game definitely load up your deck with Magikarp, otherwise, never, I repeat, never, use Magikarp on its own, and never put Magikarp into the active Pokemon spot.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Gyarados, this is a well below average Basic Pokemon card, compared to most Magikarp cards out there, this is one of the better ones, but it still isn't a usable card in the TCG, and it isn't one you want to use without Gyarados, so please stay away (I personally don't have anything against Magikarp, its cards are always just weak, but I am a big fan of Gyarados).

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Magikarp from the XY Evolutions set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Magikarp's Stage 1 evolution Gyarados, 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 --
On Pokemon GO, how many Magikarp candy is required to evolve Magikarp into Gyarados?
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.


Sean Cavanaugh said...

The correct answer is 400 candies :)
That is the link to my channel

John Alvarez said...

You need 400 candies in total :D