Monday, February 20, 2017

Machop -- Evolutions Pokemon Card Review

Machop XY Evolutions Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Machop from the XY Evolutions set.  Machop is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card with a HP of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Machop does not have an Ability and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Dual Chop, for two fighting energy cards, this move does 20 damage times the number of heads you get when flipping two coins.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Machop is a basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Machoke, and a Stage 2 evolution in Machamp, which I'll be reviewing the next couple of days, you'll more than likely want to use some of those Pokemon with this card, however, since I have not reviewed any of those cards yet, I will just act like Machop does not have any evolution forms and that it will be used on its own.  On its own, it would be most likely to use a card like this as a starter type Pokemon, since it wouldn't evolve into anything else, unfortunately, this card isn't a great starter type Pokemon for two reasons, the first is that it can't attack for only one energy card and the second reason is that its only move, requires coin flips, which means it could end up doing zero damage every turn.  So while I would not recommend using this card on its own, if you're using the full line of this Pokemon family, it is worth attaching a Trick Coin item to Machop and seeing if you can do 40 damage a turn with Dual Chop, at least for one turn, since 70 HP is above average and it should be able to survive one turn before needing to evolve.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a slightly below average Basic Pokemon card from the XY Evolutions set.  Like I stated above, on its own, this card should not be used, since it is limited in only having one move, and that one move based on coin flips and requiring two energy cards.  However, when used with Machoke, this card isn't all that bad since it has an above average HP and potential to do 40 damage a turn.  So, to summarize, if you're looking for a Basic Pokemon card to use in a Fighting type deck, I would look elsewhere.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Machop from the XY Evolutions Pokemon card set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Machop's Stage 1 evolution in Machoke, which is also from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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At what level does Machop evolve into Machoke?
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4 comments:

Andrew Han 6D said...

level 28

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Kris Uniwolf said...

lvl 28

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Gianni Maximiliano Chac├│n Mijic said...

Level 28

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Unknown said...

Level 28
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