Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Magnemite -- Evolutions Pokemon Card Review

Magnemite Evolutions Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Magnemite from the XY Evolutions Pokemon Card Set.  Magnemite is a basic, lightning type Pokemon card with a HP of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Magnemite does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Thunder Wave, for one lightning energy, this move paralyzes the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when flipping a coin.  Magnemite's second move is called Self-Destruct and for two energy cards, one each of lightning and colorless, this move does 50 damage, however it also does 50 damage to Magnemite.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Magnemite is a basic Pokemon card with a Stage 1 evolution in Magneton, 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, I would not recommend using this card in a deck.  The main reason for this is its lower HP, the other than the low HP, Magnemite can't do much when attacking, for one energy card it has a 50% chance of paralyzing the defending Pokemon, and for two energy cards you could potentially do 50 damage, but you are pretty much guaranteed to knock out Magnemite in the process.  So, since this card can't attack unless it knocks out itself, I would either plan on using this card as a more defensive starter type Pokemon, potentially attaching a Trick Coin trainer to it, and paralyzing the defending Pokemon to start the game, or I would keep it on the bench and evolve it into Magneton.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Magneton, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card.  I was pondering giving this card a 1 out of 5 rating, but since it does have two moves and a low retreat cost, I am giving it a 2 rating.  But unless you don't want to do any damage with a Basic Pokemon and you don't mind knocking Magnemite out to do damage, I wouldn't recommend this card for any deck without using Magneton.

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

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1 comment:

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