Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Machop -- Guardians Rising Pokemon Card Review

Machop Guardians Rising Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Machop from the Guardians Rising set.  Machop is a Basic, Fighting type Pokemon card with a HP of 60.  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.  Its only move is called Dynamic Chop, for two Energy cards, one each of Fighting and Colorless, this move does 50 damage.

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, if you're looking for a good amount of power from a Basic Pokemon in a Fighting type deck, this card is certainly recommended.  Being able to do 50 damage for two Energy cards is quite good.  With a solid HP and such a powerful move, this card makes a good starter type Pokemon for a deck.  However, later in games this card is limited in what it can do, and a 60 HP won't last long.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average Basic Pokemon card from the Guardians Rising set.  This card is very solid overall, with a powerful attack, and a solid HP.  But because this card's only move does require two Energy cards, and its retreat cost also requires two Energy cards, this card is average at best, but it is certainly worth a look when deck building.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Machop from the Guardians Rising 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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1 comment:

Kris Uniwolf said...

Lvl 28

Kris Uniwolf