Sunday, October 22, 2017

Metapod -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Metapod Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Metapod from the Burning Shadows Pokemon Card set.  Metapod is a Stage 1, Grass type Pokemon card, with a HP of 80.  It has a x2 weakness to Fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two Colorless Energy card retreat cost.  Metapod does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move on this card is called Ram, for one Grass Energy card, this move does 20 damage.  Shed Skin is the second move on this card, for two Colorless Energy cards, this move heals 40 damage from Metapod.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Metapod is a Stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Caterpie into play (I reviewed Caterpie from this set yesterday) and then evolve Caterpie into Metapod.  Caterpie does have a Stage 2 evolution in Butterfree, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed that card yet, the strategy below will act like Metapod is the final evolution in this line.  So if you read my review of Caterpie you'll know that it was an extremely poor Basic Pokemon card overall, not only did it have a low HP, which makes it pretty much impossible to play later in games, but the only move on the card required two Energy cards to attack, and only had a 50% chance of doing damage when attacking.  I recommended avoiding this Caterpie card at all costs, and never putting the card into the Active Pokemon spot.  Knowing this about Caterpie from the Burning Shadows set and looking at this Metapod card, this card is a tiny bit better than Caterpie, mainly because it has a higher HP, which a Stage 1 card should have, and it can do the same amount of damage as Caterpie, but can do that amount of damage every turn and for one Energy card less.  The only reason you'd want to use Shed Skin on this card is if you have this card in the Active Pokemon spot before you can evolve Metapod into Butterfree.  So does it make sense to use the first two Pokemon in this line without Butterfree, probably not.  For a Stage 1 Pokemon, this card has a low HP, making it very vulnerable later in games, and with only one move doing damage, unless you plan on using this card in the Active Pokemon spot to stall and give you time to set up your Benched Pokemon, Shed Skin has little use.

Pokemon Card Rating:  
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a below average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Burning Shadows set.  Although this card is better than Caterpie, it isn't that much better, combined with Caterpie from the Burning Shadows set, I would give these two cards a 1 out of 5 rating.  Neither Pokemon has a high HP, both are limited in what it can do when attacking, and both are weak any more than a turn into the game.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Metapod from the Burning Shadows set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Caterpie's Stage 2 evolution in Butterfree, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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At what level does Caterpie evolve into Metapod?
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MicroFireZX said...

Level 7

Giakitus said...

It evolves at level 7 :)

Zin Zhao Gaming said...

Caterpie evolves into Metapod at Level 7.