Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Magikarp -- Burning Shadows Pokemon Card Review

Magikarp Burning Shadows Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Magikarp from the Burning Shadows 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.  The only move on this card is called Splashing Dodge, for one Water Energy card, this move does 10 damage, plus, if you get a heads when flipping a coin, this move also prevents all effects of attacks, including damage, done to Magikarp during your opponent's next turn.

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, just knowing this is a Magikarp card is enough to know that this card should never be used in the Active Pokemon spot.  The reason for this is Magikarp almost always has a very low HP, usually 30, meaning, it is easily knocked out in one move.  As far as Magikarp cards go, this is one of the better ones that I've seen, since it does damage, plus it gives you a chance to prevent damage and have Magikarp last a turn without being knocked out.  So if you want to use some form of Gyarados in a deck, this is a Magikarp card you should definitely use.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Gyarados this is a below average Basic Pokemon from the Burning Shadows set.  But, like I mentioned above, because this is one of the best Magikarp cards out there, I am giving this card a 3 out of 5 rating, it is really an exclusive rating to just Magikarp cards.  If this card had a normal HP, like 60, it actually would be a decent starter type Pokemon for a deck.

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

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Giri Venkatesh said...

Level 20


Olaf Spagetti said...

lev 20