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Pojo's Pokemon Card of the Day

Rockets Hitmonchan ex - Team Rocket Returns


Date Reviewed: 12.28.04

Ratings & Reviews below

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
5 is the highest rating.

Hedgefoxidna Rocketís Hitmonchan EX

I like this guy; his attacks arenít too horrible, even if his 2nd attack is a bit costy, requiring 2 fighting in addition to the colorless. His power is pretty useful, your opponent takes 2 if he does damage to you, very useful. He is a poor manís tr sneasle ex, takes less time to set up, but does less damage in the long run.

Unlimited: He needs 3 nrgs to do something useful, S/ER will eat him up, also an ex. Might as well use the original one for crossconter 2/5

Modified: Combos well with Dark/Marowak decks, and if you want to go crazy, can work in Dark Steelix, or any Fighting deck. The problem with putting him in a darkness deck is he has a damage cap, plus he requires a bit too much fighting to me overly useful, and is overshadowed by tr sneasle ex 3/5

Limited: Can you really give any ex in TRR (other than sneasle/scizor) really score bad? Doing 60 damage t3, plus intimidating your opponent to not attack you because of the body makes this a very useful card, I will not give it a 5 because of weakness to 3 big hitters, Mewtwo/Slowking/Hypno, espically Hypno. 4.5/5
 

Johnny Blaze
Rockets Hitmonchan ex Ė Another throw back from the old Rocket set is Rocketís Hitmonchan. This time it has 40 more hp but it is also prone to the take 2 prizes instead of one ex rule.

His Strikes Back Poke-Body is nice as it places 2 counters so that will ignore Metal energies. His 1st attack Mach Punch does 10 to the active and 10 to one of your opponents benched Pokemon. And his final attack Magnum Punch deals a solid 60 for 3 energy.

Unlimited: 2/5 Ė Strikes back is always a nice Poke-Body against babies such as Tyrogue that deal damage. Combo that with Mach Punch and you have a solid baby killer. However the 2 prize advantage that your opponent will take and the fact that Magnum Punch is very susceptible to ER + SER makes Hitmonchan more of a liability.

Modified: 2/5 Ė Like I said Strikes Back as a Poke-Body is really the main benefit from this card. With his low Hp as a Pokemon-ex, really, really hurts this card.

Limited: 4/5 Ė As is the case of most of these basic Pokemon-ex in this set, Hitmonchan is a great card for draft. The Strikes Back will really hurt your opponent early game and the 3 for 60 Magnum Punch is such a cleaner that if you donít use him in your draft deck then there is a problem.
 

 


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