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Pojo's Pokemon Card of the Day

 

Machamp Lv. 62

Stormfront

Date Reviewed: 10.22.08

Ratings & Reviews Summary

Modified: 4.50
Limited: 4.00

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

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Ghost
pokemon
master

The card of the day for Wednesday the 22nd is the new Machamp from Stromfront. As usual we will start with his stats- 130hp, a plus 30 weakness to psychic, no resistance, two retreat cost, and THREE attacks.Machamps first attack take out for a single fighting energy does 40 damage but if the defending Pokémon is not an evolved Pokémon this attack automatically knocks them out. I can see this card being used to get an easy win with this attack just KO all basic Pokémon with this card. His second attack Hurricane punch for two energies of any color makes you flip four coins and for each head this attack does 30 damage. And Machamps last attack Rage for a whopping energies which at least two of have to be fighting it does 60 damage plus 10 more damage for each damage counter on Machamp. Last word on this card a great new fighting Pokémon and it will probably be played a lot after Stormfronts release.

 

Modified: 4.5/5

 

Limited: 4/5

 

Art: 3.5/5

Until next time

Ghost Pokémon Master

Arbok14 Hey everyone, today we will continue the Stormfront previews with the new Machamp!

Name: Machamp Lv. 62
Set: Stormfront
Rarity: Rare

HP: (130) - 130 is very nice for a stage 2. This also works well with the Rage attack.

Weakness/Resistance: (Psychic+30/none) - Psychic weakness could be troublesome if psychic remains popular.

Retreat Cost: (2) - 2 isn't terrible, but it definitely isn't great. IMO, blah.

Attack #1: (F - Take Out) - The end of AMU/Mewtwo/anything basic? Could be!

Attack #2: (CC - Hurricane Punch) - Wow, I remember when this cost Giovanni's Machamp 4 energy. Now it's the secondary attack for 2 colorless energy! This attack is good for the cost, but flippy nonetheless.

Attack #3: (FFCC - Rage) - Possibility of 180 damage (that's disregarding pluspowers, but with 12 damage counters on Machamp plus 2 pluspower this attack could do the 200 damage that is Godblast, though you obviously would almost never need to). 130 HP means Machamp will not be easily OHKO'd, so you can build damage and easily do 100+ damage at least once with 1 of them. This attack is expensive, but at least you don't have to discard like Infernape.

Final Analysis: This Machamp is an upgrade over the already good previous version. This one makes it so good for the metagame right now, that it is unbelievable. Take Out eliminates all of the basics around right now, and can effectively put AMU in its place. Rage has such strong potential that this card cannot be overlooked.

Modified: It just has incredible raw power. Watch out, metagame! (4/5)

Limited: Very cheap attacks, and if you power up Rage, you have pretty much won. (4/5)


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