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Pojo's Pokémon Card of the Day

 

 Charmander  

- Legendary Treasures

Date Reviewed:
January 15, 2014

Ratings & Reviews Summary

Modified: 2.25
Limited: 1.90

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

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Combos With: See Below

Baby Mario
2010 UK National
Seniors
Champion

Charmander (Legendary Treasures) 

Pojo himself informs us that this is the first time a Charmander has ever been reviewed on CotD. That’s pretty astonishing when you consider that CotD has been going for nearly 14 years and during that time 20 Charmanders have been released. I feel kind of honoured to be doing this. 

Luckily, this Charmander isn’t too bad. Or to be more accurate he is a better than average evolving Basic. He earns that status by doing something that is actually helpful to his evolution line: the Draw In attack can be used to help to supply the frankly silly Energy requirements of Charizard by attaching a couple of Fire from the discard pile. 

Of course there is the strong possibility that Charmander won’t survive long enough to evolve, or that Charizard will be underwhelming as usual. Nevertheless, you can’t really criticize this Charmander: he is trying his best. 

Rating 

Modified: 2.5 (who knows? One day he may get the Stage 2 he deserves)

Limited: 2.75 (if you manage to pull the whole line) 


HEZ

Charmander.

 

Modified:

The playability of this card is going to be directly tied to how good its final evolution is. Unfortunately, for the best Charmander ever printed, this season's Charizard doesn't join the ranks next to the one from Arceus. 70 HP is quite high for an evolving Basic and being able to charge up the inevitable, huge energy cost on Charizard with Draw In is very handy, especially considering it'll be difficult to fit another separate Stage 2 evolution into the deck in order to accelerate Charizard with an Ability such as Emboar. The quality of this Charmander is definitely a plus for all the people who refuse to accept it's not really competitive and play this evolution line for the sole reason of just... Charizard being Charizard.

 

Limited:

Evolves into a Stage 2? Probably not worth... why am I trying? People will play Charizards if they can.

 

Unlimited 150:

In a Charizard deck this is definitely one of the Charmander you'll want to play! Discarding energy early on using Trainers like Ultra Ball or Pokemon like Ninetales (HeartGold SoulSilver) and using Draw In to power up quickly for a turn 2 or 3 Charizard is obviously the dream play for the Charizard player. More on Charizard strategy tomorrow though ;)

 

Ratings.

Modified: 2

Limited: 1

Unlimited 150: 3


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