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Hitmonchan ex - Team Rocket Returns
& Reviews below
Ratings are based
on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating.
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
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
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
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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