Hello everybody, PikaPoster here, and welcome to another deck tech. Recently we have been going over grass types, but today we will be reviewing Magmortar ULP.
Magmortar 130HP [R]
[ABILITY] Incandescent Body
If this Pokémon is your Active Pokémon and is damaged by an opponent’s attack (even if this Pokémon is Knocked Out), the Attacking Pokémon is now Burned.
[R][R][C] Solar Beam 80+
You may discard 2 Energy from this Pokémon. If you do, this attack does 80 more damage.
Weakness – [W] x2
Resistance – [NONE]
Retreat Cost – [C][C][C]
This card has some fairly solid points. It is a stage 1, which is not hard to get to, and it has Heavy Ball access. However, with attack costs of 3 and a below average ability, I would not generally use this card. In expanded, however there is one game changing card.
Blacksmith is a supporter that pulls 2 fire energy back from the discard pile and puts them onto a fire Pokémon. This lets you use Magmortars full potential of 160 every turn. With a Choice Band, this deals 190 damage, a very important number. It also 1 shots grass types like Decidueye, Golisopod, and Leafeon-GX.