Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Pokemon Card of the Day: Ampharos ex (EX Dragon)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Ampharos ex from the EX Dragon set. This is an ex card so if it gets knocked out your opponent gets two prize cards. With that being said, Ampharos ex has 150 hp which is pretty good. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon which is standard on ex Pokemon, but to my surprise it does have a resistance type, all be it to Metal type Pokemon and it is -30 hp resistance. It does have a fairly high retreat cost of 3 colorless energy cards. Ampharos ex's Poke-Body called Conductivity is a really powerful Poke-Body. When you have Ampharos ex in play everytime your opponent attaches an energy card to a Pokemon in play they have to add 10 damage to that Pokemon, you can only add 10 damage every turn using this move, so if your opponent adds more than 1 energy card that turn you can only add damage to one of their Pokemon that got an energy card. Ampharos ex's only move is called Gigavolt and does 40+ hp damage for only 3 energy cards, 1 electric, 2 colorless. When you do this move you flip a coin and if you get heads you add 30 damage to this attack if it is tails the defending Pokemon is paralyzed and therefore cannot attack the next turn. So as far as strategy goes it is really straightforward just use the Poke-Body as much as possible and you don't have any other choice what move to use You'll have to use Gigavolt. But this is a really good card and if you are able to use this card in your league I would definitely recommend it. So thanks for reading this review and stay tuned for tomorrow's review.


PokémonWorldBranix said...

What card are you going to review? Or it´s surprise? :D

Cheetahosu said...

Not sure if anyone noticed this, but basically this is the same as Ampharos Prime. The moves are the same, except for Gigavolt, instead of 30 more damage, Amp Prime does 40 more, but has 10 less HP. It's weird.