Sunday, June 6, 2010
Pokemon Card of the Day: Groudon ex (EX Hidden Legends)
Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Groudon ex from the EX Hidden Legends set. I reviewed Kyogre ex yesterday and this card is very similar to that card. It has 100 hp which is the same as Kyogre. Instead of being weak to grass Pokemon, Groudon ex has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, it has no resistance type and has the same retreat cost as Kyogre ex with 3 colorless energy cards which is extremely high for a basic Pokemon and if you decide to retreat Groudon ex it will cost you all your energy cards attached to Groudon ex. Groudon ex has the same Poke-Body as Kyogre ex called Mark of Antiquity and it says that as long as Groudon ex is your active Pokemon your opponent's Kyogre ex and Rayquaza ex can't attack. Groudon ex has about the same type of moves as Kyogre ex, they both have two moves, the first move of Groudon ex is a little better than Kyogre's. Groudon ex's first move is called Rock Tumble and for two colorless energy cards you can do 30 hp damage to the defending Pokemon and this move isn't affected by resistance so it will always do at least 30 damage to the defending Pokemon. Kyogre could do 20 hp damage to any Pokemon for 2 energy cards but I like this move better on Groudon ex. Groudon ex's second move is called Crushing Mantle and for 3 energy cards, 2 fighting and 1 colorless energy card it does 50+ hp damage which is the same as Kyogre. The difference between this card and Kyogre is that to add more damage to the 50 base damage you may discard as many energy cards from your hand as you want, for each one you discard it is an additional 10 hp damage. Kyogre's move on the other hand you were to show your opponent your hand and for each energy card in it you could add 10 hp damage to your move but then you would have to move those energy cards from your hand back to your deck. I actually like Groudon ex's move better because you can choose how many energy cards you want to discard and a there are a lot of cards out there and Poke-Powers out there that let you quickly retrieve vast amounts of energy cards from your discard pile. As far as strategy goes it is pretty straight forward I would use Rock Tumble when I had 2 energy cards and Crushing Mantle when I have 3 energy cards on Groudon ex and when I need to knock out a powerful Pokemon fast then I would discard those energy cards from my hand. So thanks for reading my review today and stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Rayquaza ex.