Thursday, December 29, 2011

Blaziken ex -- EX Team Magma vs. Team Aqua Pokemon Card Review

Blaziken EX Team Magma Vs Team Aqua Pokemon CardPokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Blaziken ex from the EX Team Magma vs. Team Aqua set. This is a stage 2, fire type Pokemon card with an hp of 150. It has a x2 weakness to both water and psychic Pokemon types, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Blaziken doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have two moves, the first move is called Blaze Kick which does 30 damage plus 20 more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin, if you get a tails the defending Pokemon is now burned instead of doing 20 extra damage. Blaze Kick's attack cost is two energy cards, one each of fire and colorless. Blaziken's other move is called Volcanic Ash which takes four energy cards, two each of fire and colorless and does 100 damage to one of your opponent's Pokemon, however when using this move you must discard two fire energy cards attached to Blaziken ex.

PrimetimePokemon's Take:
Back in the day when this card was playable, this card had to be pretty dominant. All you would have to do was keep Blaziken on your bench for most of the game while loading it up with energy cards, I would put 6 to 8 energy cards on it, then move Blaziken into the active Pokemon spot and use Volcanic Ash 2 or 3 times in a row and knock out 2 or 3 of your opponent's Pokemon. The faster you get energy cards attached to this card and put it into play the better this card will be since Volcanic Ash can do 100 damage to any of your opponent's Pokemon so you'll definitely want to attack your opponent's low hp Pokemon, and Blaziken should last quite a few turns with 150 hp. I do like the artwork on this card which is done by Hikaru Koike, I like how the red and yellow Blaziken is contrasted with the black and blue swirl-filled background. I believe I have this card in my collection, and I know this set is extremely high priced if you want to buy a booster box of it.

Pokemon Card Price:
This card sells on eBay for around $15, on Professor-Oak it sells for $12.94 and on PokeOrder it goes for $35.99. So all around this card is one of the more expensive ex cards I've reviewed so far. We'll have to see how this card compares with the others from the set.

Other ex Pokemon Cards in this set:
The other ex cards from this set are: Cradily, Entei, Raikou, Sceptile, Suicune, and Swampert.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Blaziken ex from the EX Team Magma vs. Team Aqua set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Cradily ex from the same set.

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