Monday, December 19, 2011

Wailord ex -- EX Sandstorm Pokemon Card Review

Wailord ex Pokemon Card EX Sandstorm SetPokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Wailord ex from the EX Sandstorm set. This is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 200. It has two x2 weaknesses to grass and electric type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a 5 colorless energy card retreat cost. This card doesn't have a Poke-Body or Poke-Power but it does have two moves, the first move is called Super Deep Dive which takes one colorless energy card and allows you to remove 3 damage counters from Wailord and then switch Wailord with one of your benched Pokemon, of course if you don't have any benched Pokemon you can't do this move. Wailord's other move is called Dwindling Wave and for four energy cards, three water and one colorless it does 100 damage minus 10 for each damage counter on Wailord ex.

PrimetimePokemon's Take:
This card has the highest hp of any Pokemon in the TCG today, any card that has a higher hp than this is either fake or is not playable. Even though this card has an incredibly high hp it really isn't that good, this card is basically useless when it has 100 hp on it since Dwindling Wave won't do anything at all, so if you're playing in an unlimited type league you'll have to play Wailord for a turn or two then use Super Deep Dive and get all the damage off of it and then a few turns later put it back in, there is absolutely no reason to retreat this card when you can just use Super Deep Dive and retreat it for free, basically. The artwork on this is done by Ryo Ueda and makes Wailord look absolutely monstrous, I like the pattern of the background but I don't necessarily like Wailord itself. I do have this card in my collection and it is usually highly sought after since it has such a high hp.

Pokemon Card Price:
This card sells on eBay for around $20, on Professor-Oak it sells for $31.54 and on PokeOrder it goes for $59.99. This card is the most expensive card from the EX Sandstorm set.

Other ex Pokemon Cards in this set:
The other ex cards from this set are: Aerodactyl, Aggron, Gardevoir, Kabutops, Raichu, and Typhlosion.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Wailord ex from the EX Sandstorm set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Ampharos ex from the EX Dragon set.

1 comment:

JB said...

super if it is used with zero damage, and is good that it can heal itself and switch with the bench. Liking the HP