Saturday, January 14, 2012

Blastoise ex -- EX FireRed and LeafGreen Pokemon Card Review

Blastoise ex Pokemon Card EX FireRed and LeafGreen SetPokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Blastoise ex from the EX FireRed and LeafGreen set. This is a stage 2, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 150. It has a x2 weakness to electric type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost. Blastoise's Poke-Power is called Energy Rain and says that as often as you like during your turn you may move a water energy card to your hand and put it on one of your Pokemon, if you do this, you have to put 1 damage counter on the Pokemon you attach an energy card to. Besides the Poke-Power, Blastoise ex only has one move called Hyper Whirlpool which takes four energy cards, three water and one colorless, and does 80 damage. Besides doing the damage each heads you get when you flip a coin until you get tails allows you to have your opponent discard an energy card attached to their active Pokemon.

PrimetimePokemon's Take:
I know almost all leagues don't allow ex cards to be played and if they were allowed to be played I probably wouldn't use this card, it only has the one move and it takes too long to set this Pokemon up to actual use it. As a collector this card looks very cool, Blastoise definitely looks like it is a dark Blastoise, the picture done by Kikaru Koike uses very dark blues and silvers to create an amazing looking Blastoise. I think the artwork alone contributes to the fact that this card is a little more expensive price wise than some of the other ex cards I've been reviewing. I do have this card in my collection, I actually really wanted to get a Charizard ex so when these packs first came out I bought as many as I could afford and I pulled a Venusaur and Blastoise ex but never the Charizard. But I was lucky to get those two ex cards because there are a ton of ex cards in this set, some a lot better than others.

Pokemon Card Price:
This card sells on eBay for around $20, on Professor-Oak it sells for $31.90 and $44.99 on PokeOrder.

Other ex Pokemon Cards in this set:
The other ex cards from this set are: Charizard, Clefable, Electrode, Gengar, Gyarados, Mr. Mime x2, Venusaur, Articuno, Moltres, and Zapdos.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Blastoise ex from the EX FireRed and LeafGreen set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Charizard ex from the same set.

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