Saturday, January 28, 2012

Rocket’s Hitmonchan ex – EX Team Rocket Returns Pokemon Card Review

Rocket’s Hitmonchan EX Team Rocket Returns Pokemon Card Set
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Rocket’s Hitmonchan ex from the EX Team Rocket Returns set. This is a basic, dark type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100. It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Hitmonchan’s Poke-Body is called Strike Back and says that any time Hitmonchan is attacked put 2 damage counters on that attacking Pokemon. Besides the Poke-Body, Hitmonchan has two moves, the first move is called Mach Punch and does 10 damage to one of your opponent’s Pokemon for one fighting energy card. Hitmonchan’s second move is called Magnum Punch which does 60 damage for the standard three energy cards, two fighting and one colorless.

PrimetimePokemon's Take:
Once again this card is quite similar to the previous ex cards from this set with the 100 hp, same retreat cost, and same move set, 2 moves and one Poke-Body. This card really is a fighting type Pokemon card since it only requires fighting energy cards and unlike the last two ex cards from this set, Hitmonchan’s Poke-Body can be used regardless if you have a darkness energy card attached to it or not. I like how Hitmonchan can be thrown out there right away with little or no energy attached to it and still be able to do at least 20 damage every turn because of its Poke-Body. And if you use Magnum Punch a few times you should knock out at least one Pokemon every time you play this card during a game. This card has great artwork and I love how the moon is reflected in the background of the picture, it reminds me of the Umbreon Holo I have from the Neo Discovery set. I do have this card in my collection.

Pokemon Card Price:
This card sells on eBay for around $8, on Professor-Oak it sells for $15.30 and $44.99 on PokeOrder.

Other ex Pokemon Cards in this set:
The other ex cards from this set are: Rocket’s Articuno, Rocket’s Entei, Rocket’s Mewtwo, Rocket’s Moltres, Rocket’s Scizor, Rocket’s Scyther, Rocket’s Sneasel, Rocket’s Snorlax, Rocket’s Suicune, Rocket’s Zapdos.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Rocket’s Hitmonchan ex from the EX Team Rocket Returns set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Rocket’s Mewtwo ex from the same set.

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