Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Registeel EX from the Dragons Exalted Pokemon Card Set. This set has not been released in the United States but it will be released on August 15, 2012. This is the second of three consecutive reviews I'll be doing of the new Dragon Exalted cards. When more Dragons Exalted scans are released I'll try and review those cards right away. Registeel EX is a basic, EX, metal type Pokemon card, with an hp of 180. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost. Registeel EX doesn't have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Triple Laser and for three colorless energy cards this move does 30 damage to three of your opponent's Pokemon. Registeel EX's second move is called Protect Charge and for four energy cards, two each of metal and colorless, it does 80 damage plus the next turn any damage done to Registeel by your opponent's Pokemon is reduced by 20.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since this card can spread damage I would definitely include this card in a spread damage type deck. If you use this card solely for spreading damage, you can put this card into any type deck since Triple Laser only requires colorless energy cards. I would probably add some metal energy cards into a deck that I would have Registeel EX in so I could knock out the defending Pokemon if I had to very quickly because most Pokemon would be knocked out in two turns or less by Protect Charge, or you could use Triple Laser the first turn and Protect Charge the second and do 110 damage to the active Pokemon. So my goal with this card would be to get at least 60 damage on all the opponent's benched Pokemon and then switch to using Protect Charge and knock out the active Pokemon until you have to retreat Registeel, then move another Pokemon to the active Pokemon spot that can do spread damage which will knock out several of your opponent's benched Pokemon out at once. Going forward, I see this card as a must have in any deck.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating. This is a great EX Pokemon card from the Dragons Exalted set. I love how this card can spread damage around, and not only can it spread damage around but it can spread major damage around and knock out most basic, starter type Pokemon in two moves. This card can also do a ton of damage if needed, the only thing to worry about with this card is that it is quite slow, and its retreat cost is high.
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