Thursday, May 9, 2013

Zapdos EX -- Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Review

Zapdos EX Plasma Storm Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Zapdos EX from the Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Set.  Zapdos is a basic, EX, lightning type Pokemon card with an hp of 170. It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Zapdos EX does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move it has is called Agility, this move requires two energy cards, one each of lightning and colorless, and does 30 damage, plus if you get a heads when you flip a coin all effects of an attack by your opponent's Pokemon during their next turn on Zapdos is prevented.  Zapdos's second move is called Powervolt, this move requires four energy cards, two each of lightning and colorless, and does 80 damage plus 40 more damage if Zapdos EX has any Plasma Energy cards attached to it.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Zapdos EX is a basic Pokemon card you won't need to use any other cards with this card.  But remember, because this card is an EX card, if this card is knocked out, two prize cards are taken instead of one.  Right off the bat, whatever deck you have this card in you'll want to include 4 Plasma Energy cards in it so that Zapdos's Power Flame move will do 120 damage per turn.  If this strategy seems eerily similar to the Moltres EX review from this set that is because these two cards are quite similar, they are just different types of Pokemon.  So I would recommend keeping Zapdos on the bench, putting 4 energy cards on it, at least one Plasma energy, and then moving it into the active Pokemon spot after that and using Powervolt every turn.  Even if you put this Pokemon card in the active Pokemon spot to start the game, you can easily wait a turn before attacking and still survive quite awhile just using Agility, especially if you flip a few heads.  This card is definitely a must have card for a lightning type deck because it packs such a wallop and it is only a basic Pokemon card so you won't have to include this card with any others.  I would suggest pairing this card with Moltres EX and building a fire and lightning type deck, that way you would have two very powerful Pokemon cards in your deck that both do 120 damage per turn.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an above average EX Pokemon card.  It has a very solid hp, surprisingly low retreat cost, one decent move that will become pretty good with some luck, and one awesome move.  You really can't go wrong by using this card in your deck, because as soon as you get four energy cards on Zapdos, the game will be over because this move will one hit KO most Pokemon and all Pokemon in two turns.  This is definitely an EX card that you'll want to use in your deck and will definitely dominate.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Zapdos EX from the Plasma Storm set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Rotom which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
What other EX cards from the Plasma Storm set do not have EX Full Art versions?
Please respond by including the correct answer and a link to your YouTube channel.

42 comments:

CEWL98 said...
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CEWL98 said...

Moltress EX, Black/White Kyrum EX

CEWL98 said...

oh and my youtube is GBSCondrix123

Amirul Yew said...

Moltres-EX, Zapdos-EX, Black Kyurem-EX and White Kyurem-EX.

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9KCvbdJyI5HnCAuaHO9Rtw

Calvin Gomes said...

Moltres-EX,Zapdos-EX,Black Kyurem-EX and White Kyurem-EX. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZhkC1G-c_mwx06W-oO96hA?feature=guide

Urban Rivals said...

Moltres-EX, Zapdos-EX, Black Kyurem-EX and White Kyurem-EX

http://www.youtube.com/user/Mr94Alexfer

abcbbccbcdbc said...

Moltres, Black Kyurem, and White Kyurem. (Their respective EX cards, of course)

Username:ABCBBCCBCDBC
Link:http://www.youtube.com/user/ABCBBCCBCDBC

Ondra Kaše said...

Zapdos-EX, Moltres-EX, Black Kyurem-EX and White Kyurem-EX.

yt: KaseO2
http://www.youtube.com/user/KaseO2

Anh Tuan NG said...

Moltres-EX, Zapdos-EX, Black Kyurem-EX, White Kyurem-EX

jose pedro Santos said...

Zapdos-EX, Moltres-EX, Black Kyurem-EX and White Kyurem-EX.

jose pedro santos

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAZv7ku-z3BD5p16S6m60Dg?feature=guid

Zerker said...

Moltres-EX
Black Kyurem-EX
White Kyurem-EX

vivek11z

http://www.youtube.com/user/vivek11z

MrDinonesh said...

Moltres EX, Black and White Kyurem EX, and ofcourse Zapdos EX

http://www.youtube.com/user/MrDinonesh

Morris @ S and F said...

Moltres-EX, Black Kyurem-EX and White Kyurem-EX.

http://www.youtube.com/user/zauberwaldswn

Pascal Twellmann said...

Moltres-EX, Black Kyurem-EX and White Kyurem-EX

http://www.youtube.com/user/Keksfresser14

Zlatka Zlatanova said...

Moltres-EX, Black Kyurem-EX and White Kyurem-EX

Zlatka Zlatanova

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5_CStUkPVU-uUGZR0CfrZA

Simon Perovnik said...

Moltres-EX, Zapdos-EX, Black Kyurem-EX and White Kyurem-EX.

TheGumpec

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheGumpec

Danilo masp said...

Moltres-EX, Zapdos-EX, Black Kyurem-EX and White Kyurem-EX

daniloim89

www.youtube.com/user/daniloim89

Ryan Carroll said...

Moltres EX Zapdos EX Black kyurem EX White Kyurem EX



www.youtube.com/user/FTWperson

Epokedl smith said...

Moltres EX, Zapdos EX, Black Kyurem EX and White Kyurem EX don't have a FA version on this set.

epokedl
www.youtube.com/user/epokedl

Kraigen said...

Moltres EX, Black and White Kyurem EX

Kraigenerus

http://www.youtube.com/user/Kraigenerus

RakunZZa said...

Moltress EX, Black Kyurem EX and White Kyurem EX.

www.youtube.com/user/0odaRasengan

Daniel Fermo de Oliveira said...

Moltres-EX, Zapdos-EX, Black Kyurem-EX and White Kyurem-EX

http://www.youtube.com/user/KungWei

timihari said...

Moltres EX,Black Kyurem EX and White Kyurem EX.

http://www.youtube.com/user/timihari

IAAdmin said...

They are:
-Moltres EX
-White Kyurem EX
-Black Kyurem EX

IFLDragon
http://www.youtube.com/user/IFLDragon

Kpwbo said...

The EX cards from the Plasma Storm set do not have EX Full Art versions :
- Moltres-EX;
- Black Kyurem-EX;
- White Kyurem-EX.

kpwbo

http://www.youtube.com/user/kpwbo

CMN said...

Moltres-EX, White Kyurem-EX and Black Kyurem-EX

http://www.youtube.com/user/DarkUtop

Jeff Hardy Immortal said...

Moltres EX White And Black Kyurem EX
http://www.youtube.com/user/PivetePW

Kicksaw said...

Moltres EX
White Kyurem EX
Black Kyurem EX


Username: Kicksaw
YT: http://www.youtube.com/user/kicksaw

Marcus Carter said...
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Marcus Carter said...

Moltres EX & Black/White Kyurem EX.
Edit: Oops, forgot my Youtube. http://www.youtube.com/user/cartermarcus04

upgrade008 said...

Moltres-EX, Black Kyurem-EX and White Kyurem-EX.

http://www.youtube.com/user/upgrade008

BadgerNappa said...

Moltres-EX, Zapdos-EX, Black Kyurem-EX and White Kyurem-EX.

http://www.youtube.com/user/BadgerNappa

Orelho said...

Moltres-Ex, Black Kyurem-EX, White Kyurem-EX

My channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/seph50

xXDominProXx said...

Moltres-EX Zapdos-EX White Kyurem-EX Black Kyurem-EX

Tyler Chen said...

The EX cards in the Plasma Storm set that do not have a full art version are: Moltres EX, Zapdos EX, Black Kyurem EX, and White Kyurem EX.

BTW, I think you had a typo in your review/strategy; Zapdos' attack is called "Powervolt", not "Power Flame"

www.youtube.com/user/datasiangamer

Justin McClarran said...

Moltres, black/white kyurem.

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpqMAp2tZkhFdgFPo-QQF5w

Hata said...

Moltres EX, Zapdos EX, Black Kyurem EX, White Kyurem EX

Yadowing


www.youtube.com/user/Yadowing

Daniel Elias Hernandez Piñeiro said...

Moltres EX, Black Kyurem EX & White Kyurem are the other EX cards without Full Art.

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3Ut85xJhjt5kzODOCJWViQ

Hope I'll win! ;)

Calvin Gomes said...

No luck

Calvin Gomes said...

I won't win

Pokétrader Nicolas said...

I will give you Maractus roggenrola and 1 prize card deal?

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Pascal for winning!