Sunday, March 23, 2014

Ekans -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Ekans Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Ekans from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  Ekans is a basic, psychic type Pokemon card with an hp of 70.  It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost. Ekans does not have an Ability and it only has one move called Bite.  This move requires two colorless energy cards and does 20 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Ekans is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Arbok, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So, on its own this card should only be used as a last resort basic Pokemon card in any type deck because this card is average at best, requires only colorless energy cards to attack and can do 20 damage.  So if you need just one more card in your deck and put Ekans into it, try to get Ekans into the active Pokemon spot early, use Bite when you can, then retreat Ekans when you have another Pokemon setup or Ekans is about to feint.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average basic Pokemon card from the X and Y set. This card is definitely average overall and probably shouldn't be used very often in decks.  I like that this card has an above average hp, and a move that only requires colorless energy cards which does 20 damage, however this card is quite limited only having one move and having a high retreat cost.  So the positives and negatives of this card cancel each other out and make this card average.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Ekans from the X and Y set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Ekans's stage 1 evolution in Arbok, which is also from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

Free Pokemon TCG Online Code Cards:
Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
What is the one thing everyone should know about Ekans's name?
Please comment with your answer and a link to your YouTube channel.  Only one entry per person per day.  

26 comments:

Sparky Blitz said...

That Ekans backwards
is Snake.

Trispear said...

Ekans and its evolution, Arbok, spelled backwards is Snake and Kobra.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_zVQ4b6FHGOjXD2hWoNoMg

Cabal said...

Ekans is Snake spelled backwards.

cabalw

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

dylan cloutman said...

Ekans backwards -> Snake
Arbok backwards -> Kobra

dylan cloutman

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

Rizaul Haque said...

Ekans is Snake backwards.

Channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC80k-AbWt4HTPdGVSlQKZ9w

Noah Pippin said...

Both Ekans and Arbok are Snake and Kobra.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC569um_jW1SwIjug6qv_84A

Jacob Lin said...

Ekans backwards is Snake
Arbok backwards is Kobra/Cobra

http://www.youtube.com/user/raytonlin1

Akhtar hussain said...

Snake.

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCendfjmmOvCTKSnwM2jaECg

Arman Lodhi said...

ekans is backword of Snake.


http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg-CqCrz69TgYVBa1b9Usig


Sufiyan Sarwar said...

snake is the first thing that comes in my mind bcoz Ekans is inverter from word Snake.

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfqbt38KU081sk1nGaed8fQ

Bradley King said...

Ekans spelled backwards is Snake, and the same with Arbok:
Arbok backwards is Kobra.

outube.com/user/Wizard101Adventurers?feature=mhee

guido contartese said...

Ekans is snake spelled backwards

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Alice Oggelsby said...

Ekans Spelt backwards is snake :)

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stroop popo said...

ekans's name backwards is snake
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Terry Bogard said...

That ekans`s name is snake which is spelled backward..


http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6ZmtYgjCJ54AV57FSnAaUA

abrar sarwar said...

Ekans is snake spelled backwards


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Tony Xue said...

Ekans is snake spelled backwards!

mangomonkay
www.youtube.com/user/mangomonkay

Jake Radmacher said...

Ekans backwards is snake and btw my pokemon tcg card game isnt working does anyone know how to fix it?

Chris Aldama said...

Oh that's old school! His name is snake backwards.

https://www.youtube.com/user/Joot000b

Gabriel Pastrana said...

Ekans if spelled backwards is Snake which is a real animal

Youtube Username: GabrielPastrana
Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/theVirtualVillagers

Tomy Lim said...

Reading backwards would be a snake...a truly snake pokemon xP

teng jinchung said...

spell it backward will be "snake"

teng jinchung
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzwApPdp2Wlbp9KYcBOJByw

cpjack233 said...

kobrA = Arbok
snakE = Ekans

Throughout this family, there has been a theme of using backwards lettering to show the name of snakes in nature. To introduce this phenomenon, the Pokemon company decided to do the basic Pokemon Ekans. In his art he looks just like the a mischievous snake filled with evil coiled around a tree. Later in the evolution chain, Pokemon wanted to make Ekans a much more powerful snake as he grew. They thought up Arbok, which backwards means Kobra. Off course, this is spelled with a K from the usual Cobra, otherwise it would be Arboc(the K adds the menacing effect I think). In Portuguese, Cobra is a word that often means snake. They use it to describe various species of venomous snakes. These cobras can also spread their neck ribs to form a flat widened hood just as Arbok has in his art. I think that the concepts behind these Pokemon are absolutely amazing and the history behind the origin of these Pokemon exhibit the hard work that went into making this Pokemon what it is. If possible, I would like to see a Mega Evolution of this pokemon in the future maybe representing the next level of this creature, a Boa Contstrictor or a Python?

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Emre Ermiş said...

"Ekans" is "Snake" when it spelled backwards.

Emronius

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PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Chris Aldama for winning!

Chris Aldama said...

Thank you very much primetime!