Friday, April 25, 2014

Skarmory EX Full Art -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Skarmory EX Full Art Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Skarmory EX and Skarmory EX Full Art from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  Skarmory EX is a basic, EX, metal type Pokemon card with an hp of 170. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Skarmory does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Joust, for two colorless energy cards this move does 30 damage plus this move lets you remove all Pokemon tool cards attached to the defending Pokemon before doing the 30 damage.  Skarmory's second move is called Tailspin Piledriver, this move requires three energy cards, two metal and one colorless, and does 80 damage, plus if your opponent's active Pokemon has any damage on it, this move does 40 more damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Skarmory 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.  So knowing this, this card would work perfectly in a metal type deck that includes Pokemon that can spread damage around.  If Skarmory EX was in this type of deck, you could use those other Pokemon first, set up Skarmory on the bench, and get all of your opponent's Pokemon to have 10 damage or more on them.  Then you could move Skarmory into the active Pokemon spot and use Tailspin Piledriver every turn being able to do 120 damage per turn because all of your opponent's Pokemon have damage on them.  By doing 120 damage every turn, you can easily knock out every Pokemon card in the TCG in two moves or less.  Because Skarmory EX really depends on other Pokemon getting damage to your opponent's Pokemon first, I would only include one Skarmory EX card in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very good EX Pokemon card from the X and Y set.  Even though value-wise this card isn't worth that much, I still think it is worth using in a metal type deck especially if you can spread damage around.  The reason I'm not giving this card a 5 out of 5 rating is because Joust doesn't do much for me.  Another positive about this card is its low retreat cost which greatly helps prevent having your opponent taking two prize cards from their bench if they knock this ultra rare card out.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Skarmory EX from the X and Y set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Pawniard, 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 --
How many total EX Full Art cards are in this set?
Please respond by including the correct answer and a link to your YouTube channel.  Only one entry per person please.


Cabal said...

There are 6 Pokémon-EX Full Art cards from the X and Y set.


Utsav Shrestha said...

there are six ex full arts in this set

Shawn Ng said...


Shawn Ng

teng jinchung said...

teng jinchung

Luddest said...

there are 6 EX Full arts.


Leo Vallejo said...

There are 6 Full art cards in the XY set.

Kasper Ten Bok said...

there are 6 full art cards
kasper ten bok

henrik stavland said...

its 6

henrik stavland

Scott Muldoon said...

6 EX FA cards!

guido contartese said...

there are six EX pokemon cards on XY expansion


Jacob Lin said...

There are 6 Pokémon-EX Full Art cards from the X and Y set.


Mateusz Jagiello said...

there is 6 full art EX cards in the XY set


Wraggy140 said...

There are 6 :)

EditsReloaded said...

6 full arts :)

Francesco Torres said...

there are 6 full art cards in this set.


pepe acosta said...

there are 6 ex cards in the set

Tomy Lim said...

there is 6 of them :D

Arman Lodhi said...

6 only..

Sufiyan Sarwar said...

there are 6 EX Full Art cards are in this set.

Akhtar hussain said...


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Kamran Saleem said...

6 ex cards.

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Cabal for winning!