Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Gengar EX -- Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Review

Gengar EX Phantom Forces Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Gengar EX and Gengar EX Full Art from the Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Set.  Gengar EX is a basic, EX, psychic type Pokemon card with an hp of 170. It has a x2 weakness to darkness type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Gengar does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Night Attack, for one colorless energy card this move allows you to put 3 damage counters on one of your opponent's Pokemon.  Gengar's second move is called Dark Corridor and for three energy cards, two colorless and one psychic, this move does 60 damage, plus it poisons the defending, however you must switch Gengar with one of your benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Gengar 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.  However, Gengar does have a mega evolution you could use from this set and I will be reviewing that card tomorrow, so this strategy below will act like Gengar EX does not have an evolution.  So knowing this, on its own, I would only use this card if you're building a spread damage type deck.  This card is basically a more powerful version of the Crobat card I reviewed yesterday.  This card will work well later in games when your opponent's benched Pokemon all have damage on them, you can then do 30 damage to whichever Pokemon you like and hopefully knock that Pokemon out.  But, if you build a spread damage type deck with the line of Zubat, Golbat, and Crobat, I would get that line on the bench as well as this Gengar card, you could then use Dark Corridor every time Gengar is in the active Pokemon spot, then switch in Crobat for a turn or retreat it immediately and put Gengar back into the active Pokemon spot.  Outside of a spread damage type deck, this EX card isn't worth the risk of letting your opponent take 2 prize cards, so don't use this card in a normal deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this card is a little below average for an EX Pokemon card, and on par with the other EX cards that I've reviewed from the Phantom Forces set so far.  This card has a solid HP, and two decent moves, but as far as being an EX card goes, there is nothing that sets this card a part, and if you're not building a spread damage type deck, this card is not worth using.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Gengar EX from the Phantom Forces set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Gengar's mega evolution in Mega Gengar EX, which is 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 --
How many EX Full Art cards are in the Phantom Forces set?
Please respond by including the correct answer and a link to your YouTube channel.  Only one entry per person please.


Skett Lp said...


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Cabal said...

There are 5 EX Full Art cards in the Phantom Forces set.



Pyroar TCG said...
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Pyroar TCG said...

5 dialga Florges gengar manetric and malamar

Niruth Kashyap said...
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Pyroar TCG said...

No there isn't he's talking about ex full art cards

Josh Tilton said...

7 if you don't contain the secret rare one. if you do, then 8

josh tilton


brezaboy said...

There are 5 EX Full Art cards in the Phantom Forces set



Matthew Christian said...
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Matthew Christian said...

There is 4 full art EXs (Manetric EX, Gengar EX, Malamar EX, and Florges EX) or 5 full art EXs if you count the secret rare Dialga EX in the Phantom Forces set.


I don't have a youtube account.

Niruth Kashyap said...

4 if you do not consider the secret rare Dialga.

But if you consider secret rare Dialga, then there are 5 EX Full Art cards in this set.

YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap

Channel: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCWBgLwMzImHCHJpGxyhFYKQ

blackworld7 said...

4 (5 if you include Dialga secret rare)



TCG Flame said...

There are 4: Manectric, Gengar, Malamar, amd Florges. There is actually 5, if you include the secret rare full art Dialga EX.

TCG Flame


Sérgio said...

Hey, first time poster here.

The Full Art EX are, by collector number: Mannectric-EX (23), Gengar-EX (34), Malamar-EX (58), Dialga-EX (62 and secret card) and Florges-EX (67) totaling five Pokémon EX Full Art cards.

My Youtube username is Sérgio Martins

and the link is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9LgTJDyU2fitpMzhdrP7aA

Cheers, mate!

Tyler Kelly said...

4 (5 if you include Dialga)

No YouTube account...yet.

Love your videos. You are awesome

Lucas Hensley said...

There are 5 full art EX's in Phantom Forces


Syahir Standard said...

only 4

Tauhid Ibrahim said...

4 or 5 if you count secret rare dialga

Tauhid Ibrahim


PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Sérgio for winning!

Sérgio said...

Nice! Thanks!