Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Dialga EX -- Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Review

Dialga EX Phantom Forces Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Dialga EX and Dialga EX Full Art secret rare from the Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Set.  Dialga 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 two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Dialga does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Chrono Wind, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one metal, and does 60 damage, plus if the defending Pokemon is an EX, it can't attack during their next turn.  Dialga's second move is called Full Metal Impact and this move requires four energy cards to use, two each of metal and colorless, and does 150 damage per turn, however after using the move you must discard two metal energy cards attached to Dialga.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Dialga 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 about Dialga EX, I would mainly want to obtain this card, especially the secret rare version to keep in my collection, because ultimately this EX card just isn't that good.  I wouldn't recommend using the card in your deck, but I suppose you could include one in a metal type deck and get at least three energy cards on it on the bench, that way, it may prevent your opponent from wanting to use an EX since you can prevent it from attacking by using Chrono Wind.  You could also try and put 4 or 6 energy cards on Dialga so you could use Full Metal Impact multiple turns and potentially one hit knock out two Pokemon in a row.  If you could figure out a way to quickly reattach the cards you have to discard with this move to Dialga, this card would be much better and make an awesome deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, besides being a really cool looking Full Art card, I wouldn't recommend using this card in a deck and consider it a below average EX Pokemon card from the Phantom Forces set.  Besides having a high HP and being able to do 150 damage per turn, this card is slow on the attack and can only do average damage every turn without having to discard any energy cards.  So if you're building a metal type deck, this card is worth a look, but I wouldn't consider it very long.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Dialga EX from the Phantom Forces set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Heatran, 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 secret rare 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.


Cabal said...
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Cabal said...




Chasista said...

There is 3 secret rare cards in the Pokemon Phantom Forces set, until 122/119 Dialga EX card.


(I'm not sure if the channel is public open or can be send Private messages so, If I win and you couldn't, please stand by, I'll check for your comments tomorrow and will enable a way to contact. Thank you)

Atlas said...

There are 3



Snaily said...

3 secret rares.



blackworld7 said...




Chrimle said...

That would be 3 secret rares. Also when do You pick the winners?



Niruth Kashyap said...


YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap

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

brezaboy said...




Michaelloves Tnt said...

3 Michaelloves tnt https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2k8i4dupegAN64NzWKxWJw

Pokemon Professors said...

2 out of 5? 0_o
ok it's good if you can set up keldeos and bronzongs

3 secret rares are in phantom forces

Professor Layton said...

3 secret rares.

Manectric EX-Mega
Gengar EX-Mega
Full Metal Dialga EX

((2 out of 5??? Do you consider using combos, such as bronzong+dialga or such? perhaps thinking competitively will help the comments being outraged))

Peter Gristwood said...

there are 3



Matthew Christian said...

There are 3 secret rare cards from the Phantom Forces set. They are
-M Manetric EX (120/119)
-M Gengar EX (121/119)
-Full Art Dialga EX (122/119)


I don't have a youtube

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Atlas for winning!