Thursday, May 21, 2015

Aggron EX -- Primal Clash Pokemon Card Review

Aggron EX Primal Clash Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Aggron EX and Aggron EX Full Art from the Primal Clash Pokemon Card Set.  Aggron 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 four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Aggron EX does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Steel Headbutt, for three energy cards, two colorless and one metal, this move does 50 damage plus 30 more damage if you get a heads when you flip a coin.  Aggron's second move is called Raging Hammer, this move requires four energy cards to use, two each of colorless and metal, and does 60 damage plus 10 more damage for each damage counter on Aggron, so a maximum damage of 230 damage a turn, which will knock out every Pokemon out there in one move.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Aggron 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, Aggron 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 Aggron EX does not have an evolution.  So knowing this, on its own, I would definitely not include more than one of this card in a deck because it is so slow on the attack and has such a high retreat cost.  Ideally, this would be a card that is set up on the bench, and then another card in your deck may have a very powerful move that does damage to your own Pokemon, that way Aggron could get 50 or 60 damage on it, and when in the active Pokemon spot could do well above 60 damage a turn with Raging Hammer.  If you don't want to use a risky strategy like this, doing damage to your own Pokemon, I would recommend against using Aggron EX, neither move's base damage is that great, especially for an EX card.

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, thus the 2 out of 5 rating.  This card does have a good HP and two moves that have the potential to do great damage, but this card is too slow for my liking and has too high of a retreat cost.  To me, the benefits don't outweigh the costs, thus making me not recommend using this card in a deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Aggron EX from the Primal Clash set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Aggron's mega evolution in Mega Aggron 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 Pokemon that have EX cards in the Primal Clash set, also have a Mega evolution?
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...

There are 4 Pokemon that have EX cards in the Primal Clash set that also have a Mega Evolution, Kyogre EX, Groudon EX, Aggron EX and Gardevoir EX.


Chasista said...

Four of them.


Taran Middleton said...

Four pokemon

It's such a shame that they made Aggron so lame in this set, he's one of my favorite pokemon.


JDPTPokemon said...

There 4 Pokemon that have EX cards in the Primal Clash set and also have Mega evolution.


Niruth Kashyap said...

There are four Pokemon that have EX cards in the Primal Clash set and also have Mega Evolution. They are Groudon, Kyogre, Aggron and Gardevoir.

YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap


Kai Tung Ng said...

As Primal Reversion is not Mega Evolution, there are 2 Pokemon (Aggron and Gardevoir) that have EX cards and have a Mega Evolution.

Kai Tung Ng

Herobrine Hunter said...


David Owen said...

There are only 2 pokemon that Mega Evolve in the set.

As Kai Tung Ng said Primal Reversion is not a Mega Evolution as there isn't a mega stone involved. And the card neither has M before the pokemon name nor does it have the Mega ruling. It has Primal Reversion Rule.
The can be argued that there's no difference but the Question was Mega Evolve. So technically theres only 2.


Chris smith said...

There's 2 for sure, as for the primal groudon and kyogre they do have "mega" on the card in the top left corner so I'm going with 4 for my final answer


João Daniel Conceição said...

There are 2 because Primal Reversion is not a Mega Evolution

João Conceição

Hill Jlk said...

It's 2 because the primal evolutions are not megas

Hill jlk

MahouShoujo said...

There are four; Aggron, Kyogre, Groudon and Gardevoir.


PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Cabal for winning!

Nick Hensing said...

230 damage can't knockout everything in the game...