Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Inkay -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Inkay Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Inkay from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  Inkay is a basic, darkness type Pokemon card with an hp of 50.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Inkay does not have an Ancient Trait or an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Rip Off, for one darkness energy card this move allows you to randomly choose a card from your opponent's hand, have them show you the card then shuffle it into their deck.  Inkay's second move is called Psybeam, this move requires two energy cards to use, one each of darkness and colorless, and does 20 damage, plus it confuses the defending Pokemon if you get a heads when flipping a coin.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Inkay is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Malamar, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since there is not a Malamar card in this set, and the most recent Barbaracle card in a set is in the Phantom Forces set which I have reviewed both Malamar cards from the set, I will act like I plan on using this Inkay card on its own.  So, on its own, this card could be used in a darkness type deck as a starter type Pokemon since it has two moves.  If you started the game with Inkay in the active Pokemon spot you could use Rip Off and get an idea of what your opponent has planned for their strategy then after use Psybeam every turn hoping to flip some heads.  One negative about this card is its low HP, which would make me personally not want to use this card in a deck, so if you want to use one, do not use more than 1 without using Malamar.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Malamar, this is a below average Basic Pokemon card.  This card is good in that it has two moves, both decent, and a low retreat cost.  For me, this card just isn't one that I would really want to use in a deck, the first move this card has doesn't do much, at least it doesn't do any damage, and the second move is good, just takes an extra turn to use it.  So if you're building a darkness type deck, there are definitely better cards out there to use.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Inkay from the Roaring Skies set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Jirachi, 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 Inkay cards have I reviewed on my blog?
Please respond by including your YouTube username and link to your YouTube channel.  If the question is quite tough, the first correct comment will win, otherwise I'll use a random number generator to choose a winner.


SwagyViper l Gaming & More said...

Answer: PrimeTimePokemon Has Done 3 Reviews So Far.
The Dates Are in Order
4/20/14 Inkay #75/146 X and Y
4/19/14 Inkay #74/146 X and Y
07/29/15 Inkay Roaring Skies

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Poison Viper said...

You have rivewed Inkay 3 times Only if you decide to include this time

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Naruboku said...

Answer: This is the 3rd time you review Inkay.

EragonLegend said...

Total of 3 times


Cabal said...

You had reviewed a total of 3 Inkay cards on your blog; Inkay (Common, 41/108) from Roaring Skies on 29th July, 2015; Inkay (Uncommon, 74/146) from XY on 19th April, 2014 and Inkay (Common, 75/146) from XY on 20th April, 2014.


Kenny Crossheart said...

Answer: 3

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Chasista said...

3 Inkay cards


James Murphy said...

You have reviewed 3 inkay cards in your blog

James Murphy said... sorry ptp about the wrong link

The Pokemon Cards Collector said...

You have reviewed 3 Inkay Cards (Common, 41/108) from Roaring Skies on 29th July, 2015; Inkay (Uncommon, 74/146) from XY on 19th April, 2014 and Inkay (Common, 75/146) from XY on 20th April, 2014.

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Jam T said...

A total of 3 times.


Kai Tung Ng said...

You have reviewed three Inkay cards in total on your blog.

Kai Tung Ng

lynne v said...

this is the 3rd time you have reviewed Inkay

Lynne v

Jason Down said...

This is your third Inkay review

capboy said...



max eubanks said...

This is your 3rd

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to SwagyViper l Gaming & More for winning!