Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Hydreigon EX -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Hydreigon EX Roaring Skies
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Hydreigon EX and Hydreigon EX Full Art from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  Hydreigon EX is a basic, EX, dragon type Pokemon card with an hp of 180. It has a x2 weakness to fairy type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Hydreigon's Ability is called Dragon Road and says that if there is a stadium card in play each retreat cost for your dragon type Pokemon is two energy cards less.  Besides the Ability, Hydreigon just has one move.  This move is called Shred, for three energy cards, one each of darkness, psychic, and colorless, this move does 80 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Hydreigon 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 Hydreigon EX, this card could be used for only its Ability by just keeping the card on the bench the whole time, or if you're using a split type deck of darkness and psychic type Pokemon you could use this card.  I personally wouldn't use this card in a deck because it really isn't that much better than a non EX card and I don't want to give up two prize cards to my opponent if Hydreigon gets knocked out.  So probably the only time I would use this card in a deck, and I would only use one, would be if I were building a darkness and psychic type deck, and the deck included a lot of stadium cards, that way you could utilize Hydreigon's Ability while it is on the bench and do a good amount of damage for three energy cards if you put it into the active Pokemon spot.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average, but not spectacular by any means, EX Pokemon card from the Roaring Skies set.  The card has a solid HP, Ability, and one move, but for an EX card like this one, I was looking for a bit more, some more power or something, so I cannot highly recommend this card unless you're deck is pretty specific.  So if you want to use an EX card in your deck, this card would be okay to use, but you'll be able to find better ones out there.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Hydreigon EX from the Roaring Skies set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Reshiram, 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 --
True or False?  This is the only time Hydreigon has been an ultra rare in an English set.
Please respond by including the correct answer and a link to your YouTube channel.  Only one entry per person please.


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Cabal said...

False. Hydreigon has been an ultra rare in Next Destinies, Hydreigon (103/99, Ultra Rare Secret).


Hill Jlk said...


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Unchkins AJ said...

False. It was a secret rare in Next Destinies.
Unchkins AJ

The Pokemon Cards Collector said...

False. Hydreigon has been an Ultra rare in Next Destinies 100/99.

The Pokemon Cards Collector

sWIPE said...

Hydreigon has been an Ultra rare in Next Destinies 100/99 so its false

Dominic Browne said...

False. Hydreigon was an Ultra rare in Next Destinies.
It also has one of the best sounding cries in the video games. Very fearsome.

M42K0 said...



Kai Tung Ng said...

False. This is the second time Hydreigon has been an Ultra Rare in an English expansion. It was a Rare Secret in BW Next Destinies (100/99).

Kai Tung Ng

André Bernacchi said...



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Kenny Crossheart said...

Answer: False

Youtube ID: Kenny Crossheart

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blackworld7 said...



Primal Kyogre said...

False. Hydreigon has been an Ultra rare in Next Destinies.

Primal Kyogre

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Primal Kyogre for winning!