Saturday, August 15, 2015

Latios EX -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Latios EX Roaring Skies Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Latios EX and Latios EX Full Art from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  Latios EX is a basic, EX, dragon type Pokemon card with an hp of 170. It has a x2 weakness to fairy type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Latios EX does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Fast Raid, for one psychic energy card this move does 40 damage, plus if you go first you can use this attack right away.  Latios' second move is called Light Pulse, for four energy cards, two psychic and one each of water and colorless, this move does 110 damage, plus it prevents all effects of an attack except for damage from your opponent's moves during their next turn.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Latios 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, Latios 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 Latios EX does not have an evolution.  So knowing this, on its own, unless you're keen on wanting a starter type Pokemon in your deck be an EX card, and therefor using Fast Raid against weaker Pokemon to start the game, I wouldn't recommend this card in a deck, just because it requires two distinct types of energy cards to attack and it is pretty slow on the attack if you want to do 110 damage a turn.  There really isn't anything bad about this card, it is just pretty average overall for an EX card.  If you do decide to use this card in a deck, don't use more than 1, and either start the game with it and use Fast Raid or set it up on the bench so that when in the active Pokemon spot you can use Light Pulse right away.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average EX Pokemon card from the Roaring Skies set.  I really have no complaints with this card, it just isn't extraordinary in any way.  It has a solid HP, lower retreat cost, and two good moves, one quick, the other slower that does a fair amount of damage.  So if in the case you're building a water and psychic type deck this card is definitely worth a look.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Latios EX from the Roaring Skies set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Latios's mega evolution in Mega Latios EX, 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 first time Latios has been an EX.
Please respond by including the correct answer and a link to your YouTube channel.  Only one entry per person please.


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The Pokemon Cards Collector said...

False Latios EX has been an Ultra rare (EX) and the set that Latios EX was first in was the Plasma Freeze set.

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Naruboku said...

Answer: False

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Low Colpo said...

False! this is not the first latios Ex that appeared!

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Dominic Browne said...

False. Latios Ex featured in Plasma Freeze too

KiFoWnEzZz Gaming said...

False !


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Kai Tung Ng said...

False. This is not the first time Latios has been an EX. It was an EX in Plasma Freeze (86 & 113/116), although it was an old school ex in EX Dragon and EX Dragon Frontiers.

Kai Tung Ng

Chasista said...

Ultra false.

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PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Naruboku for winning!

Kai Tung Ng said...

False. This is not the first time Latios has been an EX. It was an EX in Plasma Freeze (86 & 113/116), although it was an old school ex in EX Dragon and EX Dragon Frontiers.

Kai Tung Ng