Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Mega Rayquaza EX 61/108 -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Mega Rayquaza EX Roaring Skies
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Mega Rayquaza EX from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first of two Mega Rayquaza cards I'll be reviewing from this set, the other being a colorless type card.  Mega Rayquaza EX is a Mega Evolution, EX, dragon type Pokemon card with an hp of 230. It has a x2 weakness to fairy type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Mega Rayquaza does not have an Ability but it does have an Ancient Trait that says if Rayquaza is attacked by the following types: grass, water, lightning, or fire, the damage is reduced by 20.  Besides the Ancient Trait, Mega Rayquaza only has one move called Dragon Ascent, this move requires five energy cards to use, three fire and one each of lightning and colorless, and does 300 damage, however, you must discard two energy cards attached to this Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
Before I start with the strategy, remember that this card is a Mega Evolution card and an EX card so if you use this card in your deck and it gets knocked out, your opponent gets to take two prize cards instead of one and when you evolve an EX card into its Mega Evolution, your turn ends, you cannot do anything else.  So knowing these things, you'll always want to use Mega Evolution cards with caution, with that being said, this card can be used with either of the two Rayquaza EX cards from this set but I will only think about the one I reviewed yesterday which requires both fire and lightning type energy cards, the same as this one.  You could use that card on its own since it can do up to 130 damage a turn but if you want some major power in your deck, I would highly recommend setting up Mega Rayquaza on the bench and even getting more than 5 energy cards on this card or figuring out a way to quickly attack an energy card to Rayquaza or even two energy cards to it, while also being able to attach energy cards to other Pokemon, that way, you can knock out any Pokemon your opponent puts out there in one move for sure.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average Mega EX Pokemon card from the Roaring Skies set.  I like that this card has a very high HP, relatively low retreat cost, a very good Ancient Trait, and a massively powerful move.  The only downside to this card is that it is extremely slow on the attack, but once you get this card set up, it is a one hit KO waiting to happen.  So if you're building a lightning and fire type deck, I would highly recommend using Rayquaza and Mega Rayquaza EX in it, together I would give these two cards a 4 out of 5 rating.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Mega Rayquaza EX from the Roaring Skies set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Hydreigon 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 --
Which Mega Rayquaza EX card from the Roaring Skies set is worth more, the colorless type or dragon type?
Please respond by including the correct answer and a link to your YouTube channel.  Only one entry per person please.


dogfish dreams said...

The colorless type is more valuable.

Channel: dogfish dreams

Cabal said...

The colorless type Mega Rayquaza EX is worth more as it also has a full art version print while the dragon type does not.



Kenny Crossheart said...

Answer: Colorless type

Youtube ID: Kenny Crossheart

Channel link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFFgK9JQ5MDpVQ9oizfVM6w

Chasista said...

The colourless one worth more than the dragon type



Unchkins AJ said...

The colourless type is more valuable.
Unchkins AJ

Kai Tung Ng said...

The Colourless-Type Mega Rayquaza EX card from the Roaring Skies expansion is worth more.

Kai Tung Ng


The Pokemon Cards Collector said...

The Colorless type Mega Rayquaza is worth more because it has a Regular EX version and an EX full art version.

The Pokemon Cards Collector


Hill Jlk said...

The colourless one worth more than the dragon type

Hill jlk


Ngamer2003 said...

Colourless is worth more

YT: Ngamer2003

André Bernacchi said...

The colourless one.


JT Killien said...

From my time on TCG Online I would ahve to say Colorless M-Rayquaza EX is worth more. On average, what I have seen, people want 2-3 packs for 1 standard and 3-4 for the FA. While the Dragon Type get traded for the low cost of 1 pcak.

JT Killien

M42K0 said...

Although there is no sure way to understand which one is worth more, if we look at the TCGO Forum, we will see that the ratio of packs you can get for Mega Rayquaza EX Col and, on the other side, Mega Rayquaza EX Drag is:

- 5 packs : 3 packs, according to Zaft 2.0 Trading co.
- 4 packs : 2 packs, according to Dragon Storm Trading co.
- 4 packs : 2 packs, according to Top Cut Trading inc.
- 4 packs : 3 packs, according to Violet City Trading co.

... meaning that Colorless one is definitely more worth than Dragon one.
(+ since Ancient Origins pack is worth 1.5 packs at the moment, you can almost buy this card for offering a single pack :) )

P.S. Hope all this research gets me at least a consolation prize. I'm in TCGO for less than a week and I really need some cards/packs to trade and make a good deck for online tournaments.

Username: M42K0

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1qtp8QBVIyKf4NkqgviOHQ

lynne v said...

the colorless is worth a lot more than the dragon type on the Pokemon online TCG i got six packs of roaring skies for the colorless and only 2 for the dragon type also. Also the colorless costs more in the real TCG

Lynne v


Abigail said...

The colorless type Mega Rayquaza EX is worth more Abigail Everett https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBrweTfWYLgwJF5vvgPJbMQ

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to JT Killien for winning!

Subbulakshmi R.B. said...

very nice ... :)

Official_Mike-Mike said...

Actually the colourless one is 10 dollars less, this card is the second most valuable card (Shaymin EX is the most) in this set

jose espinoza said...

the dragon type is worth more

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