Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Rayquaza EX 75/108 -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Rayquaza EX Roaring Skies
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Rayquaza EX and Rayquaza EX Full Art from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  There are two different Rayquaza EX cards in this set, this review will be about the colorless type one.  Rayquaza EX is a basic, EX, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 170. It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Rayquaza EX does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Intensifying Burn, for one colorless energy card this move does 10 damage, plus 50 more damage if the defending Pokemon is an EX card.  Rayquaza's second move is called Dragon Pulse and for three colorless energy cards does 100 damage, however you must discard the top 3 cards of your deck.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Rayquaza 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, Rayquaza 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 Rayquaza EX does not have an evolution.  So knowing this, on its own, if you're looking for a bit of power this card may be for you if you're looking for a colorless type Pokemon card to use in your deck.  I would definitely recommend using this card for Dragon Pulse, but be prepared to either lose a lot of cards from your deck quickly or devise a way to get those discarded cards back into your deck or hand.  If you know your opponent is going to have lots of EX cards in your deck, this card wouldn't be a bad card to use just because it can do 60 damage a turn for one energy card against those Pokemon.  Looking at the two Rayquaza EX cards from this set, both can do major damage, this one can do 100 damage for three energy cards, the dragon type one can do 130 damage for four energy cards so it really comes down to what kind of deck you're building since the dragon type card uses fire and lightning type energy cards.

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.  This card is decent overall having one poor move, unless you're facing an EX, and one good move doing 100 damage a turn.  So again, if you're building a deck and need a bit more power, definitely give this Rayquaza EX card a look.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Rayquaza EX from the Roaring Skies set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Rayquaza's mega evolution in Mega Rayquaza 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 --
True or False?  Rayquaza is the only regular EX card in the set to include to versions.
Please respond by including the correct answer and a link to your YouTube channel.  Only one entry per person please.


Kenny Crossheart said...

Answer: True

Youtube ID: Kenny Crossheart

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

Kai Tung Ng said...

True. Rayquaza is the only regular EX card in the expansion to include two versions.

Kai Tung Ng


glenn lenaerts said...




Cabal said...

True. Rayquaza is the only regular EX card in the set to include two versions,1 dragon type and 1 colorless type.



Chasista said...

True, it is, one colourless and one dragon type.



millennium said...

True I believe it is that card and a dragon card from that series.

YouTube name: the ultimate zelda and sonic fan

Primal Kyogre said...

The answer is true because Rayquaza EX has a colorless type EX card and A Dragon Type EX card.

Primal Kyogre


The Pokemon Cards Collector said...

The answer=True and Rayquaza is only Pokemon in the Roaring Skies set to have 2 Cards Colorless Rayquaza and Dragon Rayquaza EX.

The Pokemon Cards Collector


Ward said...


Ward Vercouter


KiFoWnEzZz Gaming said...



My YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCjolQM5P1y-jacNsexfMsA

irshad kabeer said...

the answer is true, there is a colourless and a dragon type

irshad kabeer


André Bernacchi said...



fexod said...

Answer: True and False. Rayquaza IS the only regular EX that has two versions included in the Roaring Skies expansion. However, Shaymin-EX also has another version, however it's second version came in an erlier expansion, so I am not sure if this counts.

name: fexod

channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNhQ3FnwtJcaWLokguoCzSw

Homeschool Sobtzak said...

its true and my name is homeschool sobtzak

Florian Memmel said...




kris_is_ me_ said...


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Allen Schmerler said...


Name: Rockdhor

My youtube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzxEEXRUVFUW78AB9Wqd9qQ

lynne v said...


Lynne v

Anonymous said...

It is true, and Rayquaza EX has a Dragon and Colorless type card.

Youtube: JCatzGames

Hill Jlk said...


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Eragon Legend said...




Martin T said...


Martin T


Matthew Nguyen said...

The Answer is True
(Oh and by the way, you said: "Rayquaza is the only regular EX card in the set to include 'to' versions."", instead of 'to" you were supposed to right 'two'... lel.

YouTube: EnDaMeN28


Greggy Eggies said...

It is true.

Greggy Eggies


PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to glenn lenaerts for winning!