Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Sceptile EX -- Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Review

Sceptile EX Ancient Origins Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Sceptile EX and Sceptile EX Full Art from the Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Set.  Sceptile EX is a basic, EX, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 170. It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Sceptile EX does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Sleep Poison, this move requires one grass energy card to use and does 10 damage, plus it puts your opponent's active Pokemon to sleep and poisons it if you get a heads when flipping a coin.  Sceptile's second move is called Unseen Claw, this move requires two energy cards to use, one each of grass and colorless, and does 60 damage plus 70 more damage if the defending Pokemon is affected by a special condition.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Sceptile 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, Sceptile 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 Sceptile EX does not have an evolution.  So knowing this, on its own, I would highly recommend using this card in a grass type deck.  Not only does it have a very high HP since it is an EX, you can basically use this card as a starter type Pokemon and do 140 damage in only two turns, knocking out most weaker Basic Pokemon quickly and easily.  So if you're building a grass type deck, definitely consider using this card as a starter type Pokemon, possibly attach Trick Coin to this card to give you a better chance of flipping a heads so Unseen Claw can do 130 damage every turn. So you'll constantly have to use Sleep Potion one turn, then Unseen Claw until the Pokemon is knocked out.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an above average EX Pokemon card from the Ancient Origins set.  The only downfall I see with this card is the fact Unseen Forces really depends on Sleep Potion, so you have to always use two turns to do major damage, but if you're facing weaker Pokemon, you can just use Unseen Forces doing 60 damage and knock Pokemon out too.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Sceptile EX from the Ancient Origins set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Sceptile's mega evolution in Mega Sceptile 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 only time Sceptile 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.


Chasista said...

True, for 1st time, together with the MSceptile EX released in this same set.



Cabal said...

False. Sceptile has been an ultra rare as Sceptile ex (93/95, Rare Holo ex) in EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua.



Daniel Chen said...

Daniel Chen

Dan Steeden said...


Dan Steeden


Anonymous said...
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Kenny Crossheart said...

Answer: True

Youtube ID: Kenny Crossheart

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

Hill Jlk said...


Hill jlk


GreenTeaTG said...

Youtubename: TGBlaznKira
Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/user/xxblaznsasukexx

André Bernacchi said...



Faris Polutak said...


Youtube name: Alderon

Zain Misha said...




Ward said...

True, Sceptile was an ex card in EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua and ex cards are counted as ultra rares.

Ward Vercouter


Sal Gaming said...
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Sal Gaming said...


Kai Tung Ng said...

False. This is the third time Sceptile has been an Ultra Rare in an English expansion. The first time that occurred was in EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua (Sceptile ex; 93/95); the second time was in EX Crystal Guardians (Sceptile ex δ; 96/100).

Kai Tung Ng


Aidyn Myers said...

false there is a m septile ex in japan

Vanessa Buda said...




Martin T said...


Martin T


Adolfo said...


User and channel name: Adolfo Morera


Hoopa EX said...


Hoopa EX


Jacobtheboss112 said...


TheAbxyGamerHD Jr

Harry Power said...
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Harry Power said...

False, there were sceptile ex's in both EX Magma vs Aqua and Crystal Guardians.


Matthew Nguyen said...


YouTube: EnDaMeN28


PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Cabal for winning!