Thursday, September 3, 2015

Shaymin EX -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Shaymin EX Roaring Skies
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Shaymin EX and Shaymin EX Full Art from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  Shaymin EX is a basic, EX, colorless type Pokemon card with an hp of 110. It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Shaymin's Ability is called Set Up and says that when you play this Pokemon from your hand onto your Bench you may draw cards until you have 6 cards in your hand.  Besides the Ability, Shaymin just has one move called Sky Return and for two colorless energy cards does 30 damage and returns Shaymin EX along with all cards attached to it back to your hand.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Shaymin 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 Shaymin EX, the strategy you want to use with this card is similar to the one I talked about yesterday with Mega Rayquaza EX.  You want to use up to 4 of these Shaymin EX cards in a deck and also have the Sky Field Stadium card in your deck, you would then play the Sky Field card allowing you to have 8 benched Pokemon, use all of your Shaymin EX cards by putting them on your bench and drawing the necessary cards using its Ability, then when you've played all of your Shaymin EX, use a different Stadium card and discard the Shaymin EX cards from your bench.  There really is no point in putting this card into the active Pokemon spot because you don't want to risk it getting knocked out in one move but if you do have two energy cards on it for some reason, you can definitely use Sky Return and move it back to your hand and play it on the bench again.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 5 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a well above average EX Pokemon card and a card that is heavily used in the metagame.  Paired with Sky Field supporter, this card makes up the main draw mechanism in many decks out there and is definitely worth consideration in any deck you may be building.  Power wise, this card isn't that great, but you aren't using this card for its attack, you're using it to draw cards.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Shaymin EX from the Roaring Skies set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Pidove, which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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True or False?  Shaymin EX is the most valuable EX card in the Roaring Skies set.
Please respond by including the correct answer and a link to your YouTube channel.  Only one entry per person please.


The Pokemon Cards Collector said...

True. Shaymin EX is the most Valuable card in the Roaring Skies set.

The Pokemon Cards Collector

Primal Kyogre said...

True Shaymin EX is Valuable in the Roaring Skies set.

Primal Kyogre

Ward said...


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millennium said...

True the shaymin ex is the most valuable card in roaring sky's

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André Bernacchi said...



Kai Tung Ng said...

True. Shaymin EX is the most valuable EX card in the Roaring Skies expansion. The regular EX costs $35.99 on Troll and Toad, while the Full Art costs $43.99. The reason why Shaymin EX is so valuable is because of its Set Up ability. It was worked extraordinarily well with Colourless Mega Rayquaza EX decks. However, its use has been diminished slightly by the banning of Lysandre's Trump Card by TPCI.

Kai Tung Ng

Hill Jlk said...


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ruben magalhaes said...

True shaymin ex is the most valuable card in roaring sky's


kris_is_ me_ said...


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irshad kabeer said...

yup it is true that shaymin ex is the most valuable card in roaring skies

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Ruzni Reigns said...


Ruzni Reigns

Ngamer2003 said...


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Chasista said...

True, probably it is.


Daniel Chen said...

True,a lot of decks seen at the Nationals and the Worlds have a Shaymin EX for drawing cards. Due to its popularity and usefulness, I think it is what Shaymin EX regular is worth $30 and Shaymin EX FA is worth $45.
Daniel Chen

Joshua Cataggatan said...

True, I searched the card up on eBay along with other Pokemon Cards like Rayquaza EX.


Martin T said...


Martin T

Enel Hawk said...

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KiFoWnEzZz Gaming said...

True, her set-up ability really ''sets up'' well.


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Eragon Legend said...



Greggy Eggies said...

True because I remember you saying it in your videos all the time.

Greggy Eggies

Cabal said...

True. Shaymin EX is the most valuable EX card in the Roaring Skies set


Dominic Browne said...

Indeed it is true.

Matteo Bossi said...

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PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Kai Tung Ng for winning!