Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Hoopa EX -- Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Review

Hoopa EX Ancient Origins
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Hoopa EX and Hoopa EX Full Art from the Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Set.  Hoopa EX is a basic, EX, psychic type Pokemon card with an hp of 170. It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  This card's Ability is called Scoundrel Ring and says that when you move Hoopa EX from your hand to your bench you may search your deck for up to 3 EX Pokemon and put them into your hand.  Besides the Ability, this card has one move that requires three psychic energy cards called Hyperspace Fury, this move does 100 damage to one of your opponent's benched Pokemon, however you must discard two energy cards attached to Hoopa when using this move.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Hoopa 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 Hoopa EX, the main reason you'll want to use this card in your deck is for its Ability, so you'll definitely want to have a heavy EX deck.  Get this card onto your bench early in the game and you get get your EX cards in play and set up that much faster.  Because this card is mainly useful for its Ability, you'll either want to use multiple Hoopa EX cards in your deck, or the better way, to figure out a way to remove Hoopa EX from your bench back into your hand so you can reuse its Ability.  Hoopa's only move can knock out a Pokemon in one turn not a problem if you're using it in a spread damage type deck but because you have to discard energy each time it is used, I would be cautious with this move.

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 and one that you'll be seeing used in the metagame to get EX Pokemon in play faster.  Hoopa's Ability makes this card above average and its only move is just icing on the cake, so definitely consider using Hoopa EX in your deck if you have multiple other EX cards in it.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Hoopa EX from the Ancient Origins set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Machamp 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 English set to include a Hoopa card.
Please respond by including the correct answer and a link to your YouTube channel.  Only one entry per person please.


Cabal said...

True. Ancient Origins is the first English set to include a Hoopa card.


Really Shull said...

True. This card is the first English version of Hoopa only obtainable from Ancient Origins.

Really Shull

Christina Lewis said...

True. Ancient origins was the first

Daniel Chen said...

Daniel Chen

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Martin T said...


Martin T

Kai Tung Ng said...

True. This is the first English expansion to include a Hoopa card.

Kai Tung Ng

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PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Martin T for winning!