Sunday, October 18, 2015

Regirock -- Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Review

Regirock Ancient Origins Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Regirock from the Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Set.  Regirock is a basic, fighting type Pokemon card with an hp of 120, it has a x2 weakness to grass type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Regirock does not have an Ability or an Ancient Trait but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Rock Throw, for two energy cards, one each of fighting and colorless, this move does 40 damage.  Regirock's second move is called Unyielding Rock, for three energy cards, one fighting and two colorless, this move does 60 damage plus 60 more damage if you're facing an EX Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Regirock is a basic Pokemon with no evolutions, you only have to use this Pokemon in your deck if you want to use this card.  With that being said, the only reason you'll want to use this card in your deck is in the case where you think you'll be facing a majority of EX Pokemon when playing your opponent.  You could add 1 Regirock card into your fighting type deck and then keep it on the bench to hopefully prevent your opponent from playing EX cards in their active Pokemon spot or move Regirock to the active Pokemon spot and do 120 damage a turn against EX.  Other than that, this card is too slow and has too high of a retreat cost for me to want to use on its own just doing either 40 or 60 damage a turn.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is an average Basic Pokemon card from the Ancient Origins set.  This card has a well above average HP and two solid moves, one becoming well above average if facing an EX Pokemon.  But, this card is pretty slow on the attack and has a really high retreat cost, so there is really no merit to forcing this card into your deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Regirock from the Ancient Origins set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Golurk, 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 --
What was the first English set to include a Regirock card, and what type and rarity was that card?
Please respond by including the correct answer and a link to your YouTube channel.

18 comments:

Cabal said...

EX Hidden Legends was the first English set to include a Regirock card. That card (Regirock ex, 98/101, Rare Holo ex) was a Fighting type and rarity was a ultra rare.

cabalw

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnLY5kCyPH6tBOPfSjiVgs

abrar sarwar said...

Set: Ex Hidden Legends
Rarity: Rare Holo EX
Type Fighting

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ThePokemonFan143

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Hoopa EX said...

EX Hidden Legends

Hoopa EX

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIABBCybvc7rp1sVvdPi_vg

Vanessa Buda said...

Ex Hidden Legends Rare Holo EX Fighting Type

VanessaBuda

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk2xD7O0tYOAV9dkhgjrflw

Giri Venkatesh said...

Set: Ex Hidden Legends
Rarity: Rare Holo EX
Type Fighting

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM_enhLWibzy9gBco45br3A

giri venkatesh said...
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giri venkatesh said...

Ex Hidden Legends

Rare Holo EX

Fighting

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCALitFRbhj21obkzF4OoVAg

Kai Tung Ng said...

The first English expansion to include a Regirock card was EX Hidden Legends. The type and rarity of that card was Fighting-Type (all Regirock cards have been Fighting-Type) and the rarity was a Rare Holo ex.

Kai Tung Ng

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc_wX6pMW7wFZFmb9E3XmOw

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Kaliam said...

All versions of Regirock have been "fighting" type.

The first English print of a Regirock was as Regirock-EX (Rare Holo-EX) in EX Hidden Legends which was release in English in 2004.

A Regirock☆ was released in "EX Legend Maker" in February 2006 (ShinyRare☆ holo).

But the first plain "Regirock" (not EX or ☆) wasn't until May 2006 when it was in "EX Holon Phantoms" and it was a regular, black-star rare.

-Andrew Bergk
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Chasista said...

The first was EX Hidden Legends released June 14, 2004; was a Fighting type and the rarity was Rare Holo ex.

Chasista

https://www.youtube.com/user/Chasista

Kenny Crossheart said...

Answer: Ex Hidden Legends, Fighting, Rare Holo EX

Youtube ID: Kenny Crossheart

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

Kenny Crossheart said...

Answer: Ex Hidden Legends, Fighting, Rare Holo EX

Youtube ID: Kenny Crossheart

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

Cardboard Bender said...

It was Ex Hidden Legends. It was a rare holo EX and a fighting type card.

Cardboard Bender
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnxobSuJnrSm_hQF82DZK1w

Dominic Browne said...

Ex Hidden Legends was the first English set to include Regirock. It was a fighting type and it was a Rare Holo ex

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUH8SVp-rTgOfc3LejmB6dA

Juan said...

Ex Hidden Legends, Fighting, Rare Holo EX

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyxfH4Ogvk6XNKnLLIWEHdQ

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to abrar sarwar for winning!