Thursday, October 29, 2015

Registeel -- Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Review

Registeel Ancient Origins Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Registeel from the Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Set.  Registeel is a basic, metal type Pokemon card with an hp of 120, this card has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Registeel does not have an Ability or an Ancient Trait but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Iron Head, for two energy cards, one each of metal and colorless, this move does 30 damage times the number of heads you get when you flip a coin until you get a tails.  Registeel's second move is called Forbidden Iron Hammer, this move requires three energy cards to use, two colorless and one metal, and does 70 damage, plus your opponent is forced to discard an energy card attached to their active Pokemon if that Pokemon is an EX.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Registeel 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, there is absolutely no reason to use this card in a deck, other than doing slightly above average damage for three energy cards, there is nothing special about this card.  You don't want to use this card for Iron Head since it may end up doing zero damage every single turn, and even though Forbidden Iron Hammer does extra if it is facing an EX Pokemon, discarding an energy card doesn't do enough for me to want to use this card at all.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very poor Basic Pokemon card from the Ancient Origins set.  Sure, this card has a high HP and two moves that have the potential to do a lot of damage, but this card also has a high retreat cost, is slow on the attack, and unless you have three energy cards on Registeel, you may not be able to damage at all.  So if you're building a metal type deck, I would definitely look elsewhere for Basic Pokemon cards.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Registeel from the Ancient Origins set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Ralts, 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?  If an English set includes a Registeel it also always includes Regirock and Regice.
Please respond by including the correct answer and a link to your YouTube channel.


Kai Tung Ng said...

False. While that rule is true for EX Hidden Legends, EX Emerald, EX Legend Maker, EX Holon Phantoms, Legends Awakened, and Ancient Origins; Registeel EX appeared on its own in BW Dragons Exalted (81/124 and 122/124).

Kai Tung Ng

Vanessa Buda said...



Wes Cargill said...


Gergő Bóta said...


Gergő Bóta

Kazadoom said...
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Kazadoom said...

its false

Daniel Chen said...

Daniel Chen

Aburrido Poraquí said...


Cabal said...

False. Regirock and Regice was not included in Dragons EXalted which Registeel was included in.


Oscar Hansen said...


Zain Misha said...


Zain misha

Juan said...



Martin T said...


Martin T

Kenny Crossheart said...

Answer: false

Youtube ID: Kenny Crossheart

Channel link:

Dominic Browne said...


Tech Draconis said...



Chasista said...

False, not in every set has been that way


The Amethyst Miner said...


YT name: The Amethyst Miner

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Kai Tung Ng for winning!

José Mendoza said...

You are so bad at this game omg. You don't see the value in this card at all