Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Tyranitar EX -- Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Review

Tyranitar EX Ancient Origins Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Tyranitar EX and Tyranitar EX Full Art from the Ancient Origins Pokemon Card Set.  Tyranitar EX is a basic, EX, darkness type Pokemon card with an hp of 180. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to psychic type Pokemon, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Tyranitar EX does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Hammer In, for three energy cards, two colorless and one darkness, this move does 60 damage.  Tyranitar's second move is called Break Ground, for four energy cards, two each of colorless and darkness, this move does 130 damage, however it does do 10 damage to each of your own Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Tyranitar 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, Tyranitar 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 Tyranitar EX does not have an evolution.  So knowing this, on its own, unless you can take advantage of Tyranitar doing damage to your own Pokemon with Break Ground, this card should not be used on its own.  If one of your Pokemon's attacks is based on how much damage is on all of your benched Pokemon, this Tyranitar card would be ideal, you would attack with it for a few turns then move the aforementioned Pokemon to the active Pokemon spot.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a slightly below average EX Pokemon card from the Ancient Origins set.  This card can do major damage every single turn but it is really slow on the attack and it also does damage to your own Pokemon.  So unless you're a huge fan of Tyranitar or can utilize damage on your own Pokemon, this card shouldn't be used in a deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Tyranitar EX from the Ancient Origins set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Tyranitar's mega evolution in M Tyranitar EX, 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?  Tyranitar is one of my favorite Pokemon of all time.
Please respond by including the correct answer and a link to your YouTube channel.  Only one entry per person please.


Kai Tung Ng said...

True. Tyranitar is one of your favourite Pokemon of all time. This is shown in 'Mega Tyranitar Pin Blister Pack Opening' (September 16, 2015), between the 0:51-0:53 mark. You said that you were a "big fan of Tyranitar."

Kai Tung Ng


Caleb Barnes said...

Caleb Barnes

Unknown said...

False??? Lol
YT: Brett Swope (Icon is Latios/Latias) (Sorry, hard to post actual links on mobile.)
Even if I'm wrong, can you respond to this question:
How do you choose winners for the codes? Is it a random name generator, or is it first come, first serve? Also, is it possible to win more than once?

Martin T said...


Martin T


Vanessa Buda said...




Kaliam said...


-Andrew Bergk

Juan said...



Dominic Browne said...

True, you have mentioned more than once that Tyranitar is one of your favourites


Cabal said...

True. Based on your youtube video titled 'My Top 10 Ancient Origins Pokemon Cards' uploaded on 31st August 2015 at the 3:35 to 3:39 minutes mark, you mentioned Tyranitar is one of my favorite Pokemon of all time.



Kenny Crossheart said...

Answer: True

Youtube ID: Kenny Crossheart

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

Cardboard Bender said...


Cardboard Bender

Daniel Chen said...

Daniel Chen

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Kai Tung Ng for winning. And I select the winner based on the difficulty of the question, if it is an easy question I use a random number generator, if it is difficult, I choose the first person who gives the best answer. And you can get codes as many times as you'd like.

Brett Swope said...

Thanks for the answer

Brett Swope said...

Thanks for the answer

Gabe said...

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