Thursday, April 21, 2016

Gyarados EX -- BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Review

Gyarados EX BREAKpoint
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Gyarados EX and Gyarados EX Full Art from the BREAKpoint Pokemon Card Set.  Gyarados EX is a basic, EX, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 180. It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a four colorless energy card retreat cost.  Gyarados EX does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Stormy Seas, for one colorless energy card this move allows you to flip a coin until you get a tails, for each heads you get, you can search your deck for a water energy card and attach it to Gyarados.  Splash Burn is Gyarados' second move, this move requires four energy cards to use, two each of colorless and water, and does 130 damage, however it does do 10 damage to each of your own benched Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Gyarados 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, Gyarados 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 Gyarados EX does not have an evolution.  So knowing this, on its own, I cannot recommend using Gyarados EX in a deck, the main reason I say this is because this card is very slow on the attack, and when you do get four energy cards on Gyarados, it does damage to each of your own Pokemon.  So if you want to use this card in a deck, which I would not recommend, I would keep this card on the bench until it has four energy cards on it, then use Splash Burn every turn when in the active Pokemon spot.  Stormy Seas is a pretty worthless move in my opinion, especially since it is easy to flip a tails the first turn.  So again, I would look elsewhere for an EX card to use, since this card is slow on the attack and has a high retreat cost.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 1 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion, this is a very poor EX Pokemon card from the BREAKpoint set and it makes clear why Gyarados EX cards from this set are worth so little.  Like I said above, definitely do not use this card in a deck without Mega Gyarados, it is just too slow and does too much harm to your own Pokemon.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Gyarados EX from the BREAKpoint set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Gyarados's mega evolution in M Gyarados EX, which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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