Sunday, July 24, 2016

Alakazam EX -- Fates Collide Pokemon Card Review

Alakazam EX Fates Collide Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Alakazam EX and Alakazam EX Full Art from the Fates Collide Pokemon Card Set.  Alakazam EX is a basic, EX, psychic type Pokemon card with an hp of 160. It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a two colorless energy card retreat cost.  Alakazam EX's Ability is called Kinesis and says that when you play Mega Alakazam from your hand to evolve Alakazam EX, before you evolve Alakazam you may put 2 damage counters on your opponent's active Pokemon and 3 damage counters on one of their benched Pokemon.  Besides the Ability, Alakazam has one move called Suppression that requires two energy cards to use, one each of psychic and colorless, and allows you to put 3 damage counters on each of your opponent's Pokemon that have energy on it.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, because Alakazam 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, Alakazam 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 Alakazam EX does not have an evolution.  So knowing this, on its own, you can take away Alakazam's Ability and just look at its move.  I think if you want to use this card on its own, you leave it set up on the bench for quite awhile until a majority of your opponent's Pokemon have energy cards on them, you can then do a ton of damage in one turn with Suppression.  Another advantage Suppression may have for you is that your opponent may not put energy cards on their benched Pokemon because they know if they do they will be damaged with Alakazam EX.  Overall, this card would be much better suited for use with Mega Alakazam, it could also use the spirit link card and its Ability so that it could do a ton of damage when evolving and also attack that same turn.  Ideally, you could evolve and de-evolve Alakazam EX from the bench every turn and use its Ability as an additional attack.

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 Fates Collide set.  A card that is dependent on two things, having Mega Alakazam EX and having your opponent use plenty of energy on their Pokemon, but if either of those things are true, this card can be pretty dominant and is a card I would recommend using at least 1 of in a psychic type, spread attack type deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Alakazam EX from the Fates Collide set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Alakazam's mega evolution in M Alakazam 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 EX card from the Fates Collide set that has a Mega EX that I've reviewed.
Please respond by including the correct answer and a link to your YouTube channel.  Only one entry per person please.

11 comments:

Colorless Yeff said...

False

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0MY8SgvW_UGX_YJ0Mri_Ng

Lorenzo Truscello said...
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Lorenzo Truscello said...

False
https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCJbr1_yTN1t2ADMUn86IaQw

Armand Carrera said...

False
https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC8i66lEE36cuXa4KXh8JBCQ

Carlos H. said...

It´s False.

Carlos H.
https://www.youtube.com/user/GodLikeSeeker

Wyatt Holcombe said...

True. Glaceon EX does not have a mega evolution.

TheREALwymario

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZLz-_-6rdqBokKZcugYoUg

Skyle Maxwell said...

True
Skyle Maxwell
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoblwyAVHY7WoGgRtxLF7vg

Kromjhe Suman said...

False

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc7xPgIA9p0cX6m_q87MeKQ

Lorenzo Truscello said...
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Eric Scott said...

True. Glaceon EX does not have a mega evolution.
https://www.brightlocker.com/ideas/bittersweet?aid=618315

Eze D. Jerez said...

True
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmEjf8UkeNiyaFcxsvI8MZA
Eze D. Jerez