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Deoxys-EX

Card text:

Team Plasma


Power Connect

Your Team Plasma Pokémon's attacks (excluding Deoxys-EX) do 10 more damage to the Active Pokémon (before applying Weakness and Resistance).

Psychic Colorless   Helix Force      30+
If this Pokémon has any Plasma Energy attached to it, this attack does 30 more damage for each Energy attached to the Defending Pokémon.

When a Pokémon-EX has been Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

  • Rarity: Rare Holo EX
  • Type: Psychic
  • Weakness: Px2
  • Number: 53
  • Subtype: Basic Pokémon
  • Hit Points: 170
Energy Symbols:
C = Colorless = colorless energy
D = Darkness = dark energy
Fr = Fire = fire energy
Ft = Fighting = fighting energy
G = Grass = grass energy
L = Lightning = lightning energy
M = Metal = metal energy
P = Psychic = psychic energy
W = Water = water energy
Deoxys-EX
The only Pokemon from outer space

written by abcd LV10
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General description:
Deoxys EX has a HP of 170. It's a Psychic type, and it's a Team Plasma Pokemon. I like this card because…. I like Deoxys! That's all! And its look on the card is very cool too.
Uses:
I haven't use this card before as I don't have this card in real life, or use it in the TCO web. But watching other people playing this card, I know that this card has a great help on Team Plasma Pokemon. With its Ability Power Connect, all your Team Plasma Pokemon's attacks do 10 more damage to the opponent's Pokemon (before applying weakness or resistance). However, this Ability excludes Deoxys EX itself. And it also has an attack, Helix Force. Normally it only does 30 damages, but if it has any Plasma Energy attached to it, the attack does 30 more damage for each energy attached to Deoxys EX.
Strategies and game play:
You may think that: Only 10 more damages? Weak! I don't think so. Even 10 damages can affect the game play. Just like you need 1 more dollar to buy a pack a booster pack. This ability can help Pokemon such as Volcarona (Pokemon Plasma Blast), as its attack Leech Life says,"Heal from this Pokemon the same amount of damage you did to the Defending Pokemon." That means, Deoxys ability Power Connect doesn't only helps to defeat your opponent's Pokemon, it can also helps healing your Pokemon. Many people only uses the Power Connect ability, its attack Helix Force *censored: not good*!
Combos with other cards:
Just like what I said, Volcarona would be a good combo, as the ability can help healing Volcarona. Also, many trainer cards can help to raise the damage of the attack Helix Force. Like Colress Machine (Pokemon Plasma Storm),"Search your deck for a Plasma Energy and attach to 1 of your Plasma Pokemon." Just attack 1 Psychic energy and 1 Plasma energy to Deoxys EX, then Pow! Its attack immediately raise to 90 damages! Another trainer card Plasma Frigate, a Stadium card, can help Deoxys EX too, as it says,"Each Pokemon that has Plasma energy attached to it has no weakness." Unfortunately, it affects both your and your opponent's Pokemon. There are 2 more Pokemon combos I want to say. They both helps when you run out of energy. The first one is Porygon-Z (Pokemon Plasma Blast). Its ability Plasma Transfer says,"As often as you like during your turn (before you attack),you may move as many Plasma energy as you like from 1 of your Pokemon to another of your Pokemon." The second one is Raticate (Pokemon Plasma Freeze). Its attack Transfer Junk says,"Put a Team Plasma Pokemon, a Team Plasma trainer card, and a Team Plasma energy card from your discard pile into your hand." This is what i call recycling. They both help, right? Unfortunately, they both are evolved Pokemon.
Ways to counteract it:
It's very easy to defend effects from Deoxys EX. Like Crashing Hammer, it can discard one energy from 1 of your opponent's Pokemon, if, you get head from a coin-flipping. There're also many cards that can prevent your opponent to use special energy cards, as Plasma Energy is a special energy card. There're also many effects from the Pokemon cards that can prevent from basic Pokemon's attacks. This is very useful as Deoxys EX is counted as a basic Pokemon.
Strengths/Pros:
The advantage of Deoxys EX is it has a high 170 HP. Also, if you have luck, you can deal 90 damages to your opponent's Pokemon, at least.

Weaknesses/Cons:
The disadvantage of this card is that it can't use individually,as then its ability Power Connect will be useless. Also, if it don't have Plasma Energy attached to it, it is a just a stupid weak Pokemon with only a high Hp and a single 30-damages attack.

Variations:
Deoxys EX is always published in foil. So, you can easily if the Deoxys EX in your hand is real or fake. It also has a full art version, which is rarer than the normal Deoxys EX. And a promo version, but you can only get it by buying its Deoxys tin, or trading of course.

Artwork and aesthetics:
The artwork is really cool. Its movement is just like it wants to reach you and defeat you. Also, the electricity surrounding Deoxys can be meaningful to its ability, Power Connect. Many electronics are connected with electricity.

Overall rating:
I'll rate this card 8 out of 10, as it got high HP and cool ability, but the other 2 marks are missing because of its attack. You guys know why. This is the end of my card review about Deoxys EX. Thanks for reading and please comment, thank you!

 


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