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Blastoise ex (EX FireRed & LeafGreen 104)

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Blastoise ex
カメックス ex Kamex ex
Team Plasma
Water
BlastoiseexEXFireRedLeafGreen104.jpg
Illus. Hikaru Koike
Evolution stage
008 Stage 2 Pokémon
Evolves from Wartortle
Card name Blastoise ex
Type Water
Hit Points 150
weakness
Lightning×2
resistance
None
retreat cost
   
Expansion EX FireRed & LeafGreen
Rarity Rare Holo ex
English card no. 104/112
Japanese Half Deck Venusaur/Charizard/Blastoise Random Constructed Starter Decks
Japanese card no. 020/052
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Blastoise.

Blastoise ex (Japanese: カメックス ex Kamex ex) is a Water-type Stage 2 Pokémon-ex card. It is part of the EX FireRed & LeafGreen expansion.

Card text

009
When Pokémon-ex has been Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.
Poké-POWER
Energy Rain
エナジーレイン
 
 
As often as you like during your turn (before your attack), you may attach a Water Energy card from your hand to 1 of your Pokémon. Put 1 damage counter on that Pokémon. This power can't be used if Blastoise ex is affected by a Special Condition.
WaterWaterWaterColorless
Hyper Whirlpool
はかいのうずしお
80
Flip a coin until you get tails. For each heads, your opponent discards an Energy card attached to the Defending Pokémon.

Trivia

  • The effect of Hyper Whirlpool was later errata'd so that the player using the attack was the one who chose the Energy card to be discarded, not the player's opponent.
  • Energy Rain is essentially a more balanced, watered-down version of the Rain Dance Pokémon Power possessed by Base Set Blastoise, a power so strong that it spawned one of the most popular deck archetypes of the Base Set era. The requirement of placing damage counters upon its use effectively prevents Energy Rain from being as dominating a force as its predecessor.
  • Incidentally, of the three final evolutions of Kanto starters made into Pokémon-ex in EX FireRed & LeafGreen, this is the only one without an attack roughly analogous to its Base Set counterpart, as well as the only one not to have two attacks.

Origin

Hyper Whirlpool is a variant of Whirlpool, a move in the Pokémon games, though Blastoise can only learn it via HM06 in Generation II and HM05 in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.


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