Back to Pojo's Pokemon Site



Price Guide
Set List

Message Board

Polls & Trivia 

Featured Articles

Trading Card Game
Price Guide/Set List 
- Killer Deck Reports
- Deck Garage
- Card of the Day
- TCG Strategies
- Apprentice & Patch
- Apprentice League
- Spoilers & Translations
- Official Rules
- Featured Event Reports
- Top of the World
- Ness's Nest
- The Phil File
- CHRISBO's Chat Corner
- Greg's CCG Promo News
- Printable Checklist

Nintendo Tips
- Gold & Silver
- Crystal 
- Ruby & Sapphire
- Pinball
- TCG cart
- Yellow
- Red/Blue
- Stadium
- Pu
zzle League 
- Pokemon Team Garage
--Pinball: Ruby/Sapphire
- Pokemon Coliseum
- Pokemon Box
- Pokemon Channel

E-Card Reader FAQ's
- Aquapolis
- Skyridge
- Construction Action Function
- EON Ticket Manual

Deck Garage
- Pokemaster's Pit Stop
- RaNd0m's Rest Stop
- Bondi's Bunker 
- Meganium's Matrix
- SoSlow's Safeway
- Perfect 0ne's Rehab

- Episode Listing
- Character Bios
- Movies & Videos
- What's a Pokemon?
- Video List

Featured Articles

Pojo's Toy Box

Books & Videos


Advertise With Us
- Sponsors
- Links


About Us
Contact Us


This is a cool Book!

Pojo's Pokemon Card of the Day


Articuno Ex -
Fire Red and Leaf Green

Date Reviewed: 9.10.04

Ratings & Reviews below

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
5 is the highest rating.

Articuno ex

Modified - 3/5 I see this guy being good for those 1 or 2 of's. I mean you would put only 1 or 2 of these at most in your deck. The Metal Weakness is the best one - because people really don't play Metabyss that much, from what I know. Quite useful anytime in the game. Once he takes enough damage, use a Switch.

Limited - 5/5 If you get a Legendary bird, you would want to try to incoporate it into your deck.
Not as good as Zapdos ex, but still too good.

Johnny Blaze
Articuno ex – 1 of the 3 Legendary Birds in this set. They all share the same 110Hp, and the same retreat cost of 2 and they all share the same power Legendary Ascent. Legendary Ascent can be real helpful to switch out your active Pokemon with 1 of these birds from your hand. Make sure that you have the same type of energy though as in this instance Water energy for Articuno. Articuno’s base damage of 50 is on the low side for a 110 hp Poke but his effect of discarding an energy from Articuno to discard one off of your opponents is like a mini Super-removal.

Unlimited: 2/5 – Maybe in Raindance if you want a different weakness than Lightning, but Suicune Ex is a much better choice.

Modified: 2/5 – With Metagross Ex being somewhat popular and Articuno suffering from the EX curse its not going to make the cut here even with its Energy discard effect.
Limited: 4.5/5 – this is where all the birds shine. Out of 2 FR/LG pre-releases I participated in I was lucky to draft Moltres in 1 and Zapdos in the other and let me tell you if your opponent isn’t ready for these you can single handedly win the game after a Legendary Ascent.

Articuno Ex:
This Card Is Pretty Good For An Ex... It Has High Hit Points (110) and the same poke-power as the other legendary birds... It has a good attack for 3 energy... 3 for 60 and you may choose to choose to discard a energy to discard an energy from your opponents pokemon... It retreat isnt bad... But it is weak to metal...and Metagross is a strong pokemon right now... So it might not be a good idea to play it...
My Ratings are the Following:
Unlimited: It could see play seeing as it is a basic and not a bad one at that... also there is not many strong metal type pokemon in this format...

Modified: This card will see play but i dont think it will be as good as in Unlimited due to the lack of being able to getting energy from the discard... so I wouldnt recommend playing it...

Limited: If you get it a good water or alot of colorless pokemon in this format you should energy flood your deck and play this pokemon...
4.5/5 is here to provide guidance to all Pokemon trainers out there.  Whether it's the Gameboy Game, N64 or the Trading Card Game, provides all the wisdom you desire. 

If you have cool game tips, a killer deck, or breaking news ... send them to us.  We'll post it on the site ... and give you all the credit.  


| Home |
| Nintendo Tips || Trading Card Game |

| Pokedex || Pokemon News || Cartoon Info |

All material copyright of  
 c-1998-200This site is not associated with Nintendo, Wizards of the Coast, Creatures, or GAMEFREAK. Pokemon, Gameboy, and Gotta catch 'em all! are registered trademarks of Nintendo.