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Pojo's Pokemon Card of the Day

Gengar ex - Fire Red and
Leaf Green

Date Reviewed: 9.20.04

Ratings & Reviews below

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

Gengar ex

Modified 4/5 - It works so well with Gorebyss that it should be one of the top decks in the upcoming major tournaments. I love it. Poltergeist is such an undercosted attack, and if they have no hand, Prize Taunt is certainly not shabby at all. If you're behind in prizes, you'll come right back!

Limited 4/5 - A Stage 2, most likely 1 of's lowers the rating. Definitely a game-winning card, but hard to get it out.
Young John
Gengar Ex:
Unlimited: It's actually got a little potential I guess due to the amount of trainers played here... I don't know how well it can stand up due to SER and ER but it might be something to try. 2.5/5
Modified: It has a great chance at being a great deck here. For 2 energy it can deal a lot of damage and it makes it really easy to swarm. I personally have been testing this and like it a lot. 4/5
Limited: It's got a great amount of HP and great attacks, take it if you get it it's pretty good for it's costs.  5/5
Gengar ex is intriguing and has a few combos.
Poltergeist is good for the cost.  PC for 40 is already good, but it adds 10 more for each trainer in the opp's hand.  Versus a good deck, against a good player who is watching their trainer size to make sure it doesn't get too big, Poltergeist should do about 70 damage which is great.  Now look at Prize Taunt.  PPC for 60 is already great, but if you are losing in terms of prize count, it does 100!  Resistance to colorless?  Haha take that Dunsparce!
Unlimited - A few combos with this.  Since his third attack does better if you are losing, what better way to give your opponent prizes than Electrode?  (Base Electrode and Electrode ex would both work, they have their pros and cons, but I prefer base electrode for this).  You can explode a base Electrode, attach it to Gastly and have it provide 2 Psychic, attach another energy, rare candy to Gengar ex, and do turn 1 100 damage.  If your opponent thinks he's slick by SERing your Gengar ex, you do the Electrode trick again and get powered up in 1 turn.  Not that hard with Computer Search and Oak.
You can also tech in a couple Expedition Gengar, to put your damage on to your opponent.  That will make sure he hardly ever gets knocked out.  While your at it you could throw in Team Magma Hideout.  When you play your Pokemon they will take 10 damage, which you can then use exp gengar's power to move them over to the oppponent's.  4/5
Modified(RSon) - It's not as good here as it is in Unlimited.  Giving your opponent 2 prizes with Electrode ex will suck.  You could use it without Electrode though and use it for its Poltergeist.  It should do a decent amount of damage with that.  I just don't like Gengar ex in this format because it doesn't do a huge amount of damage like other ex pokemon can do. 2/5
Limited - You got a couple Gastly(yay) and Haunter?  Take it.  Even if you only get a 1-1-1 line, still take it.  The chance of one of them being prized are slim.  Gengar ex is very helpful so take it ok? 4/5

Johnny Blaze
Gengar ex – 1st time that we see a Pokemon that is resistant to Colorless type. Gengar also resists Fighting. Sounds like a good Poke to take down Team Magma since its biggest hitters are TM Groudon and TM Zangoose. On the downside is that Gengar’s Dual Weakness to Psychic and Darkness will hurt a lot against TM Claydol.

Unlimited: 2/5 – With the quick use of Trainers in this format your opponent may not have enough trainers in their hand for Poltergeist to be effective. But I guess this card can combo well with Dark Vileplume. Now that would be interesting.

Modified: 4/5 – Poltergeist is just downright sickening in this format. With the use of only 1 Supporter per turn this attack can easily do an avg. of 70 damage for only 2 energy. How? Your opponent uses Steven’s Advice to your full bench netting him 6 extra cards. Chances are in those 6 cards there are going to be at least 2 supporters trainer cards and in his hand he already has a Supporter so he cant use them this turn. On your turn Poltergeist him for 70. Prize count is good for a late game comeback. Just watch out for Safeguard Wobby.

Limited: 3/5 – If you can get the Gastly and Haunter then this will be decent 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. 

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