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Pokemon Card Game - EX Power Keepers Set Review

Reviewed by on Feb 27, 2007
Rating: 4 Star Rating

We review the new Pokemon card game EX Power Keepers set, including the new Stadium cards!

The Pokemon card game just got a boost with the new EX Power Keepers expansion set! It’s loaded with 108 new cards, including powerful rare Pokemon, two new Theme Decks and Stadium cards to help power-up decks. You can grab it in pre-constructed Theme Decks, or nine-card Booster Packs. Gary grabbed his Pokeballs and checked out all the new Pokemon cards to bring you this card game review.

Pokemon: EX Power Keepers - Cool Cards!

With 108 new cards to collect, this set is full of new Pokemon to collect, including three awesome Pokemon Star! But, the big news is the new Stadium cards. There are four of 'em and here’s the 411 on each.
  • Phoebe's Stadium - Each player pays two Colorless less to retreat his or her Psychic Pokemon.
  • Sidney's Stadium - Each player's Dark Pokemon can't be Asleep, Confused or Paralyzed.
  • Drake's Stadium - Any damage done to Colorless Active Pokemon (both yours and your opponent's) by an opponent's attack is reduced by 10 (after applying Weakness and Resistance).
  • Glacia's Stadium - Each player's Water Pokemon (excluding Pokemon-ex) has no Weakness.

  • They’re a great way to build decks around different types of Pokemon! They’re easy to get too, so any Pokemon Trainer can use them.

    Pokemon TCG - Dark Blast Theme Deck Review

    The Dark and Fire Pokemon in this Theme Deck use Sidney’s Stadium to become immune to a bunch of special conditions. Then Mightyena and Charmeleon launch super-strong attacks and knock your opponent’s Pokemon into next Tuesday! Half of the Pokemon in this deck are weak against Fighting Pokemon so watch out or Mind Game will clobber them. But, a bunch of them are strong against Psychic attacks, so watch your strategy and you could get a real advantage!

    Dark Blast Thumbs Up:

  • Not many evolutions so it’s easy to play your Pokemon.
  • Some Pokemon are strong against Psychic.
  • Lots of strong attacks!
  • Dark Blast Thumbs Down:

  • Energy Removal 2 = lame card.
  • Half of your Pokemon are weak against Fighting!
  • Dark Blast Theme Deck Rating: 4

    Pokemon TCG - Mind Game Theme Deck Review

    Phoebe’s Stadium powers-up this Fighting and Psychic Pokemon theme deck. With Gardevoir leading the charge it unleashes all kinds of weird powers, plus Machop and Machoke for solid attacks. It also has Duskull and Dusklops, but they’re weak to Dark attacks so Dark Blast kicks their butt! A lot of attacks are a bit risky, but if you have the skills and know how to use Phoebe’s Stadium to retreat your Pokemon at the right time, it’s an awesome deck!

    Mind Game Thumbs Up:

  • Retreat your wounded Pokemon with Phoebe’s Stadium!
  • Scott and Professor Birch let you draw the cards you need.
  • Sableye = butt-kicker = one of Gary’s fave Pokemon!
  • Mind Game Thumbs Down:

  • Lots of attacks rely on coin flips or other effects!
  • Duskull and Dusklops get creamed by Dark Blast.
  • Mind Game Theme Deck Rating: 4

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