Pokémon-ex (TCG)

This article is about the variant of Pokémon introduced in the EX series. For the Pokémon introduced during the Black & White Series, see Pokémon-EX (TCG).
An example of a Pokémon-ex

Pokémon-ex are a variant of Pokémon found in the Pokémon Trading Card Game. They first appeared in the EX Ruby & Sapphire expansion.

The ex in the name stands for extra, as indicated by a wide range of attacks that have some sort of additional effect on Pokémon-ex. For example, in the EX Deoxys expansion, there is a Grumpig which possesses an attack called "Extra Ball", which deals additional damage if used against a Pokémon-ex.

The major difference between Pokémon-ex and other types of Pokémon is that when a Pokémon-ex is Knocked Out, two Prize cards are taken, as opposed to the standard one. To compensate for this downside, Pokémon-ex are significantly stronger than other types of Pokémon. In the EX Ruby & Sapphire expansion, Pokémon-ex were basic Pokémon with relatively powerful attacks; however, in following expansions, they had taken on a number of other traits. Pokémon-ex may have up to two Weaknesses or Resistances and a Retreat cost of up to five. Some Pokémon-ex also have a large amount of HP; cards previously had a limit of 120 HP, but Pokémon-ex ignored this rule and had up to 200 HP. Before the Diamond & Pearl Great Encounters expansion, Wailord ex had the title of the most HP: 200. This was later tied with Wailord in the Great Encounters set and Wailord in the Dragons Exalted set, and later surpassed by M Pokémon-EX in the XY series.

Additionally, Pokémon-ex are immune to certain effects: for example, their Poké-Bodies are not deactivated by cards such as Space Center from EX Deoxys, but they are also excluded from the benefits of certain cards, such as Sitrus Berry from EX Unseen Forces, which cannot be attached to them. There are also certain cards that only affect Pokémon-ex, nearly always negatively. The most well known example would be Desert Ruins from EX Hidden Legends, which requires each player to put a damage counter on each of their Pokémon-ex with a maximum HP of 100 or more between turns.

Being a Pokémon-ex affects a Pokémon's name: for example, Blissey cannot evolve from Chansey ex. However, in EX Unseen Forces, Blissey ex had text allowing it to evolve from either Chansey or Chansey ex. This also occurred with Scizor ex. However, Rocket's Scizor ex is only capable of evolving from Rocket's Scyther ex, not Rocket's Scyther.

Many attacks, Poké-Powers and Poké-Bodies on Pokémon-ex are similar or identical in effect to those found on previous cards of the same species, allowing players to continue using popular strategies and tactics while avoiding the need to reprint cards.

In Diamond & Pearl, Pokémon-ex, along with Pokémon Star, were replaced by Pokémon LV.X.

Pokémon that have appeared as Pokémon-ex

Pokémon-ex
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Mew ex         PLAY Promotional cards   007/PLAY
Chansey ex   EX Ruby & Sapphire   96/109 Expansion Pack   036/055
Electabuzz ex   EX Ruby & Sapphire   97/109 Expansion Pack   023/055
Hitmonchan ex   EX Ruby & Sapphire   98/109 Expansion Pack   030/055
Lapras ex   EX Ruby & Sapphire   99/109 Mudkip Constructed Starter Deck   001/019
Magmar ex   EX Ruby & Sapphire   100/109 Torchic Constructed Starter Deck   001/019
Mewtwo ex   EX Ruby & Sapphire   101/109 Expansion Pack   026/055
Scyther ex   EX Ruby & Sapphire   102/109 Treecko Constructed Starter Deck   001/019
Sneasel ex   EX Ruby & Sapphire   103/109 Expansion Pack   046/055
Aerodactyl ex   EX Sandstorm   94/100 Magma VS Aqua: Two Ambitions   055/080
Aggron ex   EX Sandstorm   95/100 Miracle of the Desert   046/053
Gardevoir ex   EX Sandstorm   96/100 Miracle of the Desert   028/053
Kabutops ex   EX Sandstorm   97/100 Magma VS Aqua: Two Ambitions   026/080
Raichu ex   EX Sandstorm   98/100 Miracle of the Desert   023/053
Typhlosion ex   EX Sandstorm   99/100 Miracle of the Desert   013/053
Wailord ex   EX Sandstorm   100/100 Miracle of the Desert   021/053
Kyogre ex   Nintendo Black Star Promos   1 ADV-P Promotional cards   001/ADV-P
      ADV-P Promotional cards   011/ADV-P
Groudon ex   Nintendo Black Star Promos   2 ADV-P Promotional cards   002/ADV-P
      ADV-P Promotional cards   012/ADV-P
Ampharos ex   EX Dragon   89/97 Rulers of the Heavens   025/054
Dragonite ex   EX Dragon   90/97 Rulers of the Heavens   038/054
Golem ex   EX Dragon   91/97 Magma VS Aqua: Two Ambitions   048/080
Kingdra ex   EX Dragon   92/97 Rulers of the Heavens   015/054
Latias ex   EX Dragon   93/97 Salamence Constructed Starter Deck   012/019
      Latias Half Deck   011/018
Latios ex   EX Dragon   94/97 Flygon Constructed Starter Deck   012/019
      Latios Half Deck   011/018
Magcargo ex   EX Dragon   95/97 Rulers of the Heavens   009/054
Muk ex   EX Dragon   96/97 Rulers of the Heavens   002/054
Rayquaza ex   EX Dragon   97/97 Rulers of the Heavens   047/054
      Rayquaza Half Deck   018/019
Blaziken ex   EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua   89/95 Magma VS Aqua: Two Ambitions   018/080
Cradily ex   EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua   90/95 Magma VS Aqua: Two Ambitions   009/080
Entei ex   EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua   91/95 Magma Deck Kit   001/033
Raikou ex   EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua   92/95 Aqua Deck Kit   014/033
Sceptile ex   EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua   93/95 Magma VS Aqua: Two Ambitions   006/080
Suicune ex   EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua   94/95 Magma VS Aqua: Two Ambitions   027/080
Swampert ex   EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua   95/95 Magma VS Aqua: Two Ambitions   050/080
Groudon ex   EX Hidden Legends   93/101 Undone Seal   056/083
Kyogre ex   EX Hidden Legends   94/101 Undone Seal   039/083
Metagross ex   EX Hidden Legends   95/101 Undone Seal   070/083
Ninetales ex   EX Hidden Legends   96/101 Undone Seal   018/083
Regice ex   EX Hidden Legends   97/101 Undone Seal   038/083
Regirock ex   EX Hidden Legends   98/101 Undone Seal   055/083
Registeel ex   EX Hidden Legends   99/101 Undone Seal   072/083
Vileplume ex   EX Hidden Legends   100/101 Undone Seal   005/083
Wigglytuff ex   EX Hidden Legends   101/101 Undone Seal   058/083
Blastoise ex   EX FireRed & LeafGreen   104/112 Venusaur/Charizard/Blastoise Random
Constructed Starter Decks
  020/052
Charizard ex   EX FireRed & LeafGreen   105/112 Venusaur/Charizard/Blastoise Random
Constructed Starter Decks
  012/052
Clefable ex   EX FireRed & LeafGreen   106/112 Flight of Legends   066/082
Electrode ex   EX FireRed & LeafGreen   107/112 Flight of Legends   042/082
Gengar ex   EX FireRed & LeafGreen   108/112 Flight of Legends   048/082
Gyarados ex   EX FireRed & LeafGreen   109/112 Flight of Legends   035/082
Mr. Mime ex   EX FireRed & LeafGreen   110/112 Flight of Legends   053/082
Mr. Mime ex   EX FireRed & LeafGreen   111/112 Flight of Legends   054/082
Venusaur ex   EX FireRed & LeafGreen   112/112 Venusaur/Charizard/Blastoise Random
Constructed Starter Decks
  004/052
Articuno ex   EX FireRed & LeafGreen   114/112 Flight of Legends   036/082
Moltres ex   EX FireRed & LeafGreen   115/112 Flight of Legends   024/082
Zapdos ex   EX FireRed & LeafGreen   116/112 Flight of Legends   043/082
Armaldo ex   POP Series 1   16/17 ADV-P Promotional cards   013/ADV-P
Tyranitar ex   POP Series 1   17/17 T Promotional cards   021/T
Crobat ex   EX Deoxys   96/107 Clash of the Blue Sky   005/082
Deoxys ex   EX Deoxys   97/107 Deoxys Constructed Starter Deck   006/015
      Deoxys Half Deck   018/019
Deoxys ex   EX Deoxys   98/107 Clash of the Blue Sky   045/082
Deoxys ex   EX Deoxys   99/107 Clash of the Blue Sky   046/082
Hariyama ex   EX Deoxys   100/107 Clash of the Blue Sky   049/082
Manectric ex   EX Deoxys   101/107 Clash of the Blue Sky   033/082
Rayquaza ex   EX Deoxys   102/107 Rayquaza Constructed Starter Deck   008/015
      Side Deck   003/012
Salamence ex   EX Deoxys   103/107 Clash of the Blue Sky   064/082
Sharpedo ex   EX Deoxys   104/107 Clash of the Blue Sky   072/082
Altaria ex   EX Emerald   90/106 Mirage Forest   068/086
Cacturne ex   EX Emerald   91/106 Grass Quick Construction Pack   006/015
Camerupt ex   EX Emerald   92/106 Fire Quick Construction Pack   006/015
Deoxys ex   EX Emerald   93/106 Deoxys Half Deck   019/019
POP Series 4   17/17 PCG-P Promotional cards   027/PCG-P
Dusclops ex   EX Emerald   94/106 Psychic Quick Construction Pack   006/015
Medicham ex   EX Emerald   95/106 Fighting Quick Construction Pack   007/015
Milotic ex   EX Emerald   96/106 Water Quick Construction Pack   004/015
Raichu ex   EX Emerald   97/106 Lightning Quick Construction Pack   002/015
Regice ex   EX Emerald   98/106 PLAY Promotional cards   001/PLAY
Regirock ex   EX Emerald   99/106 PLAY Promotional cards   002/PLAY
Registeel ex   EX Emerald   100/106 PLAY Promotional cards   003/PLAY
Celebi ex   POP Series 2   17/17 PCG-P Promotional cards   052/PCG-P
Blissey ex   EX Unseen Forces   101/115 Golden Sky, Silvery Ocean   089/106
Espeon ex   EX Unseen Forces   102/115 Golden Sky, Silvery Ocean   041/106
Feraligatr ex   EX Unseen Forces   103/115 Feraligatr Constructed Starter Deck   003/016
Ho-Oh ex   EX Unseen Forces   104/115 Golden Sky, Silvery Ocean   020/106
POP Series 3   17/17 PCG-P Promotional cards   076/PCG-P
Lugia ex   EX Unseen Forces   105/115 Golden Sky, Silvery Ocean   090/106
Meganium ex   EX Unseen Forces   106/115 Meganium Constructed Starter Deck   003/016
Politoed ex   EX Unseen Forces   107/115 Golden Sky, Silvery Ocean   027/106
Scizor ex   EX Unseen Forces   108/115 Golden Sky, Silvery Ocean   096/106
Steelix ex   EX Unseen Forces   109/115 Golden Sky, Silvery Ocean   095/106
Typhlosion ex   EX Unseen Forces   110/115 Typhlosion Constructed Starter Deck   003/016
Tyranitar ex   EX Unseen Forces   111/115 Golden Sky, Silvery Ocean   093/106
Umbreon ex   EX Unseen Forces   112/115 Golden Sky, Silvery Ocean   091/106
Celebi ex   EX Unseen Forces   117/115 PLAY Promotional cards   006/PLAY
Moltres ex   Nintendo Black Star Promos   31 PLAY Promotional cards   009/PLAY
Articuno ex   Nintendo Black Star Promos   32 PLAY Promotional cards   010/PLAY
Zapdos ex   Nintendo Black Star Promos   33 PLAY Promotional cards   011/PLAY
Flareon ex   EX Delta Species   108/113 Holon Research Tower Fire Quarter Deck   004/015
Jolteon ex   EX Delta Species   109/113 Holon Research Tower Lightning Quarter Deck   004/015
Vaporeon ex   EX Delta Species   110/113 Holon Research Tower Water Quarter Deck   003/015
Ho-Oh ex         PLAY Promotional cards   030/PLAY
Lugia ex         PLAY Promotional cards   031/PLAY
Jirachi ex         PLAY Promotional cards   032/PLAY
Arcanine ex   EX Legend Maker   83/92 Mirage Forest   016/086
Armaldo ex   EX Legend Maker   84/92 Mirage Forest   058/086
Banette ex   EX Legend Maker   85/92 Mirage's Mew Constructed Starter Deck   007/016
Dustox ex   EX Legend Maker   86/92 Mirage Forest   010/086
Flygon ex   EX Legend Maker   87/92 Mirage Forest   066/086
Mew ex   EX Legend Maker   88/92 Mirage Forest   041/086
Walrein ex   EX Legend Maker   89/92 Mirage Forest   029/086
Crawdaunt ex   EX Holon Phantoms   99/110 Crawdaunt Quarter Deck   005/015
Mew ex   EX Holon Phantoms   100/110 Mew Quarter Deck   003/015
Mightyena ex   EX Holon Phantoms   101/110 Mightyena Quarter Deck   005/015
Aggron ex   EX Crystal Guardians   89/100 Miracle Crystal   066/075
Blaziken ex   EX Crystal Guardians   90/100 Miracle Crystal   045/075
Delcatty ex   EX Crystal Guardians   91/100 Miracle Crystal   059/075
Exploud ex   EX Crystal Guardians   92/100 Miracle Crystal   057/075
Groudon ex   EX Crystal Guardians   93/100 Earth's Groudon ex Constructed Starter Deck   008/016
Jirachi ex   EX Crystal Guardians   97/107 Miracle Crystal   041/075
Kyogre ex   EX Crystal Guardians   95/100 Ocean's Kyogre ex Constructed Starter Deck   006/016
Sceptile ex δ   EX Crystal Guardians   96/100 Miracle Crystal   034/075
Shiftry ex   EX Crystal Guardians   97/100 Miracle Crystal   061/075
Swampert ex   EX Crystal Guardians   98/100 Miracle Crystal   023/075
Kyogre ex   Nintendo Black Star Promos   37 PLAY Promotional cards   027/PLAY
Groudon ex   Nintendo Black Star Promos   38 PLAY Promotional cards   028/PLAY
Rayquaza ex   Nintendo Black Star Promos   39 PLAY Promotional cards   029/PLAY
Altaria ex δ   EX Dragon Frontiers   90/101 Offense and Defense of the Furthest Ends   019/068
Dragonite ex δ   EX Dragon Frontiers   91/101 Offense and Defense of the Furthest Ends   004/068
Flygon ex δ   EX Dragon Frontiers   92/101 Offense and Defense of the Furthest Ends   037/068
Gardevoir ex δ   EX Dragon Frontiers   93/101 Imprison! Gardevoir ex Constructed Standard Deck   005/024
Kingdra ex δ   EX Dragon Frontiers   94/101 Offense and Defense of the Furthest Ends   046/068
Latias ex δ   EX Dragon Frontiers   95/101 Offense and Defense of the Furthest Ends   014/068
Latios ex δ   EX Dragon Frontiers   96/101 Offense and Defense of the Furthest Ends   023/068
Rayquaza ex δ   EX Dragon Frontiers   97/101 Offense and Defense of the Furthest Ends   028/068
Salamence ex δ   EX Dragon Frontiers   98/101 Offense and Defense of the Furthest Ends   022/068
Tyranitar ex δ   EX Dragon Frontiers   99/101 Shockwave! Tyranitar ex Constructed Standard Deck   004/024
Absol ex   EX Power Keepers   92/108 World Champions Pack   060/108
Claydol ex   EX Power Keepers   93/108 World Champions Pack   037/108
Flygon ex   EX Power Keepers   94/108 World Champions Pack   075/108
Metagross ex   EX Power Keepers   95/108 World Champions Pack   068/108
Salamence ex   EX Power Keepers   96/108 World Champions Pack   081/108
Shiftry ex   EX Power Keepers   97/108 World Champions Pack   056/108
Skarmory ex   EX Power Keepers   98/108 World Champions Pack   061/108
Walrein ex   EX Power Keepers   99/108 World Champions Pack   022/108
Rocket's Pokémon-ex
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Rocket's Articuno ex   EX Team Rocket Returns   96/109 Silver Deck Kit   010/020
Rocket's Entei ex   EX Team Rocket Returns   97/109 Rocket Gang Strikes Back   068/084
Rocket's Hitmonchan ex   EX Team Rocket Returns   98/109 Rocket Gang Strikes Back   060/084
Rocket's Mewtwo ex   EX Team Rocket Returns   99/109 Rocket Gang Strikes Back   064/084
Rocket's Moltres ex   EX Team Rocket Returns   100/109 Black Deck Kit   014/020
Rocket's Scizor ex   EX Team Rocket Returns   101/109 Rocket Gang Strikes Back   066/084
Rocket's Scyther ex   EX Team Rocket Returns   102/109 Rocket Gang Strikes Back   061/084
Rocket's Sneasel ex   EX Team Rocket Returns   101/109 Rocket Gang Strikes Back   067/084
Rocket's Snorlax ex   EX Team Rocket Returns   104/109 Rocket Gang Strikes Back   062/084
Rocket's Suicune ex   EX Team Rocket Returns   105/109 Rocket Gang Strikes Back   069/084
Rocket's Zapdos ex   EX Team Rocket Returns   106/109 Rocket Gang Strikes Back   063/084
Rocket's Raikou ex   EX Deoxys   108/107 PCG-P Promotional cards   026/PCG-P
      PCG-P Promotional cards   035/PCG-P
Rocket's Persian ex   EX Unseen Forces   116/115 PCG-P Promotional cards   036/PCG-P
      PCG-P Promotional cards   053/PCG-P
Imakuni?'s Pokémon-ex
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Imakuni?'s Exploud ex         T Promotional cards   024/T
Aura's Pokémon-ex
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Aura's Lucario ex         Side Deck   006/012
Folklore's Pokémon-ex
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Folklore's Lucario ex         Lucario Quarter Deck   006/015
 



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