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The Ancient Mew Pokemon card is one of the many promotional cards for the Pokemon Trading card game. However, unlike the majority of promo cards, this one isn't legal for tournament play, and is pretty hard to use for casual play unless you know the translation of the card face (in case you don't, I've included it at the bottom of this review). The main purpose seems to be to look pretty... and it does this very well. It was released as a promotional card for Pokemon: The 2nd Movie, and as such is no longer in production.
The card itself is made of the usual Pokemon cardstock, and feels the same as a normal foil card. The only real difference is that this is shiny on both sides. The card face follows the usual pattern for Pokemon cards, with the name in the top-left corner, HP in the top-right, and the card's abilities, strengths and weaknesses all in their usual positions (but in a different style) below the image.
The back of the card however is a radical departure from the norm. Firstly, it is all-over foiled (something never seen before or since), and also has a different image, consiting of a pokeball surrounded by 7 orbs: 1 each for each energy type.
This is a must-have for any Pokemon fan, and no Pokemon card collection is complete without this card.
Card Translation, for if you decide to play a game with it.
Card Name: Mew
Attack energy required: 2 Psychic
Attack Name: Psyche
Attack Damage: 40
Retreat Cost: 2 colourless