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Dark Vaporeon - Rocket, Legendary Coll.



Pojo's Average Rating -
Unlimited: 2.12 (based on 3 reviews)
Modified: 2.83
(based on 5 reviews)
Draft: 3.18
(based on 4 reviews)
Reviewed June 13, 2002

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


Pokepop

I like this card. You can make use of Darkness Energy, automatically remove Energy from the active, do double to Fire, the Type to watch out for in new Modified...

It's too slow in Unlimited and why use a low damage attack to remove energy when you can use Trainers. But, for Modified, I like it. I'd play it with other Denial Pokemon, such as Slowking or Muk. I had a Dark Vileplume deck with him in it, but that will only be legal for another couple of months...

Unlimited: 2.75/5
Modified: 3.25/5
Draft: 3.25/5 (3.75 if drafting Rocket)


Lord Gothmog

...Wow! A Dark eeveelution! Praise Jebus! Woo-- Oh wait, it's Vaporeon. That is NOT privatek.

In unlimited, it just doesn't have a chance. Sorry. It will get owned. 1.5/5 

In modified, it might see a little bit of play as pretty much the only Energy Removing Water. And with Darkness, it can do quite a bit(e) of damage. Not terrible, but not tournament caliber either. 2.5/5

In limited, it's a foil. That sucks. But you could get more than one in a pack. Energy Removing is only fair in limited. 2.9/5


TwInSeN21
Dark Vaporeon

Heh, I missed a couple of reviews this week thanks to my slow Net. So, I'm assuming we're discussing Dark Vap. instead of its normal cousin since it was released in LC instead of the Jungle one.

First of all, it's now a rare in LC. Why? Because the other Eeveelutions are rares in the set as well.

60 HP for a Stage 1 is below playable IMO. We do have some pretty good Eevees to choose from. Bite is okay with a DCE but that's it. Whirlpool is a nice attack, but it just cost a bit too much.

In Unlimited, both attacks are weak to ER, making this low HP Stage 1 even less playable.

In Modified, it's decent because you can remove your opponent's energy cards, which is a rarity in the format. However, the attacks do too little damage. Most Pokemon that are popular in Modified can KO Dark Vap. in one shot, which is bad. 

In Draft, it has a colorless attack, which is really good, as you can definitely play it in your deck no matter what color you play. It gets a decent rating because of its splashibility.

Unlimited Rating: 2.1/5
Modified Rating: 2.8/5
Draft Rating: 3.4/5

 


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