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2.13 (based on 3 reviews)
Modified: 3.18 (based on 3 reviews)
Draft: 2.93 (based on 3 reviews)
Reviewed March 28, 2002
Ratings are based
on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating.
In Modified, this card is REALLY good against Gatr, but
that's about it. You can power it up in 2 turns and send it out
on a kamikaze attack against ANY Gatr stages and it will KO it.
Pretty good considering you're only sacrificing 4 cards (Pineco
+ Forretress + 2 Grass) for 6 cards (Dile + Croc + Gatr + 3
Water). That's card and an extra turn advantage right there. The
problem with this card is, it's only good against Gatr. It can't
really win you games against any other decks unless you use it
to win 2nd turn. If you're planning on playing Dark Forretress,
you HAVE to play it with Rocket's Hideout. That way, you MIGHT
be able to use the attack twice if you have Focus Band on it.
It's too bad there's no Defender in Modified...
In Unlimited, there are a lot of better choices if you simply
want to do 60 damage on the 2nd turn. Sneasel and Wiggly are
a lot better than this guy. I rather use Chansey as well.
However, considering you don't need any Special Energy cards OR
any dreaded FLIPS, this card has some potential...
In Draft, this guy can really win you the game if your opponent
can't bench any Pokemon. 2nd turn 60 damage is really deadly.
You might even be able to use Armor Up first in draft!
Unlimited Rating: 3.1/5 (60 damage on 2nd turn is always good)
Modified Rating: 4.1/5 (Only because it's really good against
Draft Rating: 3.3/5 (Again, it can make it a really short game
Now this is interesting. I
don't know if it's dependable enough to play, but at least it's
interesting. Armor Up gives Dark Forretress a Focus Band effect
for a full 2 turns, your opponent's AND your next turn! So, if
you also put a Focus Band on this puppy, he can Explode himself
and the Defending Pokemon for a number of turns without getting
himself Knocked Out! Just don't flip too many tails. In reality,
you'll probably only get one or two explosions out of him. But
if all you want to do is take out a Gatr, he just might fit the
Unlimited: Low HP and Gust of Wind will
wet his powder. 1.3/5
Modified: Main use as TecH. As a Stage 1,
your mileage may vary. 2.25/5
Draft: Will either win a game for you, or
lose it. Careful! 2.5/5
Well, I see what the pokemon
company was trying to do... being anti-gatr and everything, but
WHAT is THAT?
Armor Up is sorta lame, and GG for 60 is
broken... but you kill yourself. Hmmm... tit for tat, only think
of it this way. Their focus bands always get heads. It's a fact
of life. So... its just a resignation. =\
Don't play him... despite what wizards
tells you to. Tell all your friends to play him, but don't play
Standard Rating: 2/5
Modified Rating: 3.2/5
Draft Rating: 3/5
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