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Registeel ex - team


Date Reviewed: 7.16.04

Ratings & Reviews below

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


William
Hung
Registeel ex

Unlimited 1/5 - No chance - it simply gets KOed with Super Energy Removals, Wiggly, etc.

Modified 2/5 - It's the worst of the three IMO. I can't power this guy up by turn 3 consistently, and getting owned by Blaze ex is horrible.

Draft - 1/5 You won't get Metal and Rainbow Energies to make this card playable. If you do, you won't get enough. Forget it.

7/19 +
 
Thundachu  Registeel ex

Overview: This is like the 6th COTD I've done tonight, and I am running out of weird beginning comments to say, so lets just start with the reviewing. Registeel ex also follows the Regi- format by having PokeBody, then attack. It's Body, Exoskeleton reduces all damage done to Registeel by 10, after applying weakness and resistance. Not very bad, but then again, odds are 10 damage won't help you much. Then for 2 metal(yikes) and 1 colorless, Steel Wave does 50 damage to the defending pokemon, and 20 damage to every benched Pokemon that is the same type as the defending pokemon. Could be pretty nice if your opponent is playing a 1 type deck. Weakness to fire makes the big bad Blaze ex an issue, but take into the consideration that with only 90HP, blaze ex could destroy this thing without the weakness. Resistance to Grass is always a nice touch against Sceptile or Crobat or Vile ex.

Unlimited: 1.5/5

Modified: Ehhh, 2 Metal energy for an attack is a tad much, but it does help by preventing damage. And you are beginning to see more 1 type+colorless decks these days in Modified, making Steel Wave pretty nice. I'll give it my first ever .75 rating of 3.75. =o

Draft: If you are drafting more than 1 set, this card is playable. 2/5

Sealed Deck: I really don't understand Nintendo. Putting this card into a set, and not releasing the energy needed to use it. Makes no sense. Not that anyone drafted this at the Prerelease, but if they did, they wouldn't be able to play it. I am making something out of nothing, so I'll just end this. N/A.
 

Otaku

Name: Registeel ex

Set: Hidden Legends

Card#: 99/101

Type: Metal

Stage: Basic

HP: 90

Weakness: Fire

Resistance: Grass

Retreat: CC

Poké-Body: Exoskeleton

Any damage done to Registeel ex by attacks is reduced by 10 (after applying Weakness and Resistance).

Attack: (MMC) Steel Wave [50]

Does 20 damage to each of your opponent’s Benched Pokémon that are of the same type as the Defending Pokémon.  (Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokémon)

 

Attributes: The last of the Regi-trio is naturally a Basic Pokémon ex.  As a basic, Registeel ex can be put into play without any real effort.  Its 90 HP would be good for a basic that doesn’t Evolve… except that as a Pokémon ex, it really could use another 10 (even though it would make it vulnerable to Desert Ruins).  This one is a Metal Pokémon, which is one of the best types in the game-little Resistance and a Weakness to Metal is becoming more widespread… and did I forget the wonderful damage reducing property of Metal Energy cards?  Unfortunately, the Fire Weakness most Metal Pokémon have is pretty bad in Modified right now (though no big deal in Unlimited).  At least Blaziken ex could OHKO it anyway.  Moving on to Resistance, we actually find one!  Yeah!  Grass Pokémon don’t tend to do a lot of direct damage anyway, but what little they do will be almost completely shut down by a combination of Metal Energy and natural Resistance.  Finally, we have an average retreat of two, but since this Pokémon must utilize special Energies, its not quite as “average” as it would be fore something that made use of abundant normal Energies for attacks.  Plan around it.

 

Abilities: Exoskeleton is a solid effect.  Almost acts like a fifth Metal Energy, at least in terms of damage reduction.  Not a bad Poké-Body, but it’s a good thing this is a Metal Pokémon-reducing damage by just 10 is rarely enough to make a difference.

 

The attack is pretty solid.  While it doesn’t do the base 60 of its brethren, 50 for (MMC) is still 10 above what you paid for, and on top of that, you get a nifty bench hitting effect.  Against most decks (other than Firestarter ones), the main hitter is usually going to be matching half the bench in type.  Still, it’s not 100% reliable.

 

Together, these abilities are still pretty good-damage reduction means more time for bench damage to accumulate.

 

Uses/Combinations: I am planning on trying this card in my standard “Gojira” (something big and nasty active with Sandstorm Xatus on the bench for repeated healing) deck.  Other than that, I can’t really come up with anything… maybe in ScepTecH?

 

Ratings

 

Unlimited: 2/5-Like Regirock, in its own deck (healing and Trainer disruption), it has potential, but is not apt to be the anything more than a second tier deck at best.

 

Modified: 3/5-As a Gojira variant, it might have a chance.

 

Limited: 1/5-Only used for stalling.  Now, if you draft with a set that contains metal (or do a Starter Deck draft with the Jirachi starter from Hidden Legends), it becomes a 3/5-hard to set up, but will likely win you the game when it happens.

 

2-on-2: 3.25/5-Gojira variants tend to be stronger here.

 

TMP: Pending (sorry!)

 

Summary

If this had either of the other Regi’s Poke-Bodies and/or 10 more HP, it could have been a real contender.

 

-Otaku (nintendotaku@hotmail.com)

 


William
Hung
Registeel ex

Unlimited 1/5 - No chance - it simply gets KOed with Super Energy Removals, Wiggly, etc.

Modified 2/5 - It's the worst of the three IMO. I can't power this guy up by turn 3 consistently, and getting owned by Blaze ex is horrible.

Draft - 1/5 You won't get Metal and Rainbow Energies to make this card playable. If you do, you won't get enough. Forget it.

 


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