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Pojo's Pokemon Card of the Day

Jirachi - Promo from DVD


Date Reviewed: 6.11.04

Ratings & Reviews below

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

Ausen  Jirachi

Not terrible. Third eye is a decent starter attack, and a late-game psywave could be a decent closer. Actually kinda playable. Draw power is pretty good. Combo him in a Blaziken deck for more draw AND discarding fire.

Unlimited 1/5
Modified 3.75/5
Limited Nice Try


Hedge
 Jirachi:

OMG It’s late….. sooo sorry, gotta be real quick.

This card is ok. Needs more HP. I might throw in a couple into my blaze decks, for speed and spice.

~Hedge Really sorry guys ~Bye!

Patriarch
 Jirachi is quite the interesting card. We don't quite know how good it is yet, but it will see a little play.

The Third Eye is basically Delcatty's power, attack-ilized. Psywave is a horrible attack, though, so don't even think about making this guy your attacker, even in desperate circumstances.

Unlimited (1/5): Pure, untouched crap. If you play with this guy, you're busy losing turn 1 of the game, not using "the third eye" or whatever. Garbage, garbage, garbage.

Modified (2.5/5): This isn't really amazing here, but it's still pretty fun. Third Eye, then next turn you firestarter, then power shift, Third Eye again. Lather, rinse, repeat. However, a combo like this is not practical, and would almost never really be that useful. In psy decks, I would easily choose to run Hidden Legends Jirachi over this.

Limited (~/5): Can't rate it. However, card drawing is BLOODY helpful. Don't like ditching my attach for the turn, but hey, if it were in limited, I'd give it 3.25/5. Yay-ness =D

"The Cabal is here, and everywhere."
Burning
Torchic
Card: Jirachi(Promo)

General Notes: Ooh boy, a Jirachi. I love Jirachis. I have an inside joke about Jirachis. Jirachis rock. Woo. Good Movie BTW.

HP: 4/5 Sure, whatever. 70 HP one was better though =/ .

Type: 5/5 Yup.

Weakness/Resistance/Retreat Cost: 10/10 Yup, fine.

Art: 9/10 Uh-huh, this is cool. Not awexome, but cool.

Attacks/Power/Body: 35/50 First attack is delcatty-ish. But it ends your turn and you discard from him, not your hand, so worse then catty. Only thing better then catty is that it's basic =/ . Psywave is your usual Little Dude trying to do some damage attack. Kinda like that promo mew(non lilypad)...Anyways, not too great.

Total Score: 63/80
Bullados
Jirachi
 
Attributes:
The current standard for Basic Pokemon feels very low for this GB powerhouse.  However, it doesn't really come as a surprise considering there are no Mew or Celebi cards with more than 60 HP.  That still doesn't make it right.  Weakness to Psychic isn't the best thing, as Gardy is still a powerhouse in this format, and will continue to be for a long time.  No resistance, no mention.  Retreat of 1 is very payable.  Go right ahead and retreat this bugger if you have to...
 
Attack #1: "The Third Eye"
Nintendo is trying to make a Cleffa-like card that isn't as broken.  Unfortunately, with the low HP and terrible weakness, it isn't really worth it to use up your attack for a TV Reporter type effect.  3 extra cards isn't enough for an attack on a legendary.
 
Attack #2: "Psywave"
This is the exact same attack as the SS Ralts (I think).  It's good on Ralts b/c it will normally see very little play and only generally after a big KO of his evolved form.  It is not good here b/c this guy is built to be a starter, not a late game hit.
 
Ratings:
 
Unlimited:
Psychic is terrible in this format with Sneasel still being the most broken Pokemon ever.  Also, MP Mewtwo and M2X are fairly heavily played in this format, and both take a relatively small amount of energy.  For the first attack, you have Cleffa, which is the best draw in any format, IMO.  Don't play this Jirachi here.  1/5
 
Modified:
Still pretty bad,  even though attacks have all but replaced Trainer cards.  I'd say stay away from this card in favor of Sparce, Wynaut, Linoone, or Delcatty.  1.5/5
 
Limited:
If you play this in LImited, I'd automatically DQ you from the tourney.  As a promo, it can't be found in any pack.  N/A
 
~Bullados

 


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