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Jirachi - - Team Aqua & Magma


Date Reviewed: 3.30.04

Ratings & Reviews below

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

Jermy101 Jirachi is overall an awful card.  He has low HP, and 2 attacks that do no more than 20 damage.  BUT....there is one good thing about him.  He is a holo card so it's worth a lot of $$$.

Unlimited - I would rather use Base Gastly. 1/5

Modified - I would rather use a modified Gastly. 1/5

Limited - He's not terrible in draft, he can stall with his sleep attack...and he is a holo...a popular holo, so I would take him. 2/5

 

 Otaku
Name: Jirachi

Set/Card#: Team Magma vs. Team Aqua, #97/95

Type: Psychic

Stage: Basic

HP: 50

Weakness: Psychic

Resistance: None

Retreat: C

Attack#1: (P) Hypnoblast [10]

The Defending Pokémon is now Asleep

Attack#2: (CC) Swift [20]

This attack’s damage isn’t affected by Weakness, Resistance, Poké-Powers, Poké-Bodies or any other effects on the Defending Pokémon.

 

Attributes: Jirachi is the only version of the card so far, so as usual, that means it’s on its own.  It is a Basic Psychic Pokémon.  Being a Basic is the best, and being Psychic is okay in Modified, as Weakness to that is much more widespread than resistance.  In Unlimited, the opposite is true, so being a Psychic Pokémon is less than stellar.  It has only 50 HP-this is okay if you evolve, but poor if you don’t.  It’s Weak to Psychic Pokémon, which is bad for both formats: Psychic is not unheard of in either, even though there is a lot of Resistance to it in Unlimited.  It has no Resistance, which I find hard to believe is a balance issue.  Finally, a retreat of just one, which I good-you should be able to pay this with almost no difficulty in a well built deck.

 

Abilities: Jirachi’s first attack is solid.  You get what you pay for: 10 damage and Sleep.  The second attack gives you not only what you pay for, but a slight bonus, in that nothing can stop the damage.  However, both of these are more supporting attacks, even if they are good.

 

Uses/Combinations: If you want some an easy to include Pokémon in your deck that doesn’t have to worry about anything lowering the damage it does.

 

Ratings

 

Unlimited: 1.25/5-I really can’t think of any deck that would be better off with it-there are better ways to insure you do damage.

 

Modified/2-on-2/ TMP: 1.75/5-Same as above, but with less options, and the Sleep from the first attack will stall better in this format.

 

Limited: 2.5/5-If you somehow find that most of what you pull is going to be resisted, then hey, add this little one to take care of it.  Sleep is also much more effective here.

 

Summary

A little too much of a shrimp to be of much use.
 

Hedge

Jirachi

 

I know a kid who is obsessed with this card….. lol

Regardless, I feel that it has noo purpose whatsoever, except maybe as a tech basic in Dark Gengar decks for old modified.

 

Modified: 1/5 – OHKO from regular Blaziken, now that’s just sad. Lame attacks too.

Unlimited: 0/5 – Come on man, wth happened here? In the GBA this thing was ultimate, now it sucks. =/

 

Draft: 5/5 – Come on! Take it and sell it one ebay man! Can you see how much this thing would rake in from a n00by collector?? o_O

 

That was prolly my meanest review ever…. In a bad mood right now.

Srry all those newby collectors out there… T_T Now I feel sad for calling you that….
 

 


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