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Rocket's Admin.
- Team Rocket Returns


Date Reviewed: 11.24.04

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
Rocket's Admin

Modified - 3.5/5 - It works in specific decks - like Blastoise and Shiftry.
But a great,
game-breaking card in the right decks.

Limited - 3/5 - It's okay, but usually better off playing Rocket's Mission and other Trainers.

 

Johnny Blaze
Rocket's Admin.

With the loss of Desert Shaman this is a much suitable replacement. Did your opponent just play Pokedex Handy 909on their turn? With Rocketís Admin. you get to have your opponent Shuffle those cards.

It serves other uses too. Just think it is near the end of the game and you only have 2 cards left in your deck. You have a humungous hand size with only 1 prize card left. You use Rocketís Admin. and shuffle all those cards back into your deck and draw 1 card. If you had board control up to that point, you basically just won.

Unlimited: 2/5 Ė Not much power here in this format. Stick with the regular draw cards.

Modified: 3/5 Ė More than suitable here. It can even be great tech as I mentioned befor ein certain situations.

Limited: 3/5 Ė Draw is always good here. Take it and use it.
 

Otaku

Remember, if you think this review is too long; skip straight to the Ratings and Summary! 

 

Name   : Rocketís Admin.

Set       : EX: Team Rocket Returns

Card#   : 86/109

Rarity   : Uncommon

Type    : Trainer

Sub-type: Supporter

Effect Text: You can play only one Supporter card each turn.  When you play this card, put it next to your Active Pokťmon.  When your turn ends, discard this card.

 

Each player shuffles his or her hand into his or her deck.  Then, each player counts his or her Prize cards left and draws up to that many cards.  (You draw your cards first.)

 

Attributes: This is a Supporter, so it means it will have to be pretty potent to be worth using in Unlimited (so many overpowered Trainers there, period) or in Modified (where most decks have all the Supporters they can get away with running).  Thereís not really a whole lot else to say here.

 

Abilities: This card is one of the few shuffle and draw Trainers that affects both players.  Both players shuffle their hands into their decks, then draws up to as many cards as they have prizes left.  This is a nice, variable effect, worthy of being a Supporter, in my opinion.

 

Uses/Combinations: Rocketís Admin. is very useful draw power if you top deck it early in the game: a ďPOR + 1Ē.  Late game, you wonít find much use for drawing with it, but then again, late game you probably donít want a lot of draw power.  Thatís when this proves useful again-if you have fewer prizes than cards in hand, you can replenish your deck.  Itís third use is disruption-if your opponent uses certain cards to either stack the deck or get stuff into hand ahead of time (before they can play it), this can thwart their plans.  The only time this card is not very useful is when you end up taking the lead mid-game: shuffle and draw two or three isnít very good, especially if your opponent has six prizes still.

 

This card will also help cards like Hidden Legends Shiftry.  As I mentioned with Copycat, if you can synch your hand size with that of your opponentís, that Shiftry can do 80 damage for just (CCC).

 

Ratings

 

Unlimited: 2.5/5-I could see this used in some decks.  The downside is that while it isnít really bad early game, youíll probably find you will almost always help your opponent out given the relatively low between turn hand size in this format.  Then again, late game you can shrink an opponentís hand to a single card, and then use the other hand control cards to finish the jobÖ if you draw them.  Specialized.

 

Modified: 3.25/5-This card is useful hear, but there are a lot of Supporters that edge it out.  Still, itís about the only hand disruption in the format, and I know that by late game, my hand size tends to swellÖ period.

 

Limited: 3.5/5-Its draw power, but severely weakened draw power.  At best, you have a Desert Shaman.  Pretty quickly, you have a sub-par POR.

 

Summary

Rocketís Admin. is a variable card.  Early game, it can be great draw power.  Late game, it can help you toss a handful of extras back into your deck.  It also strengths a few semi-obscure decks.  However, it can be hard to play effectively, since during the middle of the match, it becomes much less useful.

 

 


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