Today's card is Holon Energy GL from Delta Species
First off, Im excited because I just got a Christmas
tree yesterday for my apartment :). I'm totally in the
Holiday spirit. I encourage everyone to read Matthew
1:18-25 where it talks about Jesus's birth, even if
Christmas is probably not the day He was born, its still
awesome to read through that again.
On to the card. So once again we get to review a new
energy :). However, this one is pretty pathetic. First,
it's for Pokes with grass or lightning energy attached
to them. That would be fine, except it can't be attached
to a Poke EX which means Vile EX can't use it (which, if
it could, this card would be pretty broken seeing as
special conditions are basically Vile's weakness because
it stops his power). So, with Vile EX out of the
picture, who do we have left? Syther, perhaps a version
of Zapdos or a Jumpluff line someone is experimenting
with, and thats about it. Overall, not going to effect
anything. If you want to get arid of a special
condition, retreat the Syther (its free to anyway).
What's 10 less damage for a Suicune EX? One energy - and
since Suicune EX is normally comboed with Blastoise,
that one energy really isn't going to effect much. The
effects of this energy are just better seen on trainers.
I could see it as a prevention to paralysis for grass
Pokes... but still, not worth the one card slot :-\.
Something else I should point out is the wording on this
card. It says "If the Pokémon that Holon Energy GL is
attached to also has a basic [L] Energy card attached to
it...." From the way it sounds there, it appears that
the Poke has to have a grass energy AND a lightning
energy to get the second effect. That's just flat out
terrible. Is there an viable unlimited Poke that can
have both grass energy and lightning energy attached to
it without getting easily knocked out? Didn't think so
(and if you answered Ho-oh, please seriously reconsider
your knowledge of the game).
Unlimited Rating 1/5