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Pojo's Pokemon Card of the Day

 

Snow-Cloud Castform

EX Delta Species

 

Date Reviewed: 12.14.05

Ratings & Reviews Summary
Unlimited: 1.8
Modified: 2.1
Limited: 2.83

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


Thundachu
Snow-Cloud Castform

Overview: Besides the HP of 70, really, I dont see anything special about Snow-Cloud Castform. The Pokemon Power, Tempremental Weather reminds me of the Unown's powers. It lets you search your deck for any other Castform and switch it with Snow-Cloud Castform. The drawback is all damage and special conditions still go with the new one lol. The attack, Holon Blizzard, for 1 water energy, does 20 damage, and if it has any Holon energy attached to it, does 10 to each of your opponent's bench. Weakness to Metal makes Metagross, Starmie, Salamence, and tons of other cards from Delta Species, a problem to look out for ;x. Retreat of 2 seems a little high to me.

Unlimited: 2.5/5

Modified: I would prefer to use the Unowns for their power rather then the Castforms. They tend to be better, and there is more of a selection ;x. 2/5

Draft: If you have multiple Castforms in your deck, I suppose it could come in handy to use the Tempremental Weather attack could come in handy to switch between attacks. And 70HP is pretty good for a basic. 3/5
 
Scyther 21 Snow-cloud Castform

70 HP
This is a decent amount of HP for a basic pokemon; giving the player at least some turns to get the game started when played on the first turn as active.

Pokepower
Tempermental Weather is an okay power. The ability to search your deck for any other Castform card is nice. This power is pretty much the same as Deoxy's. The only difference is that Deoxys seems to be a bit more playable. I truly do not see any great decks coming from this card; however, some of the best decks are least expected.

Holon Blizzard
This attack does 20 damage to your opponent for one water energy, which is pretty nice in the early game. It has a furthur effect that allows for you to deal 10 damage to each of your opponents benched pokemon while it has a Holon energy attached to it. There are not that many Holon energies around; and the ones that do exist are either not very good or should not be wasted on this card just for this simple effect.

Weakness
A weakness to steel used to not be so bad. However, with this new set of pokemon part steel this card does lose some power; although I do not see any major steel decks forming aside from Scizor ex and possibly Steelix ex.

Resistance
None. Any resistance is better than none.

Retreat Cost
Two. With a average retreat cost you should only play this card as an active staller unless you can use TW to switch Castforms. Otherwise not that good.

Unlimited: 1.7 this card was not made for unlimited. Too many decks would overrun it.
Modified: 2.5 its pretty good but I just don't see any true game-winning decks built around it or its forms
Limited: 3.5 this card can be pretty useful in this format. With 70 HP and a attack that can deal a solid 20 damage first turn this card can win you some matches.
 

~
R Pac~
Today's card is Snowcloud Castform from Delta Species

Could there be a more applicable Poke for the season? Its been snowing up here like crazy lately and its awesome :)

As much as we like to sing "let it snow, let it snow, let it snow" this song definitely isn't talking about this little critter. I dislike the castforms, and this one is no exception. Terrible stats. Have to use Holon Energy to work well. Doesn't evolve. High retreat cost. I'm trying to think of something good... umm... well, he's pretty safe from energy removal with his attack only costing one energy :-\. So, though his power is a nice concept which we've seen before on other Pokes, it still isn't go to be viable in the unlimited world. Still, if you would like to experiment with him for fun, I suggest running no-removal gym (dispite what I said earlier) so that you can keep that Holon Energy on him and, of course, run his family with him seeing as that is what these guys are all about.

Unlimited Rating 1/5

~R Pac~
Zennium66@aol.com
 

Kevin89
Unlimited:
another castform, with another temperamental weather pokemon-power.
this castform has an offensive attack, which is only good on your second or third turn, and after that turns you'll probably want a more damaging attack.
the weakness is really nice, and the hp too.
2/5

Modified:
I still think it's pokepower is a great advantage, you can search for the castform your opponent's pokemon is weak to, or just search for the right attack. (rain castform HL for example).
it's attack is ok here, but only useful in your first turns, as 20 damage is simply not enough damage.
2/5

Limited:
Ouch, it's weakness can't be any worse for this format, metal pokemon are everywhere, which is the major downfall of this card.
I like both the attack and power in draft, as well as the hp and attack costs.
2/5
 


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