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Pojo's Pokemon Card of the Day

 

Crobat-ex - EX Deoxys

 

Date Reviewed: 02.11.05

Ratings & Reviews Summary
Unlimited: 2.15
Modified: 3.9
Limited: 3.25

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

jay2007 Today's Card of the Day is Crobat EX 96/107. Personally, I think they did a really good job on the artwork on this card.

Type: There are a few Pokemon that are resistant to grass; Dark Dragonite for example. There are also some Pokemon that are weak; Nidoqueen and Dark Tyranitar are a couple of the more common ones.

Retreat Cost: What's there to say? It's free.

Weakness: Electric Pokemon seem to becoming more common; Dark Ampharos, Dark Electrode, and Zapdos EX are some of the more common ones.

Resistance: A resistance to fighting is always nice to see since there are good fighting decks in this format.

Poke Power: 10 extra damage may not seem like alot but it adds up pretty quickly. It's like your getting a free Strength Charm or Pluspower with each of your attacks and it does not even have to be on their active Pokemon; the only complaint I can find with this power Is Crobat EX has to be active to use it.

Hit Points: 130 Hit Points seems to be a little low for a stage 2 Pokemon EX; I usually like to see 150HP for a stage 2 EX, but it's not too bad.

Attack 1(Cross Attack): Two energy is pretty cheap for a decent attack, but I don't like attacks that rely on flipping coins to do their damage. But if you flip 4 coins, the odds are that 2 of them would be heads which would be enough to confuse them.

Attack 2(Pester): Three energy(GGC) for 60, possibly 100, is pretty cheap; the only downside with this attack is most special conditions either go away at the end of the turn or your opponent will retreat out of them.

Summary: Crobat EX has good attack for a reasonable to cheap amount of energy, so you don't have to spend a lot of time powering up. Its hit points is a little lower than I like to see in a stage 2 EX, but what it lack in hit points it more than makes up for in
every other aspect. I don't believe that this card will have a drastic affect on the
Modified format, but I do believe you will see them around and that it will be something to watch out for.

Unlimited: 2.5/5

Modified: 3.5/5

Limited: 4/5
 
Jermy101 Crobat ex is good and combos with a few cards. First the poke-power Distortion. Putting 10 damage on your opponent each turn is very good, and if you have 2 Crobat ex in play you can keep retreating once a turn to do 2 of his powers for 20 total damage to the oppponent. Cross attack is above average usually doing 40 damage plus confusion for only CC. The Pester attack combos with Dark Crobat. Poison with Dark Crobat's power, retreat, then do Crobat ex's power, then pester for 100 to do 120 total damage that turn. It is weak to Lightning so watch out for Zapdos. The free retreat is great for switching between Crobat ex's.

Unlimited - Stage 2s with heavy energy costs just don't work in this format. 1/5

Modified - This is where it's good, using the combos from above. 4/5

Limited - If you get at least 1 Zubat and 1 Golbat throw this in. It works and is decent. 3/5
 

Johnny Blaze
Crobat-ex – We finish of this week with the Bat that has been hotly anticipated to make a return in this format. Yes we do have Crobat from Hidden Legends but Crobat-ex brings back memories and attacks from Gatr days. You see when Riptide Feraligatr was popular back in the days a card named Crobat came on the scene and with Feraligatr’s weakness to Grass, Crobat’s Cross Attack was able to OHKO in one hit if all heads were rolled. If 2 heads were rolled it was still dishing out 80 damage with the addition of Confusion.

Now that we are done reminiscing, lets talk about Crobat-ex. Cr-ex also has the same Cross Attack and now adds on with its Poke-Power Distortion and its 2nd attack Pester.
Distortion lets you place 1 damage counter on any of your opponent’s Pokemon while Cr-ex is active before you attack. Pester for 1G + 2C can dish out a total of 100 damage if the opponents active Pokemon is effected by a Special Condition and 60 if they are not effected.

Unlimited: 2.5/5 – Average in this format. With Distortion and some Plus Powers you can be dealing an extra 50 damage for that attack. Of course Cr-ex will be susceptible to Energy Removal and Lightning types.

Modifed: 4/5 – I anticipate that Cr-ex will be very popular in the months to come thus spurning the ever annoying Dark Ampharos decks to remain in play. In addition to Crobat-ex, this whole new set wipes out any chance of Team Magma retaining its title in the upcoming year.

Limited: 3/5 – If you can manage to pull off the entire evolution lines then play it. It can be splashed with multi- colors and can just wreck havoc on your opponent
 


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