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Pojo's Pokemon Card of the Day

 

Trainer Scott

EX Emerald

 

Date Reviewed: 05.13.05

Ratings & Reviews Summary
Unlimited: 1.41
Modified: 3.05
Limited: 2.23

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


Johnny Blaze
Scott – This card is very unique in that you can search for any combination of 3 Stadiums or Supporter cards and put them in your hand.  While running 3-4 of these in your deck may be a bit redundant, this card is definitely good to use when trying to counter Battle Frontier.
 
Did your opponent just shut off your Pidgeot’s Quick Search power with Battle Frontier?  Well play Scott on your next turn and replace Battle Frontier with a Stadium of your own and viola Quick Search is back on.  Plus grab some draw power for the following turn.  Scott is definitely a much needed and nice card added to the metagame.
 
Unlimited: 2/5 – There is already enough draw power in this format to probably get what you need but in a specific deck like say Vileplume-ex or Dark Vileplume scott may actually help out.
 
Modified: 3.5/5 – Scott is just too good here.  It is a definite answer to counter your opponent’s Stadium and not too mention you could pull 3 TV Reporters or Steven’s Advice to use in your following turn, all while thinning out your deck.  Very nice card.
 
Limited:  2/5 - 7 out of the 11 Trainers in Emerald are either Supporters or a Stadium.  Chances are though you wont get enough to warrant the use of Scott in your deck.  If you are lucky to pull Scott and a Professor Birch and Poke-Nav then indeed your chances of winning has increased tenfold.

Otaku

If you find the review is too long, skip straight to the Ratings and Summary!  

Name   : Scott
Set       :
EX Emerald
Card#   :
84/106
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 Pokémon.  When your turn ends, discard this card.

Search your deck for up to 3 cards in any combination of Supporter cards and Stadium cards, show them to your opponent, and put them into your hand.  Shuffle your deck afterwards.

Attributes: Just like yesterday, we have a Supporter.  Same story: since you can only play one a turn, you can’t fill your deck with them or they’ll be dead weight for a lot of turns, yet you want to hit about one a turn since their use if effectively a resource.  At least in Modified, since they are allowed to be so potent when compared to non-Supporters.

Abilities: Trade this and your Supporter usage for the turn for three cards from your deck?  Of course, there is a catch-they must be some combination of Supporter and/or Stadiums.  Note that you can get three of one and zero of the other type.  This isn’t too bad a trade in my opinion: three for one of some cards you most decks find handy is pretty good.  The only downside is that obviously you can’t use the Supporters right away and only one Stadium that turn.

Uses and Combinations: Scott’s use?  Decks that either try to abuse a Stadium, or have to counter being abused by a Stadium.  Battle Frontier springs readily to mind, and to a lesser extent Desert Ruins.  Most decks, though, can benefit from it at least a little, as now that we have a potential control option for excessive Pidgeot usage, all decks should once again have at least two Stadiums and commonly three or four.  While having to wait a turn is a pain, unless Rocket’s Admin is in your opponent’s deck, you’ll still be able to make use of multiple Stadiums being drawn and Supporters for future turns.  Personally, I like two of this floating around my deck, mainly for opening game.  For one thing, I find myself running just two copies of multiple Supporters, such as Steven’s Advice, because I can almost never use him late game as my hand size has swollen.  So this way I have him by my second turn, usually long enough for my opponent to have used Dunsparce to Strike and Run at least once.  It is also good to get a slug of draw cards, and if the deck really is Stadium oriented, use Scott, get two Stadiums and a second Scott, and then use Scott again and get two more Stadiums and any useful Supporters.  Late game it can be handing to get a Rocket’s Admin when it can really ruin your opponent’s hand… right after you set a useful Stadium.

Ratings

Unlimited: 2/5-Stadiums important here, with some real powerhouses like Chaos Gym.  Supporters are also less important here.  Thing is, this format has some great draw and search power already.

Modified: 3.75/5-I think Scott will find his way into a lot of decks, either to get Battle Stadium or to counter it, at least in the immediate future.

Limited: 3/5-So long as you draft at least a few other Supporters (since the Stadium in this set isn’t so hot here), then it’s great.  If not, it’s pretty much useless.

Summary

Some people love it, some people hate it.  I think Scott is pretty great, but I’ve been running four Stadiums in my decks for a while, and often more than one kind of Stadium.  I also have a tendency to run dry on Supporters after a turn or two, also making me like this card.  If neither of these applies to you, and you aren’t affected by Battle Stadium, then Scott probably won’t be for you.

-Otaku

Bullados Scott

Advantages:
Searches out Stadium cards. This is HUGE in the current format, which will be absolutely saturated with Battle Frontier, a card that virtually stops all of the big decks from the States era. Simply play a Scott, and you have all of your Stadiums in your hand ready to play in case a BF comes out. Or, leave it in your hand for a while so that you can search out your Stadiums when BF comes out and prevent the Rocket’s Admin. trick from taking your precious Stadiums away from you. In addition, it can help you if YOU are the one playing the Frontier, as it gets that card out turn 2 if you need it.
Searches out Supporter cards. Not really that much of an advantage, IMO, as you can’t play those Supporters until next turn. However, if you’ve already used up all your Stadiums, or one of em is decked, this can get you something other than just Stadiums and possibly set you up for the next turn.

Disadvantages:
Yes, another Supporter. Why? I mean, it’s powerful, sure, but why make it a Supporter? This makes searching Supporters with this card utterly useless, and the only thing that you’d want to search out would be the Stadiums, which you’d only want to play if your opponent has a BF out and you want it gone.

Ratings:

Unlimited: There is verry little point to this thing in Unlimited, as there are few Stadiums played outside of Chaos Gym, which I haven’t seen in a LONG time, and Supporters are few and far between, and you’d probably want to use your Supporter spot for Copycat or Town Volunteers anyway. Little to no point here.
1/5

Modified: Better. It has potential, but I’m not so sure it can be a big card here, seeing as Frontier isn’t taking off quite as expected, at least from the top players. Stadium searching might or might not become a big thing, we’ll see what Regionals brings around. This card should only be used to counter the metagame, not just for the sake of using it.
3/5

Limited: If you GET 3 Supporters, chances are they won’t be this one. Also, the only stadium in the set, Frontier, is trash in this format, as there are no colorless, dark, or metal evolutions with Pokemon Powers in the set. There is little reason to play this here unless you somehow managed to get a slew of Supporters in your packs.
2/5
Joshua Scott:

The other new supporter from the Emerald expansion. It’s an interesting set up card and I’m always glad to see new supporters to create new ideas and combos. And unless I’m wrong it’s the only card in modified that can search the deck for Stadium cards or Supporters, and it can search for both at once, and up to 3 total. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that this card came out with Battle Frontier, and this card has the potential to shift the metagame. Now players don’t have to rely on luck to get stadiums or use Quick Search to find them, which is good since the potentially powerful Battle Frontier shuts down Quick Search. But this card has 2 weaknesses, the first is that since it counts as playing a supporter, one can’t search for a supporter needed that turn and play it, the second problem is one of timing. If this card isn’t gotten early in the game it can be pointless. Many stadium cards are strongest if gotten fast, i.e. the new Battle Frontier or Fire Red/Leaf Green’s Mt. Moon. Some stadium cards do more to lengthen the life of the deck, i.e. Rocket’s Hideout, but generally speaking if Scott isn’t used early it becomes wasted space, or TVR fodder. There’s as much of a chance that later and later in the game you may just pull the stadium or supporter you need without ever getting this card. So while the card it helpful, it does having a glaring weakness, and much how Pidgeot has been more useful the earlier it is gotten in a game, the more useless this card gets later on.

So there are decks that can benefit from this card, especially those helped along by stadiums, and with the increasing number of stadium cards being introduced that is quickly becoming all decks. But as I said, the later this card is drawn the more pointless it becomes. But if it’s comboed correctly, for instance use Magcargo’s Smooth Over to get this early and set yourself up with a few stadiums and maybe a helpful supporter like Briney or Wally so you don’t have to search for them later. Unfortunately you lose the element of surprise since you have to show your opponent, but maybe they will forget by the time you use them.

Final Verdict.

Unlimited 1.5/5 Well since there aren’t really any other cards that do exactly the same thing this card does it could serve some purpose. And there probably are some unlimited decks that could benefit from this, but since supporters aren’t generally used widely in unlimited, it just becomes a card to search for stadiums. Could be helpful in the increasingly popular Vileplume ex decks though.

Modified 3/5 Basically it’s helpful if needed, otherwise it’s useless. If a stadium isn’t integral to your deck then this card probably isn’t either, as specific supporter searching is done better by using a specific supporter and then using VS seeker to get it back.

Limited 2/5 Unless you’re one of those folks lucky enough to get cards to make this card have some use. i.e. getting at least one or more other supporter(s) that aren’t Scott and Battle Frontier than this has no purpose in a limited deck. Of course if you did also pull the other trainer cards specified on this supporter than by all means use it, but based upon my limited experience, getting one supporter is difficult enough.
Travis
Scott
 
Trainer -- Supporter
 
This card is not terribly that good, useful if you need some stadiums or supporters in a hurry to play counter-stadiums to Battler Frontier. Otherwise, it doesn't do much else.
 
Ratings:
 
Modified: 2/5: Once again, useful if you need some stadiums/supporters in a hurry, but not good for much else.
 
Unlimited: 1/5: Even the occasional Chaos gym and such isn't much of a threat here. And not many decks use supporters here anyways.
 
Limited: 1/5: It is rare that you would get any supporters/gyms here anyways, and better to get another supporter or gym than to draw this.
dkates Well, today's card is Scott. A Supporter, Scott allows you to search your deck for up to 3 cards, each of which must be either a Supporter or a Stadium. Unlike yesterday's card, which sounds good but really isn't, this one is better than it sounds at first -- or, at least, it's better than it looked to me at first glance.

You would think that searching your deck for cards you wouldn't get to use that turn would be just asking for trouble. Well, first off, you should get at least one Stadium when you use this card. That way, at least one of the cards you get isn't dead weight for the turn. Add to that the fact that, thanks to Battle Frontier, Pidgeot use is slowly dying down a bit (good riddance, if you ask me), and having a Supporter ready for next turn suddenly looks pretty good.

Yes, you run the risk of the cards you search out being Admin'd back into the deck, but there's not much difference between that and drawing cards you didn't need when you use TV Reporter or Steven's Advice. And let's face it, in this game, even a well-constructed deck is going to have cards that will occasionally be dead weight -- Pokémon you can't play yet, extra Supporters, more Energy than you need, or whatever.

Ratings:
Modified: 3.5/5. I might be underestimating it slightly, but the fact remains that at least 2 of the cards you search out (if you search 3) are going to be dead weight when you get them. If we didn't have Rocket's Admin, this card would probably be 4.5/5.
Unlimited: 1.5/5. Searching out that Chaos Gym or No Removal Gym you wanted sounds good, but Supporters aren't played much here, and Stadium use isn't all that high either. So, there's not going to be much for Scott to search out.
Sonic
Blaster12
 Scott
Supporter (You can only play one Supporter each turn. When you play this, place it next to your Active Pokemon. At the end of your turn, discard it.)

Search your deck for up to 3 cards in any combination of Supporter cards and Stadium cards, show them to your opponent, and put them into your hand. Shuffle your deck afterward.

REVIEW: I don't like this. Not one bit. Not only can they ONLY be Supporters and/or Stadiums, it is a Supporter itself. Therefore, you cannot play anymore that turn.

For the record, you could take a Steven's Advice, Copycat, or any other good Stadium or Supporter I didn't mention. But, you can only play one of those Supporters you chose out of your deck. And you can only have 1 Stadium in play at a time. So, the choices are horrible and limited.

Casual: 0/5(ugh, just use anything else.)

Draft: 0/5(please don't take this card. There is only a slight, slight, slight, slight, SLIGHT of a good Supporter.)

Unlimited: .5/5(There is a chance for a good Supporter. Otherwise, don't include this is in your deck.)

WaRrIoR
Scott
Trainer [Supporter]

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

Search your deck for up to 3 cards in any combination of Supporter cards and Stadium cards, show them to your opponent, and put them into your hand.
Shuffle your deck afterward.

I'm not really fond of this card.I might me completely mistaken in not liking it but searching for Stadiums/Supporters has never been helpful to me.

Modified:2/5
Unlimited:0/5 Base Set Gastly would own this
Draft:4/5 good stuff here
Artwork:1/5....He looks stupid
Scyther21

Scott

 

This card is freakin sweet search for a combo of 3 Supporters and stadium.

You can get out Wally's draw power cards such

As Prof Cozmo T.V reporter for the special decks Team M Team A schemers or rocket's mission.

Or a couple of stadiums Team M and Team A hideout desert Ruins whatever the choice is

yours endless possibilities.

At the pre-release this card saved my butt a couple of times.

 

Advantages.

 

1)      Well get what you want from your supporters to stadiums.

 

Disadvantages.

1)      Supporter so the supporter you get will have to wait

 but the point is you got the supporter you need .

 

Combos.

1)      Get the damage done with dusclops.

 

Overall I give this card a 4.7.

 

            - Scyther 21

Zap
5-13-05: Scott
 
Name: Scott
Type:Supporter
Special Effect(s):You can play only one Supporter card each turn. When you play this card, put it next to your Active Poke'mon. When your turn ends, discard this card.
Effect: Search your deck for up to 3 cards in any combination of Supporter cards and Stadium cards, show them to your opponent, and put them into your hand. Shuffle your deck afterward.
 
    Friday the 13th! Don't let a cat cross your path today! Haha, just kidding. Today's card is one that has some potential. Let's take a look at it:
 
    First of all, let's look at the good qualities of this card. It can effectively thin out your deck by removing 3 cards from it, which is average. Not only that, but it lets you get 3 cards in any combination of Supporters and Stadiums. That's not anything to laugh at.  Stadiums are kind of underplayed, but with the release of Battle Frontier, this card can search for that to turn the game in your favor. Many of the Supporters in this game can change the game effectively for an advantage on your part, so being able to search for them is a plus in my book.
 
    Now, the disadvantages. The first thing that I notice is that it's a Supporter, limiting the use of your other Supporters. What's even worse is that it searches  for Supporters, so you cannot use the Supporters you searched for in the same turn that you use this card, limiting its use.
 
    Overall, a very good card, but has the major drawback of not being able to use the Supporter(s) you searched.
 
    Unlimited- 1.5/5 : Not so good here, because you cannot use the Supporters you searched for in the same turn. In this format, to win relies on speed, so you can't afford to slow down on playing cards.
    Modified- 2/5 : Has its uses, because you can always use the card you received the next turn.
    Limited- 2/5 : Good here, but in the Emerald Set, there are not many Supporters. If used with another set, can be game-breaking.


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