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Pojo's Pokemon Card of the Day

 

Arcanine ex

EX Legend Maker

 

Date Reviewed: 12.19.06

Ratings & Reviews Summary
Unlimited: 1.25
Modified: 4.16
Limited: 1.25

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


Jason
Klaczynski
"Ness"
2006 World
Champion
ARCANINE EX
Modified:
Evolving from a decent basic, Arcanine ex can put immediate pressure on your

opponent and often runs the table if your opponent can't come up with a response quickly. Overrun is a sick attack, spreading damage quickly, while Flame Swirl is another great addition to it - allowing you to have an answer for when your opponent does get something built. It's Poke-Body is one of the best in the game, allowing you to not have to waste cards on Switch or some other way of dealing special conditions.

Arcanine ex's only significant downside is that you typically end up wasting so many energy attachments on the first Arcanine, it is difficult to build back-up Pokemon.
Modified: 4/5

Unlimited:
Although fast with high HP, you'd rather just be fast. There are other
faster Stage1's to use, like Wigglytuff ex (Hidden Legends), which can abuse
Boost Energy and Double Colorless Energy.

Unlimited: 1.5/5

Limited:
If you get Growlithe, you need to play Arcanine almost regardless of how few

fire Pokemon you have with it. Arcanine is going to be extremely difficult
to knock out in limited, as its damage-removing Poke-Body is going to keep
it in play for a while.

Even without React Energy, Arcanine ex is a beast.

Limited: 4.5/5
 

Alex
"Chuck" Brosseau
5th place Worlds 2006 (Also current "best looking player")
Arcanine ex

Arcanine ex is one of the few good decks that survived the format rotation. Arcanine ex is usually combined with Houndoom UF to make for a fast turn 2 fire deck. 120 HP for a stage 1 is always great, Water weakness is the best weakness to have, Fire Remedy is a very useful Poke-Body, Overrun is great for its cost, and Flame Swirl OHKOs almost anything in the game, especially when it's been set up with a few Overruns. A very solid card.

Unlimited: 1/5

A little slow here, and wont be able to handle Energy Removal.

Modified: 4.5/5

Amazing here. It has all positives, and almost no negatives. I'm very surprised that this deck doesn't see more play.

Limited: 5/5

If you get this thing out, it's gunna win you the game. Everything about this card is amazing here.
 

William
Hung
My reviews and ratings are for Modified only.

Arcanine ex

Modified 4/5 - I think being Fire and dealing superior damage for 3 Energies (100 damage!) is really good. The Poke-Body is nice too - sometimes you can last one more turn, just because you have that 10 extra HP back. However, it is Energy-intensive, and you need some solid back-up options once your first Arcanine ex is KO'd.
 


Muk Man

Today’s Card Of The Day is…Arcanine ex from Legend Maker

This card was one of those ex’s that people had high expectations from. Looking at it, it is very easy to see why. Arcanine ex boasts a stout 120hp. When combined with his poke-body, which is a Built in heal energy, he seems stronger than that. His first attack, overrun, is incredible. 30 damage to the active and 20 to the bench for 1 fire and 1 colorless. So that means with this stage 1 in play turn 2 you’re already setting up your opponent. Then you add another fire energy, and you can flame swirl for 100. You have you choice of discarding 2 fire energy or 1 react energy. Which means as long as you have energy this guy is hitting very hard. The only reason he never saw any game play was because LBS runs Blastoise ex. Or because any water pokemon could easily hurt him.

 

Combos: Anyone who helps get energy… crush draw/Magcargo maybe? 

 

Modified:  4/5 His is a selfish pokemon, he does not like to share his energy which is his biggest downfall.

Limited: 5/5 Misdreveus is the queen here, and she can’t even lay a finger on him, plus you’ll probably overrun for all four prizes

 

 

Current ebay Value: $23.50  (Plus or minus $5 dollars)

 

~Muk Man~

P.S. Jeff Reynolds is the best T.O. EVER!

 

For questions or comments, send an email to Treluv3@Excite.com

 

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Raichu88
My name is Arcanine
When you Attach an Energy
I’ll heal 10 and a Special Condition
With my Fire Remedy

Unlimited: His weakness is devastating here. Cause of all the Blastoise and Suicune Ex Decks.

Rating : 1/5

Modified: This thing is showing his face more and more on Cities. They combine it with Eeveelutions to make one devastating deck. But it also has it’s downside like every deck has.

Arcanine has to Discard 2 Fire or 1 React wich means that using his Flame Swirl too much will leave Arcanine with too less energy and becomes vulnerable. This thing can be good expect to see at at Cities.

Rating : 3/5

Limited: It can hit the Bench and take care of Special Conditions. And it can do 100 damage to take care of hi HP pokemon.

Rating : 3.5/5
 


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