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Pojo's Pokemon Card of the Day

 

Raichu - δ

EX Holon Phantoms

Date Reviewed: 07.24.06

Ratings & Reviews Summary
Unlimited: 1.5
Modified: 1.5
Limited: 2

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


William
Hung
Raichu delta - HP

Modified 4/5 - It's been overlooked until US Nationals and a few people (particularly the Finalists 1st and 2nd place) totally suprised and dominated us. Both attacks are good, but Zzzap is what makes this card broken. There are simply too many decks that cannot be run without Poke-Powers or Poke-Bodies.

 
ninetales
1234

Raichu has no retreat cost, a characteristic that usually comes with evolved Pokémon having less than 80 HP.

 

For one energy of any type, you can do 20 damage to any Pokémon that has a Poké-Power or a Poké-Body. This hurts a variety of decks. “What deck?” you ask? Too many decks to list. DustMuk, DragTrode, LudiCargo, Mynx, MetaNite, LunSol, Rock-Lock, are some of the most Pokémon Power intensive decks. It’s best asking what decks does “Zzzap” not hurt.

 

“Metallic Thunder” is one of the most expensive attacks in the game. Two special energies to do 50 damage- that’s just not good. Fortunately, Raichu benefits from Metal Energy, as it is a metal Pokémon.

 

Unlimited: Instead of making your opponent pay for having Pokémon with Pokémon Powers, why not just shut them off completely? With the new Grimer with “Ascension”, getting Muk [FO] out first turn is not problem. There’s a Pokémon that has the same attack that Raichu has (same effect, same cost, even the same name): Pichu [N1]. Pichu is much more convenient than Raichu. Raichu’s low HP will get it KOed fast, but if you send out a Pichu with a Focus Band, you could “Zzzap” for quite a few turns. 2/5

 

Modified:  There are plenty of non- Pokémon Power intensive decks out there like, Queendom, Shedstall, Scrambled Eggs, ParaFlora, Raichu/Exeggcutor δ, and most Flariados decks. Just hope that you never have to play against any of them. This card gets a 5/5 in a Raichu/Exeggcutor δ deck, but otherwise, it is just average. 3/5

DX-on: 3.1/5

 

Limited: 28% of the Pokémon in this set have Poké-Powers or Poké-Bodies. Raichu could be helpful. However, good luck being able to do “Metallic Thunder”. 3/5

 

Questions/comments/corrections? E-mail: ninetales1234@hotmail.com

 

Raichu88
My name is Raichu
I’m a damage shower
Cause with my Zzzap
I do 20 on Body and Power

Unlimited: Nope Pichu is better to do Zzzap here.

Rating : 1/5

Modified: Could be nice here, although 70HP isn’t to much. You Could put a

Energy Root on Raichu. But doing 20 on Powers and Bodies is nice. And it’s being played together with Exeggutor (HP) wich is a very good deck IMO.

Rating : 3/5

Limited: 70HP, 1 Energy for it’s first attack, free retreat. Sounds good in Limited. ;-)

Rating : 2.5/5
 
Computer Guy Raichu (Delta Species)

This card is absolutely superb in the Modified Format. The 70 HP is low but you can give it an Energy Root. Weakness to fighting is not good but then you have Protective Orb. Raichu played a big part in the deck that won the U.S. Nationals this year. The attacks are very good and can definitely deal out some damage.

Ratings

Unlimited: 2/5
Modified: 5/5
Limited:3/5
 

Joker Boi
Hey Jokerboi Here! AHHHH! My favorite card in the world is being reviewed today I am sorry but most of the cards we are getting seem to be of no intrest to me no offense to the pojostaff but, Raichu Delta is a AMAZING pokemon card. At a first glance it looks like a 70HP rat with no power or body and you are like oh no I like the idea of my Lugia much better. Anyway raichu is amazing purely because of its first attack Zzzap!!! Dont you love that name? Anyway Zzzap allows you to hit every pokemon with a body or power on the feild for 20 damage. Most peoples first thoughts are "It hits my pokemon too thats horrible!" Um if you were to play raichu then of course you would not be playing any pokemon with powers or bodies in the deck but almost every deck that you run up against has power and or bodies so there goes the first amazing use for the card. Next is Raichus second attack Metallic Thunder that can be a t2 40/80 with a doublerainbow OR a 50/90 with all the right energy either way it is a very useful backbone to zap. Raichus weakness isnt so hot but because raichu is a non-ex stage 1 pokemon he can you many tools such as energy root, protective orb, solid rage, and the upcoming Miracle crystal which will REALLY make raichu more playable. Raichu also has a free retreat cost making it really easy to use and save from your opponents attacks and amazingly fun to swarm. Now I have said ALL of these things about raichu and you are probably like okay...Does it win anything? Well, a deck involving Raichu and the equally powerful Exeggcutor delta just did a 13-0 record for the win if I remember correctly so yes Raichu is as good as I say it is. The fact that it is metal AND Delta gives it ALOT more support also.
 
 Rating: Modified 4.5/5 Limited 4/5 Unlimited 3/5
 


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