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Jermy101 2005 World
Unlimited - Latios is only good for his Poke-Body since its
attacks suck. The only evolved Pokemon with a great
Poke-Body is Vileplume ex, but that's an ex, so I think it's
unusable in this format. 1/5
Modified - Let's see the poke-bodies it stops. Well it stops
Rocklock, so that's good. Shuts down Liability decks, since
they can't finish you off with typhlosion or victreebel's
body. Shuts down Magcargo UF's power, in case you're afraid
of fighting. It makes nidoqueen's body turn off X(. I guess
if you're in a rocklock area you could throw this in with a
Limited - Dive is bad. And Aqua Blast is too expensive. I
don't think it's very good here. 2/5
Unlimited: 1/5 - It can stop some Poke-Bodies by combining
either Latias or Latias ex, but it's not worth the trouble, and
the attacks are not good enough.
Modified: 2/5 - This sounds really harsh, but stopping
Poke-Bodies just doesn't do enough for you. Again, the attacks
are below average.
Limited: 4/5 - Decent Basic with decent attacks - at least
compared to other Basics and in the sealed format in general -
is something I'll take and insert into my deck whenever possible
(at my Prerelease).
The first attack is average. For one energy of any type,
you get to do 10 damage (not as good as drawing a card,
IMO). We have seen this before. The second attack is
nothing out of the ordinary, either.
Its Poke-Body is the reason to play it. There are
hundreds of evolved Pokémon (excluding Pokemon-EX) with
Poke-Bodies (around 170 in Modified, over 450 in
Unlimited). What does its Poke-Body shut down?
-Ninetales and Altaria (Safeguard)
-Arcanine (Extreme Speed)
-Dark Magcargo (Hot Plate)
-Dark Ampharos, (Darkest Impulse) as well as Dark
Tyranitar (Sand Damage) -Houndoom (Lonesome) -Rhydon
(Power Diffusion) -Poliwrath (Spiral or Spiral Swirl)
-Dark Dugtrio (Sinkhole) -Jumpluff (Buffer) -Shedinja
(Empty Shell) -Aerodactyl (Prehistoric Power) -Kabuto
(Ancient Protection) -Giovanni Machamp (Fortitude)
-Haunter (Transparency) -Prevent effects of attacks
Poke-Bodies, like Venemoth (Protective Dust) -Armaldos
Combinations: As to which Latias you should use with
this, I would go with a good attacker (because they
don’t have to be benched in order for you to use the
Poké-Body, and you only need one Dual Aura for it to
work). Use Latias [DS]. If you want use the Poke-Body of
Latias instead, then put Latios [DS] in your deck. All
Latios and Latias (except the ones from DS) have bad
Unlimited: This kills Aerodactyl Rock-Lock, Aerodactyl/Ninjask,
and other Aerodactyl decks. Good against Dark Vileplume
and Houndoom. 3/5
Modified: Plenty of beneficial Poke-Bodies to stop (thats
only a small list). Make sure you put some counter-gyms
in your deck to protect yourself against Giant Stump, (Dont
want to use up two spots on your bench for this when
only 3 spots are available) like a Cursed Stone, or a
Battle Frontier so you can punish them for relying on
Poke-Powers as well. Watch out for Feraligatr EX. 3/5
Limited: Well, Latias is in this set, so you get to use
But, according to set spoilers, there wont be many
Poke-Bodies in this set.
Latios has almost zero value here. 1/5
Like Latias, Latios is a basic with weak attacks and a
bad weakness. A Pidgeot can Clutch this Pokémon for an
easy OHKO. However, if we played Latias/Latios, we
wouldn't use them to attack, but rather to deal with
some hard-to-deal-with Poké-Bodies, like Darkest Impulse
& Sand Damage.
Again though, Battle Frontier would be better off doing
this job. However, in the case that we'd like to play
Pidgeot yet do not want to lose to Rock Lock, Latias &
Latios can definitely help. Worth it? Probably not.
1/5 Unlimited. Too many better cards.
4/5 Limited. Strong basics are always nice when it's
hard to get evolutions.
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