EX Holon Phantoms
You can’t have more than 1 Pokémon* in your deck.
(C) Energy Absorption
your discard pile for an Energy card and attach it to Mewtwo*.
(RLP) Psychic Star [50+]
the Defending Pokémon is an Evolved Pokémon, discard all
Energy attached to Mewtwo* and this attack does 50 damage
plus 50 more damage.
Okay, if this Pokémon* isn’t to be mere binder fodder, it needs
to be quite good: after all, at just a single copy it really
can’t star in the deck unless you include a large amount of
Pokémon recycling cards. It is a Psychic Pokémon, which at the
moment is neither a major advantage nor disadvantage. It has 80
HP, which is pretty nice for a non-Evolving Basic. Psychic
Weakness is to be expected, but isn’t especially crippling at
the moment. Now Resistance, as always I find lame but it is
common enough that this card is disadvantaged by lacking it. A
Retreat Cost of two is a bit high for a Basic, but against isn’t
particularly disadvantageous (or advantageous) right now: you’ll
usually be able to pay it but won’t want to if you can avoid it.
all solid Attributes that won’t make or break this Pokémon.
Energy Absorption is a familiar attack, but this version has
been weakened: it only grabs a single Energy card. That’s not
good. The upside is you can still get ready to use its big
attack in a turn if you can discard an Energy card on said turn
and attach a fresh one the next. Making things worse is that
the attack has a potential discard cost. “Potential” because
you don’t control it. 50 points of damage for three different
Energy Types is really not that fair and 100 and having to
discard all Energy isn’t either. Factoring in this is a
Pokémon*, I have to say this is bad.
If you can easily supply the required Energy, perhaps in a deck
that features one type and already runs Holon’s
Castform or the like, you could include one even though the
damage isn’t great, it is enough to OHKO a Pidgeot, for
example. Still, can’t say I’d recommend it.
1/5 – Better options, like the original Movie Promo Mewtwo
that this appears to be derived from exist… and still aren’t
played a whole lot.
1/5 – Still just not good enough. Even without turning to
Pokémon-ex, there are solid Basic Psychic Pokémon to run, like
some Deoxys and then there’s the new Wobbuffet as
1/5 – As I said in my article, that triple Energy requirement
and not being a Pokémon δ pretty much means that a deck will
have to focus on it, and that means you need good
representatives of at least two of the Energy Types he uses.