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Pojo's Pokemon Card of the Day

 

Mewtwo

EX Holon Phantoms

 

Date Reviewed: 05.01.06

Ratings & Reviews Summary
Unlimited: 1
Modified: 1
Limited: 1

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


Otaku

Name: Mewtwo*

Set: EX Holon Phantoms

Card#: 103/110

Rarity: Pokémon*

Type: Psychic

Stage: Basic

HP: 80

Weakness: Psychic

Resistance: None

Retreat: CC

Pokémon* Rule: You can’t have more than 1 Pokémon* in your deck.

Attack#1: (C) Energy Absorption

Search your discard pile for an Energy card and attach it to Mewtwo*.

Attack#2: (RLP) Psychic Star [50+]

If the Defending Pokémon is an Evolved Pokémon, discard all Energy attached to Mewtwo* and this attack does 50 damage plus 50 more damage.

 

Attributes: 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 in all solid Attributes that won’t make or break this Pokémon.

 

Abilities: 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.

 

Uses and

Combinations: 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.

 

Ratings

 

Unlimited: 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.

 

Modified: 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 well…

 

Limited: 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.

 

Summary

Another underpowered Pokémon*.

 

-Otaku

 


William
Hung
Reviews are ratings are for Modified only.

Mewtwo* - 1/5 - It's a nice collectible, but a 100 damage isn't enough - considering the attack cost. 50 on Basics isn't too hot either.


Kevin89
It's a very special day today.
My 17th bday!! *grats to me*

o yea. mewtwo*
Not really the best birthday gift, but I'd take it because of it's value.

Unlimited:
ridiculous here, Big basics are still seen here, and how do you get 3 different type of energy on a basic pokemon? it's really not worth it here.
1/5

Modified:
it needs a psychic energy, a fire energy, and a lightning energy to do 100 and start all over again afterwards. this sucks dude, come on.
1/5

Limited;
Basic killer, I've seen it work with aerodactyl. pretty fun but the usual stage 1's are much better.
2.5/5
 


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