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Pojo's Pokemon Card of the Day

 

Milotic δ

EX Dragon Frontiers

 

Date Reviewed: 11.23.06

Ratings & Reviews Summary
Unlimited:
Modified:
Limited:

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
MILOTIC D:
Modified:
Milotic d was definitely one of the overhyped cards from Dragon Frontiers. Although it fits in nicely into decks running the Holon's Castform + Holon Engine, Milotic d is generally inferior to Fearow d.

One small issue with Milotic d is that your opponent can discard supporters they don't need that could help you, preventing you from using their effect. However, one overlooked bonus is the tremendous advantage you gain from seeing your opponent's hand.

In my opinion, Milotic d is about as close to being good, without being good, as a card can be.
Modified: 4/5

Unlimited:
You will rarely catch your opponent with a supporter in their hand. If they do draw one of their few supporters, chances are he or she will play it immediately.
Unlimited: 1/5

Limited:
Just like unlimited, you're not going to catch your opponent with a supporter in their hand. However, 90 HP and an average attack make it playable.
Limited: 3/5
 

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

Milotic d had a lot of hype before Dragon Frontiers was released? Did it live up to it? Not yet, but it's still early in the season :-D. Sharing is a very interesting Poke-Power. Once per a turn, you may look at your opponents hand, and use a supporter from it. This doesnt count as your supporter for the turn either! Seems really good, but it's actually pretty unecessary. Your deck should run smoothly enough with its own supports, and not rely on your opponents. A smart opponent can also empty their hand of "good" supporters, and turn your Milotic into a minimum of 2 wasted spaces.

Unlimited: 1/5

Nobody plays supporters here.

Modified: 3/5

Hard to play around, but still possible. Cursed Stone and Holon Legacy vulnerability make this an average card.

Limited: 2/5

No supporters here, but decent HP and attack.
 

Otaku

Skip straight to the scores and summary for a concise overview.

 

Please note that while I denote δ Delta Species Pokémon by adding a δ to the end of their name, but that said symbol is not actually part of their name for gaming purposes to my understanding.  For example, a “Pokémon δ” can Evolve from or into a non-Pokémon δ, so long as no other rules are being broken.  That is, I can Evolve Dratini δ into a Dark Dragonair, plain Dragonair, of the “Dragonair δ”.  I cannot, however, Evolve a Dark Dragonair into a Dragonite δ or a Dragonair δ into a Dark Dragonite.  Also, two sets names that make things confusing: I will write out EX Holon Phantoms since I want to use HP for Hit Points, and remember, Pokémon δ (Pokémon with δ Delta Species) in their card come from more than just EX Delta Species.

 

Name: Milotic δ

Set: EX Dragon Frontiers

Card#: 5/101

Type: Fire

Stage: Stage 1 (Evolves from Feebas)

HP: 90

Weakness: (L)

Resistance: None

Retreat: CC

Poké-Power: Sharing

Once during your turn (before your attack), you may look at your opponent’s hand.  You may use the effect of a Supporter card you find there as the effect of this power.  (The Supporter card remains in your opponent’s hand.)  You can’t use more than 1 Sharing Poké-Power each turn.  This power can’t be used if Milotic is affected by a Special Condition.

Attack: (RRC) Flare [60]

Name: Feebas δ

Set: EX Dragon Frontiers

Card#: 49/101

Type: Fire

Stage: Basic

HP: 30

Weakness: L

Resistance: None

Retreat: C

Attack: (R) Flail [10x]

Does 10 damage times the number of damage counters on Feebas.

 

Attributes: Milotic is a Stage 1 Fire Pokémon δ.  Being a Pokémon δ and a Fire-type can be really good, but at the same time I suspect that in this case it was to keep this card from getting out of hand.  You see, peeking ahead we see that this card has a snazzy Poké-Power, and since it is Fire, EX Legend Maker Lunatone and the Stadium Holon Legacy can shut down the Poké-Power.  Still, there are some perks: Fire Weakness seems to pop up reasonably frequently and this does let it tap into Pokémon δ support.

 

As a Stage 1, Milotic will need some Attribute bonuses and cost breaks in Abilities since it’s obviously not as easy to get into play as a Basic.  It also means we have to run Feebas in order to get Milotic into play (or into play with access to its Poké-Power if you want to run it in Unlimited).  All Feebas have the same Attributes except for Feebas δ, which is a Fire Pokémon δ.  Unless you are focusing on a Pokémon δ theme, then you should pass it over for the EX Emerald version.  No Feebas has a particularly useful attack, and even if it did, its 30 HP so “useful” just means “something to keep me alive cause I am totally in trouble for having this Pokémon as my Active!”  Even though the EX Emerald Feebas does have the worst attack of the three Modified legal versions, it has a great Poké-Body that keeps it safe from damage either by your own attacks or your opponent’s attacks while on the Bench.  So at least that’s some protection.  Obviously the EX Hidden Legends version, with its ability to attack to Evolve, is the best for Unlimited.  No matter what version, Feebas is indeed a feeble bass and is a definite drawback for Milotic.

 

Milotic does have a good 90 HP for a Stage 1.  It is Lightning Weak, and with the format still so up in the air, I can’t say whether this is good or bad.  No Resistance is lame, as always, and a Retreat Cost of two is manageable.

 

Abilities: Sharing is quite nice.  You can enjoy your things more and show you’re grateful for them by letting others enjoy them as well.  Remember folks, sharing is caring.

 

Oh, wait, I need to discuss the Poké-Power of that name.  Well, this Sharing is most useful: first you get to see your opponent’s hand, which in turn means you can plan your strategies better.  Then if there is a Supporter in their hand you may (so both parts are optional) use the effect of the Supporter as the rest of the effect of this Poké-Power.  Given that most Supporters will prove useful to most decks (though perhaps not optimal enough for everyone to use the exact same line-up) this is indeed a potent advantage.  With some luck, you’ll get a double search, double draw, or a search and a draw option each turn.  You might even gain access to some potent but lesser used Supporter effects, like Mr. Briney’s Compassion to a Pokémon out of trouble.

 

Flare is a nice, straightforward damage attack.  In terms of Energy cost, you paid for 40 damage and instead do 60.  Of course, as a Stage 1 with a single attack 20 extra points of damage is a pretty good bonus.  It’s even better when you think of how useful the Poké-Power is.

 

The attack and Power don’t really enhance one another, but neither do they conflict in anyway.  The one tiny drawback is that since it needs to meet two Fire Energy requirements, you’ll need Double Rainbow Energy or a Holon’s Pokémon to attack in all the non-Fire decks that could use it.

 

Uses and

Combinations: And use it they shall: I already stated this is a phenomenal card to aid in setting up.  Between this, Smooth Over Magcargo, and Porygon2 with Back-Up, we can see that one shouldn’t count Lunarock decks out yet: Milotic should be seen in so many decks, and not everyone will want to use Holon Legacy and Cessation Crystal: neither is a as reliable as such cards once were with Windstorm now able to discard them.

 

Ratings

 

Unlimited: 1.5/5 – Supporter usage is still a bit low here and it’s just so vulnerable.

 

Modified: 4/5 – A great card sure to become the backbone of many decks.  It also encourages more low-supporter decks without making it impossible to rely on Supporters.

 

Limited:  3.75/5 – Here Milotic is being used mostly as a solid attacker who can peak at the opponent’s hand.  You shouldn’t expect to hit a Supporter unless your opponent is surprised by it.

 

Summary

Milotic is now poised to replace the opening most decks have that Quick-search Pidgeot once held, but without being overpowered. It’s better than an unsupported Magcargo on its own and at least equal to Porygon 2.

 


Raichu88
My name is Milotic
I love to share
I can look at your hand
So be aware

Unlimited: There are more Trainers used in this Format. And the attack wel..
you probably won’t use cause of ER and SER.

Rating : 1/5

Modified: Nice here especially his Power it can help you speed up. I mean an extra Holon Mentor or Professor Elm’s Training Method is great. The attack is quite average, sure you cab late game Scramble it to K.O a Metagross DX. But it has a little downside called Feebas. This thing has only 30 HP wich means it gets K.O very easily. Sure you can go for the one from Emerald (It can not be hit on the bench) but if you play an all Delta deck people would rather go for the Delta Feebas cause that will give you an extra card with Holon’s Castform.

Rating : 2.5/5

Limited: Yeah! Your use of Supporters is maximum here and this thing helps you to use more Supporters and it’s attack isn’t too bad here.

Rating : 4/5
 


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