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Pojo's Pokemon Card of the Day

 

Swalot

EX Crystal Guardians

 

Date Reviewed: 09.21.06

Ratings & Reviews Summary
Unlimited: 4
Modified: 2.7
Limited: 4.5

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


William
Hung
My reviews are ratings are for Modified only.

Swalot CG

Modified 2/5 - I look at this card, and I can't help comparing it tot Ariados. However, its Reactive Posion attack costs 3 Energies, 1 Grass and 2 Colorless. In addition, you cannot manipulate your opponent's Bench, like Ariados can. Finally, 80 HP is not that big a difference to 70 HP.

I say that even though in the long run you can deal slightly more damage with Swalot CG (such as 90 for 3 Energies), you're much better off with Ariados that can deal slightly less damage with 1 Grass Energy.

Don't forget, if you choose Swalot CG, Double Rainbow is almost mandatory, reducing your overall attack damage.
 

Computer Guy Swalot from Ex Crystal Guardians.

This is a very interesting pokemon because it's first attack with double rainbow first turn is awesome. This pokemon will defanitely see some play.

Unlimited: 4/5
Modified: 3.5/5
Limited: 5/5
 

Muk Man
Today’s Card Of The Day is…Swalot from Crystal Guardians. The poor-mans Flaridos. Of course it has a higher hp than Aridos, and it can inflict all of the status conditions in the game, but its reactive poison has been watered down with a higher energy cost. Aridos appeal is the ability to control the bench. Also Psychic weakness is not a good weakness to have right now with all the purple threat out and coming in future sets. Maybe for fun in a draft, but leave this guy in the binder.

Combos: Self-supportive, but he works well with anyone who can cause status conditions, Flareon ex, or Dunsparce for a quick 70 damage

Modified: 2/5 Bad weakness and expensive attacks is not a good combination.

Limited: 4/5 if he lasts long enough he can cause major damage

Current ebay Value: $2.00 (plus or minus $.75 cent)
~Muk Man~
 


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