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Pojo's Pokemon Card of the Day

 

Torterra lv 45

Diamond & Pearl

 

Date Reviewed: 05.21.07

Ratings & Reviews Summary
Unlimited: 1.50
Modified: 2.00
Limited: 4.25

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


Alex Bramham

Top 8
UK Nationals
2006
Torterra L45

The HP is great and he gets an energy accelerator in the form of Exeggutor in the upcoming Mystery of the Lake set. The 4 retreat cost basically means he must be run with switch/warp point, something you're likely to run with Eggs - so he never needs an energy attachment and you can get grass energy on your pokémon ASAP with Synthesis. Sceptile POP4 + Dragonite ex are far superior choices, as Torterra can escape fire weakness. A buffer piece/pressure system stadium would come in handy for Dragonite ex to escape the OHKO from Blaziken. Overall, there simply isn't a place for the terror-tortoise in your deck!

2/5
Koopa-Troopa Torterra Lvl.45

Unlimited: Not very good here, the attacks are too costly for what they do. 2/5

Modified: A little better, the hp is good, and you can combo with Venusaur CG and boost to hit faster. 3/5

Limited: If you can pull it off then go for it. 4/5

NN
British Nationals
Qualifier
His hp very good, but his retreat costs and attack costs are quite high, leaf storm could be good in the right kind of deck but the cost is still quite high and you also have to bare in mind that once you have him out, unless u got somthin like switch or warp energy, he ain't coming back on the bench.

Modified: 1.5

Greenzan
goose
Torterra Lv.45 Diamond & Pearl

Happy Monday =), hope you had a good weekend. Alright, now onto the COTD. Torterra is the last evolvement of the grass starter pokemon Turtwig from D&P. It is a little disappointing, for 3 colorless energy you get 30 damage and 50/50 chance of paralyzing. And the second attack is 60 damage and 20 healed from all of your grass pokemon for 2 grass energies and 2 colorless. Even though he does have 140 HP, it can only protect him for so long. He does have a Pokemon Lv. X though.

Pros –
Great HP
Pokemon Lv. X

Cons –
Bad attacks
No delta basic
Massive retreat

Unlimited – This guy is horrible here, slow can’t O.H.K.O much, and Massive retreat. I’d give it lower if I could. 1/5

Modified – He’s bad here too, still to slow, and the weak attacks kill him. I give him .5 for the pokemon Lv. X 1.5/5

Limited – This guy is built for this format, High HP, Healing attack, and can O.H.K.O basics. Too bad he’s almost impossible to get out. 4.5/5

Bye,

“Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a good reason.”

Meganium45
PTO - St. Louis
"You must respect my authoitae"
torterra lv45

Not it's gust of wind LVL X bretheren, but we will give it a look.

140 HP for a stage 2 jumps out. Not bad.

Fire weakness +30 is acceptable too. It will go down in a hit to Infrenape, basically if Infernape has put ANY damage on the lower stages.

3 for 30 and a paralyze flip is too expensive.

4 for 60 and remove 2 from each grass pokemon, including Torterra, could be pretty OK, but like most Grass Pokemon, not enough firepower to go long haul.

4 Retreat cost..you would hope for more power with a 4 retreat cost!

Shame is, it probably has the best starter of the 3 with Turtwig going free attack for 10, or 1 energy for 20!

The LVL X Torterra is pretty nice, with a Gust of Wind if you are losing...but how can you not be losing with this card?

I am not a big fan...I am sure I will be proven wrong. In the age of the fire monkey, this thing appears to be potentially slightly charred at all times.

Unlimited...Ha...HAHAHA...no, 1/5

Modified...once again...i will be proven wrong, but in my mind the weakest of the 3...2.0/5

Limited...if you can get him out, any stage 2 will break games. Go ahead and draft him, or counter draft him...3/5

Thanks...999 and counting!


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