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Pojo's Pokemon Card of the Day

 

Blastoise

Crystal Guardians

 

Date Reviewed: 05.08.07

Ratings & Reviews Summary
Unlimited: 1.25
Modified: 2.40
Limited: 2.83

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
Blastoise

Lightning weakness (matches poorly versus Metanite) and a useful body that's
sadly stopped by Latilock means this guy is weak stuff. At least he gets
some sidekick tech evolutions but then again, aren't there simply better
stage 2s? Yes there are.

2/5

NN
British Nationals
Qualifier
Blastoise

A decent card it's pokebody is alright but it is most likely you would ony get one turn to use it as it requires him to be on quite low health. May have been more effective if the retreat cost was lower.

2.5

Meganium45
PTO - St. Louis
"You must respect my authoitae"
OK, this is not the best blastoise, but when comboed with the Delta Blastoise (fighting) from HP, it makes for a great big pokemon with a lot of HP, and no weakness.

As it stands...too hard to get out, with not enough benefit. As a Pokebody, it self-references, so you cannot put another (Base Set) Blastoise out, get it damaged, and then get +40 damage...sorry.

There are better blastys (even now) in every format but limited.

Unlimited - 1.5/5 Not many good attacks, and you really want to play base blasty here. I can see trying a 1 CG Tech...for...ok, maybe not. More likely a 1 Dela Fighting tech.

Modified - 2/5 Overpriced attack, was not even CONSIDERED in an LBS deck, even when you were able to damage it! Let it go...let it go...Go with Delta and Maybe one of these in a new Blasty deck...

Limited - 3.5/5 If you can get the squirtles and the wartys, this is always a good draftable high HP card in a set with not a lot of lightning threats, and a few fire threats you can douse!

Have fun.

vince
Moza Blastoise CG

He may seem good at first, and you could make a good newbie deck with him, but metanite is just to big right now, and most decks could 2hko him.

He also takes to many energy to do damage

Modified: 1/5

Limited: 3/5
If you can get him out, you pretty much have a win right there.
Greenzan
goose
Blastoise - Crystal Guardians

Hi there =), Today’s COTD is one of the very few usable water pokemon in the modified format. This card is pretty good; it has a power that almost rivals Sizor UF (Maybe a little bit of exaggerating,) a decent HP, and an attack that can be easily abused with some (or lots of) energy acceleration. But, one of the biggest thing killing this guy is Metanite (a deck with Metagross d DS, and Dragonite d DS.) As all of the pokemon in the deck (excluding Holon’s Castform HP) are thunder. This deck also has a few other critical flaws, one being the major effort (and damage) needed to make Blastoise do 110 - 130 per turn. Second, there is no reliable water pokemon that has energy acceleration, meaning you need to run more than one energy type (or have the accelerator pokemon not able to attack,) which means that you have a harder time getting the water energy needed to fuel Blastoise. Dang, this pokemon is a victim of the metagame.

Pros –
Good HP
Can do up to 130 damage!!!

Cons –
Bad weakness
Two retreat
Needs way too much energy
Gets trapped by energy removal
No delta basics

Unlimited – 1/5 This card is an easy prize here, stick with the base Blastoise (which ironically has energy acceleration.) =P

Modified – 2.5/5 Its alright but, was way to many flaws and weaknesses to compensate for.

Limited – 2/5 Sadly not good here either, it needs way to many energy to rune here.

See you tomorrow,

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