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Unlimited - No reason to use this when you have stuff
like Professor Oak, Computer Search, Item Finder, etc.
Modified - This will see play in many modified decks.
You do get 1 less card than you would with Holon Mentor,
but unlike Holon Mentor you don't discard a card, and RR
never becomes a dead card in your hand. If your bench is
filled up you can search for energy, and if your hand is
full of energy you can search for basics. Very
versatile. It almost feels like Holon Transceiver. 4/5
Limited - YES! Pokemon are usually energy specific in
this format, so search your deck for whatever type of
Energy you need, search for the Basic that the Stage 1
in your hand evolves from, whatever. 5/5
Roseanne’s Research SW
Morning all. Today’s COTD is one that threatens the
usage of our old friend Holon Mentor. The effect is
pretty straightforward; get 2 basic pokemon, 2 basic
energies, or 1 basic pokemon and 1 basic energy. A
lot of people are questioning whether they should
use this card in their deck, and I’ll help with that
question. First, how many basic pokemon do you need
on the bench? If you don’t need many, use
Roseanne’s. If you need quite a few, use Mentor.
Second, does your deck have a hard time getting
energies? If it does, use Roseanne’s. If it doesn’t,
use Mentor. And last, question if you want to
discard or not, this may sound like a silly
question, but decks like Infernape, Electrivire, and
such need energies in the discard. If no, use
Roseanne’s. If yes, use Mentor. Whichever you got
2/3 for, you should probably use in your deck.
Basic pokemon OR energies
Less pokemon than Mentor
Unlimited – Bill and Oak rule the trainer world
Modified – Use it if you need it, use Mentor if you
Limited – Basic pokemon or energies??? Yes please!
Ouch, the choice between this and Mentor can be
“Of all the things I’ve lost, I miss my mind the most.”
My name is Roseanne
Search in any
combination of 2
You can choose Pokemon
And I will get them
Unlimited: We have so
many better search cards to choose from.
Rating : 1/5
Modified: Good card,
as it can search for Pokemon and Energy. Too bad it can
only get Basic Pokemon. Still it beats Stone’s Project
but I think Cast Away still rocks because you can get a
Tool, Energy and Supporter.
Rating : 2.5/5
Limited: Good this set
is awesome for Pre-release. Bebe’s and this are the only
cards in the set that can search specifically for
something so yeah always take this one.
Rating : 5/5
Nationals Finalist 2007
Great ball couldn't get exs, Mentor could but at a cost
and not Rayquaza ex, Lanette's got everything but needed
different colours. Dual ball got everything also but was
flippy. Take away all these negatives and you get the
heavily useful effect of Roseanne. The text is not "get
three basic Pokemon" but instead basic energies are
available instead. The advantages are immediate - with a
high energy hand or low energy hand you have balance and
sustainability. With many decks such as Empoleon/Lucario,
decks using Holon energy (Blissey) and decks with low
energy count, this can be a lifesaver.
There's nothing so "wrong" with the card; it will likely
become a staple supporter. Doesn't deserve losing any
marks from me.
Limited: Thinning your deck will help, and the 1
supporter rule should not be a hindrance in this
restrictive format. Might even let you develop lines
quickly where the evolution cards are topdecked. Just
draft it, makes sense. 5/5
Unlimited: There are better choices + omnipresence of
trainer denial + general lack of useful basic energy =
not too useful. In Rain dance, it may help as you can
get your Suicune ex or drop some more waters which is a
little helpful. 1.4/5