Unlimited - Pretty bad. If you want to do consistent
OHKOs, use Suicune ex and Blastoise. 1/5
Modified - This card has potential. Sonic Blade
followed by a Psychic Cut equals a 2 hit KO on any
pokemon in the game. Sonic Blade can be powered up by a
single DRE, and since the attack places counters instead
of doing damage, DRE doesn't reduce its effect. You can
easily get 2-3 OHKOs off of Psychic Cut before all your
prizes are flipped. Gallade is Fighting type which is
bad news for Blissey. Psychic Pokemon are few and far
between so the weakness isn't bad. 4/5
Limited - Could be tough to get out, being that it's a
Stage 2 and all. If you're lucky enough to get a couple
Ralts and Kirlia, throw this in. 3/5
Gallade, Lv. 55
Sonic Blade and Psychic Cut (? and 60+)
weakness to psychic +30
resistance to nothing :-(
ok, gallade. first I have to say I hate the art. that is
all. just kidding.
the HP is as of now, the highest it can be for non-ex
pokemon. this is pretty good. moving on.
Sonic blade is reasonable for two energies, but if it
psychic cut is the attack I'd use this for. basically,
you can add 120 damage in different amounts at anytime.
you can score a OHKO on anything, but right now theres
no way to flip them back down. if there was this would
be sick. right now it can score at least one OHKO, maybe
two on 120 HP things. all in all, I like this better
than sonic blade.
retreat is good, two is quite reasonable. weakness is
getting worse, as they are making a lot of formerly
poison pokes to psychic type, instead of grass type.
hopefully psychic cut will be able to help there.
resistance is to nothing, not to hot about that.
resistance needs to be on more cards. It's a critical
part of the in-game experience, and needs to be
integrated into the game more.
Unlimited: 2/5 I see some hope here
Modified: 3.5/5 guaranteed OHKO on everything.
Limited: 4/5 as above
Today we have a new
pokemon from the Diamond and Pearl games, in his very
first card appearance. Gallade, a psychic/fighting
pokemon that shares an evolution line with Gardevoir.
130HP is good for a stage 2, the +30 weakness is rough,
but it is a stage 2 after all, so you can't expect much
less. No resistance, ouch. Retreat cost 2.....average.
The attacks are slightly different than anything we have
seen before. Sonic Blade does damage counters up to 50hp
remaining. Sounds great in theory, 100 damage to an EX
something or another, 80 to a Blissey. But in reality,
once the attack is used, the party is over. A little
basic pokemon will only take 10-20 damage, only evolved,
full life pokemon take serious damage from the first
attack. And then, the pokemon is switched AFTER damage.
And your opponent chooses the benched pokemon that comes
Now you are stuck with something with too much hp
remaining on the bench. It won't take enough from Drag
Off for a KO, and unless it has a PokePower, Rayquaza EX
won't be much sniping help either.
The second attack is a little better. Standard 60 damage
for 3 energy. I tell my kids at league that roughly 20
damage per energy card. That can change depending on
what else the attack does (special conditions, coin flip
for extra damage, etc.) So 60 for 3 is fairly standard.
The extra damage by turning up prizes is a cool effect.
Up the damage to 100 for the OHKO by flipping over two
prizes, then pick one up knowing what you are getting.
Sadly, after the 6 prizes have been flipped, the damage
stacking is over for the whole game.
This card is a early game attacker obviously, but with
lame attacks, it may not see much play. With the
exception of Gardevoir EX delta players slamming 1 in in
hopes of getting to Blissey before the Holon FF does.
Unlimited: 1 NO reason to play this card in this
Modified: 2.5 Maybe there is something in another DP
set that makes this card useful, but right now, its just
an inconsistent 130hp stage 2 cannon fodder pokemon.
Limited: 2 Low HP mostly stage 1 decks are common in
this format, too much work for too little damage.
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