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Pojo's Pokemon Card of the Day

 

Energy Switch

Power Keepers

 

Date Reviewed: 03.07.07

Ratings & Reviews Summary
Unlimited: 1.00
Modified: 1.00
Limited: 2.90

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


Jason
Klaczynski
"Ness"
2006 World
Champion
Energy Switch:

One of the worst trainers in the game. Any combination you could come up with (such as using Blaziken PK's Firestarter Poke-Power, then moving the energy to the active) is not only weak, but not worth the space it takes up. Simply play your energy correctly and you won't need this card.


Modified: 1/5

Computer Guy
Energy Switch.
 
This trainer isn't really worth playing. There are way better trainers to play than this one. Almost useless in the modified format.
 
Ratings
Unlimited: 1/5
Modified: 1/5
Limited: 3/5

Otaku

If you find the review is too long, skip straight to the Ratings and Summary! 

 

Name   : Energy Switch

Set       : EX Power Keepers (Most Recent)

Card#   : 108

Rarity   : Uncommon

Type    : Trainer

Effect Text: Move a basic Energy card attached to 1 of your Pokémon to another of your Pokémon.

 

Energy Switch is an interesting card in search of a use, or rather a deck where its obscure uses can actually be worthwhile enough to bother including.  Given the availability of cards that provide multiple types of Energy, it isn’t going to be worth it to lessen the difficulty of running multiple Energy types.  It doesn’t work on Special Energy, so it can’t be used to save those from being wasted when you had to attach it to a less than ideal candidate during an Energy drought.  In fact, the only use I can really think of is saving Energy that would be discarded by KO on a Pokémon that doesn’t need it anymore for attacking.  For example, take… gee, most examples I was thinking of have rotated out.  And use Special Energies.  Ouch.  Oh well, say you’ve got a Nidorino δ for some reason, and you have been using Horn Drill.  Nidorino δ is about to be KO’d, so you use Energy Switch to save two a Basic Energy and go down using Rage.  This would make you, effectively, one Energy attachment ahead of where you’d be without Energy Switch.  The restrictions just kill it, though.  It’d be great if you could use it on either player’s Pokémon (though that might be too good).  It’s a little better in Limited where you are probably using Basic Energy and such an Energy swing can win the game.

 

Ratings

 

Unlimited: 1/5

Modified: 1.5/5

Limited: 2/5

-Otaku

Koopa Troopa Energy Switch
Modified: This card works best with Ho-oh ex. Moving energy around allows it to hit harder and faster. In most other decks this card might just take up space. 3/5

Unlimited: I don’t even like comparing new trainers to old ones, mostly because they can’t live up to the old broken format of unlimited. 1/5

Limited: This card does quite well in this format. The ability to move basic energies around is great in limited. 4/5

Raichu88
My name is Energy Switch
I can move an Energy
It might come in handy
And I do it for free

Unlimited: There are many cards that can switch energy. And I mean multiple energy.

Rating : 1/5

Modified: Why waste a Deck space. Normally you know wich Pokemon you attach your Energy too. And if you want to save your Energy just use Briney’s Compassion or Super Scoop Up.

Rating : 1/5

Limited: Nice card as you sometimes need an extra Energy attached to another Pokemon.
Energy Switch gives you that opportunity.

Rating : 2.5/5
Alex Bramham  Energy Switch

If it could move special energies, it may be a viable surpise tactic. Even then it would waste deck space. Careful planning of the game ahead gives Energy Switch no use - you shouldn't need to move energies around. Worst trainer in modified.

Modified: 1/5

Anthony C
AKA- The Ft. Laud. Loud Mounth
League Leader
Top 32 Grinder 2004
Worlds 2004 Player
Top 8 FL States 2005
Energy Switch
 
Unlimited- Moving energy around won't prevent them from getting energy removaled. Rating: 1/5

Modified- You can only move around basic energy cards with this card, most good decks in the modified format mainly uses special energy cards.  Rating: 1.5/5
 
Limited- Handy card to have especially if you need a specific kind of energy or another energy to attack with that is currently attached to another pokemon. Rating: 3/5


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