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Pojo's Pokemon Card of the Day

 

Voltorb Lv. 33

Stormfront

Date Reviewed: 12.20.08

Ratings & Reviews Summary

Modified: 1.50
Limited: 2.33

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

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Arbok14
12/19/08

Welcome to Pojo for a very special COTD. This is our very first COTD for a Voltorb!

Name: Voltorb Lv. 33 (Shining)
Set: Stormfront
Rarity: Ultra Rare

HP: (60) - This is pretty standard for a Basic, plus it is good that it will still evolve.

Weakness/Resistance: (Fighting+10/Metal-20) - Weakness is OK, watch out for Machamp, blah blah blah. Resistance is nice on everything.

Retreat Cost: (1) - Again, pretty standard for a basic. Not a lot get high or no retreat.

Attack #1: (C - Fastball) - This attack would be good, but it relies on a coin flip. And I don't like that.

Attack #2: (L - Charge Beam) - This is its best attack, especially since you want an Electrode once it has 2 energy on it. This is a nice energy accelerator.

Attack #3: (LC - Thundershock) - This is OK, but not great. You should have an Electrode by now.

Final Analysis: This Voltorb is cool and rare, but that does not make it better than the other Voltorb. Any of the others are toss-ups, but I'd say this one is lower than both of the others offered in this set.

Modified: Obviously use it with Electrode, but I think there are better options. (1.5/5)

Limited: If you get it here, use it, because you are lucky! Show it off! (3/5)
Jigglypuff13

12/19 Voltorb Lv.33 SH3 (SF)

 

Hello, and welcome to the end of the week, and we have something very special for today, Voltorb... hold on, Voltorb? That can't be right can it? Surely Pojo meant to send Electrode in the e-mail rather than Voltorb didn't he? *Goes to check e-mail* Huh, so it is Voltorb today. Of course, we aren't reviewing a normal one today, but the very special shiny one. I'm still trying to figure out why we are reviewing this card, but, oh well, and onto the basics. First of all it has 60 HP, which for the basic of a Pokémon that's still to evolve is pretty good really, but won't really help protect against any donks since Machamp (SF) and Kingdra (LA), the two main donkers, will still donk this Voltorb. +10 Fighting Weakness is annoying against Machamp, but that will just Take Out Voltorb instead for a OHO, so who cares about that? -20 Metal Resistance is pointless as well since Magnezone decks will just plonk 3 Metals onto the DP Magnezone for a OHKO even with Resistance. 1 Retreat Cost is to be expected.

 

Attacks now, and first of all Fastball, which is essentially a 10 snipe for C on average. However, it can't be a 10 snipe since it's always either a 20 snipe or no snipe. Felling lucky? This might be your attack then. For the rest of use, just stay away from it. Charge Beam is alright, 10 for L and getting an L back from your discard. However, since you only really want to be attacking with this card early game before you get Electrode out, and the earlier in the game it is, the less likely you are to have Lightnings in your discard, it might be quite tough to use the effect effectively. Finally, Thunder Shock, which is fairly standard really. LC for 20 and 50% chance of Paraylsis is all pretty average.

 

Combos, and, well, just use it if your are using Electrode, and even then, I think there are better Voltorbs to use, there are 2 or 3 others to choose from!

 

Ratings:

 

Modified: Using Electrode and want something extra special in the in the deck? This is your Voltorb then! Are you sane and using Electrode? Go with one of the Voltorbs then. Probably the SW one really. Are you not using Electrode (like most people)? Don't use any Voltorb then. Man this is a pointless card for a player. 1/5

 

Limited: It's useless here are well (though a 20 snipe can be nice). However, I'm going to give it more than a 1 since it's nice to get any sort of a special card here, and then provides good trade bait to a collector. 2/5

 

Meganium45
We have waited years, and THIS is the Voltorb we get to review? Bleh.

60 HP good. Shinings should get more.

Flip for 20 not good…

1 for 10 damage and search your DISCARD for an energy…NOOOO, if it was deck this would have been a GREAT card, allowing the turn 2 Electrode like the old Mewtrick Decks… BUT NOOO, discard is blechy…and ruins this card.

2 for 20 flip to paralyze is bleh…

1 retreat could have been taken away.

+10 weakness to fighting is OK, resistance to metal is who cares at this time.

Overall, one of the better voltorbs, which, I guess is better than being the best Bidoof LOL.

Ratings…if you are playing Electrode…I weep (sorry Jimmy)

Modified 2/5

Limited 2/5

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Vince
 


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