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Pojo's Pokemon Card of the Day

 

Lapras Lv. 47

Diamond & Pearl
Great Encounters

Date Reviewed: 02.28.08

Ratings & Reviews Summary

Modified: 4.25
Limited: 3.75

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

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Jermy101
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Lapras

Modified - Well, it looks decent. It's a Castaway in an attack. Unlike Stantler, Lapras can also fetch a Pokemon Tool and basic Energy card, but the attack isn't energyless, so that's not very cool. Is Lapras a better starter than Pachirisu or Stantler? I don't think so. But it's good. 4/5

Limited - Most of the time Carry In will only get you an energy, since supporters and tools are hard to come by here. But it has decent HP for a basic so you can send Lapras active to fetch whatever basic energy you need while you wait for him to die. 3/5
Arbok14
Hello everyone, sorry about my absence the past few days, I was on a little vacation. Well, I'm back now and today we review the Loch Ness Monster. Lapras, I mean.

Name: Lapras Lv. 47
Set: Great Encounters
Rarity: Rare

Analysis: OK, I don't see this being used other than for its damage attack, 'Wave Splash'. I mean it sounds so lethal, right? I think I am going to put five or six in my deck for states.

(Uhoh, I think Arbok has lost his mind. How sad... Somebody should help him.)

Hey, I'm just kidding, haha. I seriously don't understand why Lapras is always so underpowered. 20 damage for two energy? Come on, this thing looks like a sea monster. Oh well, anyway, I do like its first attack, 'Carry In', which essentially is a Castaway. For one water energy, 'Carry In' fetches any 1 supporter, 1 basic energy card, and 1 Pokemon Tool from your deck. This is very useful and a step up from most of the starters out there. Unfortunately, its specific energy requirement will really restrict it to a point where it won't be in many decks outside of water ones. Seriously though, I believe you should play this guy as your starter if you run a water deck. The expected popularity of Pachirisu hurts i
(because of weakness, Pachirisu does 30 damage to it), but it will be able to stay a few turns because it does have 80 HP, and Pachirisu will take a few turns to fill the bench before it will want to attack. A big plus is Lapras' low retreat cost (Seriously, only 1? Look at it! 2 or 3 is more reasonable). It would not be wise to use it to attack, I would suggest using it for Carry In until it is knocked out. Turn 1, grab a Holon Mentor. Turn 2, grab a Celio's Network. Really, it can get you whatever you need. Great for countering Absol (though I expect it to be less popular with the Claydol around). I really do like Lapras, play it if you play water!

Modified: In general, not fantastic because it requires specific energy, which is not good for a supposed starter. However, it is great for its color, which is water. And with Magmortar lurking seemingly everywhere, water is not a bad deck choice. (4.5/5)

Limited: Not a bad starter at all. Get more energy and the supporters and tools your were lucky enough to

pull. Energy-specific is not good... (3/5)

Greenzan
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Lapras Lv.47 GE

Hey, today’s COTD is one that misses being a great starter by one (W) energy, yep, one (W) energy need less and it would be everywhere. The HP is great, 80 on a starter is quite a bit even with the new higher HP starters. Carry in is the only reason this card will see play, for one (W) search your deck for an energy, supporter, and a poke-tool. That’s like a castaway on an attack right there, if only it cost (C) instead of (W)… The second attack is only used for last resort (Or against Magmar I guess.) Nice retreat cost of one (Which is good for the usually heavier Lapras,) and a weakness of (L) that isn’t much of a bother as long as Gallade sees play.

Pros –
Nice HP
Castaway on an attack!
Great for a water deck starter

Cons –
Only useable for water decks!
Needs to have (C) instead of (W) for the first attack

Modified – Great in water decks sucks elsewhere. 4.5/5

Limited – As long as you have some water energy in your deck use it! 5/5

Wow, almost done with the week already,

“What?! Unbelievable! I picked the wrong Pokémon! I'll make my Pokémon fight to toughen it up! Smell ya’ Later”

Michael from Denmark

2 worlds and 4 national finals.

Lapras lv 47

 

This have potential as a powerfull starter especially if you already play a water deck. I belive that I may be good in the right places but overall I believe this is going to be outshined of cards like stantler (0-cost) and pachiritsu (well you know why…..)

Maybe in gatr decks as the does not really need the energy attachment, does often already play stantler, and can use the ekstra energy you get the chance to get. Grabing a amulet coin may be usefull but if you do look uot for pachiritsu.

 

Modified 3

Limited 2


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