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Pojo's Pokemon Card of the Day

 

Prinplup Lv. 20

Burger King Promo

Date Reviewed: 07.26.08

Ratings & Reviews Summary

Modified: 3.40
Limited: 4.33

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

07/24/08

 

Name:   Prinplup Lv. 20

Set:   Burger King Promo 

 

HP: (80) - Not bad for something that still needs to evolve.

 

Weakness/Resistance: (Lightning+20/none) - Nothing really to complain about here. Lightning is no real issue right now.

 

Retreat Cost: (1) - Pretty good retreat cost for a stage 1.

 

Attack #1: (W - Aqua Shower) - This is an attack that can combo with many cards. This leads to consideration of putting this without Empoleon in some decks. 10 damage to all of your opponent's Pokemon is great!

 

Attack #2: (WW - Brine) - Definitely combos well with Aqua Shower. You should really use this when you have no other options, though. 

 

Final Card Analysis - I like this card. In my opinion, though, I don't think this is as good as the Majestic Dawn version of Prinplup. BUT, this one can certainly be used on its own to combo with something else besides Empoleon.

 

Modified: If you are using Empoleon, the other Prinplup may be better, but this one can combo well with a lot of cards. (3.5/5)

 

Limited: BENCH DAMAGE!! Nicccce... (4.5/5)

Jigglypuff13 7/24 Prinplup Lv. 20 (BK Promo)
 
We are nearing the end of the BK Promo card this week, and are thus moving on to the 2 best cards of the set. Now, if you've had a look at the picture up the top of the page, you'll notice that #2 is Prinplup, and it truly is a great card. First of all, the HP isn't that great really. 80 on a stage 1 that evolves is average, really. The bottom stats are all average as well, with just a +20 Weakness to Lightning (a type that isn't often played at the moment), no Resistance and 1 Retreat Cost. All of that is very average. However, the attacks are make this card so great. For W, Aqua Shower ends up being it's primary attack, doing 10 to everyone on your opponent's side of the field, which helps so many of today's great spreaders, most notable Empoleon (MD), Omastar (MD) and Bronzong (MD). Those three cards can either add to the spreading or use the spreading to annoy your opponent. No matter what though, it's worth keep Prinplup in play for a while just to use Aqua Shower until it gets KOed. Brine, for WW, isn't exactly a bad attack either. It does 40 to anything so long as it already has a Damage Counter on it. Because it needs the set up, it's more of a finisher attack on 50HP Pokémon, especially those that are going to evolve to Pokémon that aid set-up (Baltoy (GE) springs immediately to mind).
 
This DP/BK Prinplup does have competition from MD though. They have the same bottom stats and HP, so the attacks are going to be the determining factor. First of all, MD Prinplup's attacks need 1 more energy when compared to DP's attacks, which is automatically put it in DP's advantage. Also, the DP one has the better spreading when compared to the MD's one, which can do 50 to the active and 10 to 2 of their bench. However, the MD one has the slightly better targeted sniping, needing less set up, but it does also only do 30 damage instead of Brine's 40. Because of the better spreading, the best Prinplup has to be the DP/BK one, there is just no competition.
 
As for survivability, Prinplup will survive the early turns (which is what it should be doing), but later on, it will be OHKOed by everyone really. However, it is good for activating Scramble energy, since it should get a few good spreads in before it gets KOed.
 
Ratings:
 
Modified: It's the number 1 spreader with Aqua Shower and being able to evolve to Empoleon. While it will mainly be used in Empoleon decks, it could help any spreader really, with Omastar (MD) and also Kabubtops (MD) being able to take advantage of it. If it has 1 weakness, then it's the fact it will loss power as the game goes on, due to only getting one spread in before getting OHKOed, instead of the few it will get in early game, but still, it's fantastic. 3.25/5
 
Limited: It helps here due to the fact it's one of the few cards that can spread and snipe effectively. However, nothing can really take advantage of it's spreading abilities, and while some of the other cards you can get will aid it, you won't get enough of them to really make it's brilliant spreading abilities a focus. Still great here. 3/5
Alazor Prinplup (BK)

Good damage spread, which can be used in Empoleon. Sniping 40 for 2 energy is amazing!
Brine sets up the KOs for later.And it has a nice 80 hp, which is actually a little low, but retreat cost and attacks make up for it.

Modified:  3.5/5 Nice with Empoleon.

Limited: 5/5 Best card you can play in the BK draft along with Manaphy.


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