9/18 Regigigas Lv.48 (LA)
Hello, and welcome to a card that somehow managed to be
a theme deck card. if only there was a good reason for
it. First of all, the basics, and the HP (100) is really
good on a basic, so it should be able to survive the odd
hit or 2. And that's where the good points end. Next, we
have a x2 Fighting Weakness, which isn't so good due to
Gallade (SW) (which, admittedly, won't be played too
much any more) and the 2 main new Fighting Pokémon we
got in LA, Gliscor (holo LA) and it's Lv.X (LA) and
Ryhperior Lv.X (LA), all of which will happily get a
OHKO on Regigigas. Next, no Resistance, which is
annoyingly average. Finally, it has a 4 Retreat Cost. 4
Retreat Cost on anything is bad, but it's also bad if
you get a Retreat Cost higher than the highest attack
cost on the card, so the retreat cost is terrible.
Ok, now for Recovery Mechanism, which is maybe an
alright Poké-Body. In this format, removing Special
Conditions is quite a useful Poké-Body since there are a
lot of Special Conditions in this format, mainly from
Gliscor (holo and Lv.X, LA), Bellossom (LA), Vileplume
(LA) and Magnezone Lv.X (LA), which is quite useful
really. However, in order to trigger it, you have to
attach an energy to Regigigas, which isn't so good,
especially if you have 3 or maybe even 4 energies
attached to it (you should have the former, thus you
should be able to use Recovery Mechanism once and not be
a fool for doing so). It's a nice idea, but it won't
work in practice. Gigaton Punch is a rather average
attack as well. CCC for 60 rather average, and the
chance of doing an extra 20 and a 20 snipe isn't that
great either. Basically, it averages out at 80 damage
(70 to the active and a 10 snipe), and thus should 2HKO
most Pokémon, but only if you get at least 1 heads flip.
75% chance of doing so, but it won't always happen.
Combos, and basically, the only combo is with your
Survivability, and it will be 2HKO at worst mainly.
Kingdra (LA) can get a 2HKO from 2 Dragon Pumps (of
which one needs to be fully powered), but 20 snipes will
reduce that number. Luxray (LA) gets a OHKO from a Shock
Bolt. AMU can either use Mesprit Lv.X (LA) to get a OHKO
from Supreme Blast (natch), or can use Zen Blade from
Uxie Lv.x (LA) and then an attack that does 40 damage to
get a 2HKO. Eeveelutions will get a OHKO with 7 energies
in play thanks to Leafeon Lv.X (MD) and Verdant Dance,
but others can get 2HKOs (though Joteon (MD) can get a
OHKO if it discards it's energies and has a Plus
Power/Buck's Training to help it). Skittles needs just 5
different basic energies attached to Ho-Oh (SW) to get a
OHKO, though Togekiss (GE) can get a 2HKO if needs be.
Magnezone Lv.X (LA) gets a 2HKO from Cyber Shock, but
the Paralysis can be cured for no reason what so ever.
Actually, the shocking thing is, if you have a Plus
Power/Buck's Training to help it, then Claydol (GE) can
get a OHKO against Regigigas, which is great fun, if you
are the one attacking with Claydol that is.
Modified: There is no reason to use this card. Even when
Regigigas Lv.X gets released, there will be another
normal Regigigas, and one which is a lot better than
this one. Seriously, this is rubbish, so burn it/bin
it/shoe box it/whatever, because it is completely
useless. If you get one in a pack, sorry, basically. I
wish I could give this a 0/5, but since I'm not allowed
Limited: If you can power this card up, it might be
quite powerful here, and should get a OHKO or 2 here,
and Recovery Mechanism can be useful here since there
will be more Special Conditions here. However, it's
still not good to attach more energies to it than
Heya all you Bug Catchers,
Pokemainiacs, Hikers, Flower Ladies, and Cool Trainer
Girls and Cool Trainer Boys out there!!! Before we get
to today's card, how about a little Pokemon Trivia, ay?
no?! WELL THAT'S TOO BAD I'M DOING IT ANYWAY YOU CAN'T
STOP WHAT YOU CAN'T SEE!!!! Hahh! *sigh*......SO, can
anyone tell me what Pokemon weighs the most? Hmmm? Yes,
that's right, Wailord. And who can tell me what pokemon
that stands on two feet is the tallest? Anyone? YEP, you
got it it's Palkia! But, neither of these pokemon, nor
any other Pokemon that weighs over 1000 pounds or is
taller than thirteen feet is the COLOSSAL POKEMON! Only
REGIGIGAS deserves this honor, and HE is our card for
.........Wait, did my intro to the
card just turn into an episode of Dora the Explorer?
Well, at least it wasn't Blue's
friggin Clues.....and for that matter, looking at that
show and Scooby Doo, do all cartoon dogs have to be
Basic Pokemon: So, Regigigasis a
Basic Pokemon, which is good because he can be grabbed
by Dual Ball (when it comes back into this format) and
Check your card art people. Hanyway, obviously this is a
good thing because you don't need a Phione or a Bebe's
Search to find it easily. The drawback to this is that
sometimes you'l have to start the game with it, and when
you don't have a quick way of putting energy onto it
this can be quite bad.
100 HP: GREAT, and pretty basic now
for a legendary non-evolver.
Recovery Mechanism: ....A good
poke-body, but then again all poke-bodies are helpful
these days. When it's hit with a status, if you don't
have a Warp Point (you dang sure ain't retreating it),
you'll have to use this. Of course, this ability won't
come into play every game, and there will be times
where even when you'd want to use it that energy NEEDS
to go somewhere else. But when you're 'Gigas with two
energy just got put to sleep by a Froslass, and you
missed the flip, you'll be happy this card has that line
Gigaton Punch: The meat and potatoes
of this card. Gigaton Punch is basically a three energy
70 damage attack that does 10 to sumthin' on the bench.
About as good as older Empoleon, a little less than
Manectric, better than Floatzel and yada etc. yada etc.
Bottomline I'd say is this: this attack on basic is
strong as long as you can build it on the bench or
Togekiss the energy onto it as an active. It does enough
damage, and two tails isn't devestating, and two heads
can be for your opponent.
Weakness: WHHHHY?! It has promise,
why dilute it it's not even a LV. X so why 2x. If
they're playing fighting, your screwed. It's a simple as
that, even fighing basics can 2HKO the COLOSSAL pokemon.
Retreat Cost: The only way this will
ever be a good play is if you already had the three
energy attached, had to use Recover Mechanism, and can
retreat for a fully powered whatever. USE THE WARP
Combos: I've actually been eagerly
awaiting this part because I have recently seen a deck
utilizing this card quite well. It used all the Regis (Regice,
Regirock, Registeel, snd Regigigas for the looking-it-up
impaired) teamed up with Togekiss and Pachirisu (to grab
Togepis and the occasional Regi), with Snowpoint Temple,
alot of shuffle-draw supporters to take advantage of the
other Regis Poke-Powers, and a good chunk of Water,
Steel, and Fighting Energy. The deck is actually pretty
strong, with 'Gigas usually being the first hitter,
Regice, providing some good disruption, Regirock being a
quickly powered up about 60 damage a turn hitter, and
Registeel, being a good end game. The deck is clearly
not mainstream, but I would vouch for it's strength.
Modified: 3.5/5 The card isn't game
changing, at least no until it's LV. X comes out. But it
is solid, based in good stats.
Limited: 4/5 It's a pseudo evolution
that can take any energy. Pick it up.
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