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Pojo's Pokemon Card of the Day

 

Lucky Egg

Arceus

Date Reviewed: 12.17.09

Ratings & Reviews Summary

Modified: 2.13
Limited: 4.13

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

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Baby Mario
Top 4 UK Nats

Lucky Egg

 

Today we are looking at the last of the Tools from the Arceus set. Could this be Chansey’s Egg? The flavour text from Chansey MT does say that it shares its egg with injured people, so maybe it also likes to help out knocked out Pokémon.

 

Lucky Egg is yet another card with a simple, but potentially useful effect. When the Pokémon it is attached to is knocked out by damage, you get to draw until you have seven cards in your hand. As usual, it is worth remembering when this does and doesn’t work. It does work if a Pokémon is KO’d while on the Bench if it takes damage from a sniping or spread attack (such as Infernape 4’s Split Bomb or Tyranitar SF’s Grind). It doesn’t work if the Pokémon is knocked out by a PokePower (Crobat G’s Flash Bite), or attacks that place damage counters (Gengar SF’s Shadow Room), or a Status Condition (Poison or Burn).

 

Being able to draw cards when you lose a Pokémon is a pretty nice bonus. I mean, we all like to use Cynthia’s Feelings in that situation don’t we? Attaching this to a starter Pokémon like Jirachi RR or Sableye SF, which you know won’t last long on the Field, could net you some nice bonus draw after it has helped you to set up. Does this mean the card is good enough to see play though?

 

Well, in practice, players are likely to stick with Claydol and Uxie as more reliable forms of draw which don’t leave you waiting to sacrifice a Pokémon in order to use them. The fact that it doesn’t work in every situation means that Cynthia’s Feelings will often be the superior choice too. It’s not that Lucky Egg is a bad card, it’s just that it won’t often find a place in a deck due to the availability of more immediate and efficient ways of doing the same thing.

 

Rating

 

Modified: 2 (cute, but there are better alternatives)

Limted: 4.25 (any form of draw in limited is gold)

 

Guy

Lucky Egg:

Lucky Egg lets you draw cards until you have seven in your hand when the pokemon it is attached to gets knocked out. This is a card that has yet to see much play in my neck of the woods. Obviously it has its uses, but I could see it only giving you 1-2 cards at times, whereas you can play Uxie at the right time and get more cards situationaly. Besides, the best hand refresh after a knock out is a Cynthia's feelings. Although it would be nice to combo this with a Cynthia's Feelings, I'd say just play Cynthia instead. But it would be nice to draw seven after your Claydol is sniped, but might as well play Unown G or Expert Belt....I mean, it is a prize....is it really worth a few cards? I'm going to say shy away from it.

Modified: 2.25/5
Limited: 4/5 draw power is amazing in limited


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