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Pojo's Pokemon Card of the Day

 

Frost Rotom

Rising Rivals

Date Reviewed: 06.18.09

Ratings & Reviews Summary

Modified: 1.75
Limited: 2.00

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

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Meganium45
Once again – a 90 HP Pokemon that may have some uses, certainly more than WASH lol.

With Infernape 4 being more and more popular, there is the temptation to put a water counter into your deck, and what better water counter than a lightning Pokemon that can switch over to a water type? Well, given the strength of these Rotoms, no answer may be better than THIS answer.

3 Retreat Cost. Really? Really? Nothing on this Pokemon is so overpowered to need this big of a disadvantage.

First attack 2 for 10 to each of your opponent’s Pokemon. Once again, a good attack for 1 energy, but not 2. Too many better choices here.

Second attack, 3 for 40 plus 10 more for each energy in the retreat cost. Problem, all the big fire monsters you are worried about (except Magmortar) have small retreat costs. Still, not horrid.

Weakness Dark, resistant Colorless, yeah, yeah…we have seen that before.

Overall…not a great choice.

Modified 2/5

Limited 2/5 Slightly better here, but not really.
Baby Mario
Top 4 UK Nats
Frost Rotom

Well, obviously this is meant to be an Ice Type Pokémon like they have in the video games. Unfortunately, the TCG doesn’t do Ice, so we have another Water Pokémon . . . blah.

PokePower: Frost Shift

Allowing to be able to turn into a water type is great as just like Wash Rotom this card can deal with fire Pokémon like Infernape.

Attack: Hail

Spread attacks can be very effective (but just watch out for Nidoqueen RR, which will just heal off the damage). 10 spread for [C][C] is very expensive, though. Prinplup DP will do the same for a single Energy, and Abomasnow SF can do double the spread for the same cost.

Attack: Crushing Ice

Aaargh, another overpriced, low damage attack. 40 for 3 Energy is terrible these days. Sure, it gets a boost of 10 for each Energy in the defending Pokémon’s Retreat cost, but many popular Pokémon have free retreat (Flygon, Gengar) or have their retreat cost lowered to 0 by Moonlight Stadium (Tyranitar, Dusknoir). At best, you will be hitting for 60-70 for 3, which still isn’t that great.

With a nice, but too expensive first attack, and a second attack that is too expensive without being nice, Frost Rotom is probably the lesser of the two Water Rotoms.

Rating

Modified: 1.5 (Use Wash in a Rotom deck instead)
Limited: 2 (Spread can be quite useful here)


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