Charon’s Choice is a unique Supporter from Rising Rivals
which is designed to make Rotom decks work.
What is so unique about it? Well, just for once, it pays
to read the small print on this Supporter. Like all
Supporters, it says: ‘You can play only one Supporter
each turn. When you play this card, put it next to your
Active Pokémon’, but unlike every other Supporter, it
goes on to say ‘When your turn ends, put this card into
your hand instead of discarding it’.
How useful is that? A Supporter that you can re-use
The effect of Charon’s Choice is obviously meant to make
Rotoms a fast deck which can always hit for Weakness, as
it allows you to switch your active Rotom with any Rotom
in your deck. Facing a Fire deck? Go and fetch Wash
Rotom. Having trouble with pesky Grass Pokémon? Just
play your Charon’s Choice and get a Heat Rotom into
play. Allowing you to remove Special Conditions is a
bonus, but unfortunately the damage counters stay, and
this is a real drawback considering the low HP of the
Rotoms. It is important to note that they don’t cover
all types either: many Pokémon are weak to Fighting and
Psychic Pokémon, and sadly these Rotom types don’t exist
(I don’t know what appliances you could use for them . .
. Psychic Crystal Ball Rotom?).
Charon’s Choice is a great card, but not great enough
to make Rotoms anything more than a very difficult to
collect ‘fun’ deck.
Modified: 2 (in a Rotom deck, it gets a 5, but Rotoms
Limited: 1 (it’s a Secret Rare, so no way are you
pulling this AND Rotoms at a Prerelease)