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Pojo's Pokemon Card of the Day

 

Rampardos Lv.54

Platinum

Date Reviewed: 03.20.09

Ratings & Reviews Summary

Modified: 4.00
Limited: 3.00

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
The hype, the attack…this Pokemon has it all, right? Right??? NO.

The stats on this Pokemon are amazing…130 HP may be average, but combine it with a weakness to grass (becoming less played) and a 1 retreat cost, and you have a Pokemon that most people can work with.

Add to that a Pokebody that doesn’t allow the attack to be affected by RESISTANCE, or ANY OTHER EFFECTS on the defending Pokemon, and this thing screams “I ROCK”. (get it, rock type).

This allows it to carve the little birdies right up (Honchkrow and friends).

Then, you have an attack that is the BROKEN 1 for 80, only drawback is 40 self damage on a knockout. WOW. This is cool.

Finally, a “eh” 2 energy attack for 40 that reduces damage done to Rampardos by 20 until the end of your next turn. (Note THIS includes HEAD SMASH self-damage too!!!).

So, of this godly pokemon, who is in EVERY way superior on this individual card to Kingdra, why isn’t it THE play? Huh? Tell me Meganium45! Enlighten me!!!

OK, one word. FOSSIL. You can’t search for it with ANY supporter except for Fossil Excavator. You can’t use Time Space Distortion, Night Maintenance or Pokemon Rescue to get the Fossils back. You have LESS control then with any other stage 2 decks.

Even more frustrating, if you get “Dialga G Locked”, and are unable to play trainers, then “poof”, you can’t lay down a fossil (which is a trainer until it hits the board).

That is the ONLY weakness to this otherwise 5/5 Pokemon…which means…

The ratings are as follows:

Modified 4.0/5 Great but not broken.

Limited – 3/5 Too hard to get a stage 2 line out, but if you do, then WATCH OUT!

OK, last plug!!! You have to come see me tomorrow at Missouri States in Eureka, MO. The shop is right off the main drag, in the same center as “Dickey Bub” and Subway, which is right behind the Taco Bell..(I want some Taquitos)

If you write “Pojo” on your decklist, there will be a bonus in it for you!

See you SOON!!!!!

Vince


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