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Psy Arc

 

Psychic Arceus Lv. 100 - AR7

Arceus

Date Reviewed: 11.19.09

Ratings & Reviews Summary

Modified: 3.25
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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Baby Mario
Top 4 UK Nats

Psychic Arceus, like all Arceus, has just the one attack. Like most of its versions, that attack costs a pretty hefty three Energy, in this case [P][C][C]. For that you get to do 40 damage to your opponent’s active Pokémon and inflict Confusion.

The damage may be sub-par for the cost, but any attack that comes with an auto (non-flippy) Status Condition, is a real bonus. Yes, Confusion is easily played around by simply Retreating or Evolving the affected Pokémon, but it can still buy you a turn, especially if it is used against your opponent’s main attacker when they don’t have an alternative ready on the Bench. It isn’t an attack you will want to use too often, but it is a nice option to have.

The real asset of Psychic Arceus, however, lies in its typing. So many playable Pokémon in this Format have a weakness to Psychic. Most decks will run one or more of the Pixies (Azelf, Uxie, Mesprit), many will tech the Psychic-Weak Nidoqueen RR for its healing ability. Meanwhile, decks featuring Machamp, Gardevoir, and/or Gallade are still seen in the metagame. By using the Omniscient LV X to Level Up Psychic Arceus, you will have access to an attacker that will be able to hit a lot of commonly seen Pokémon for Weakness.

That in itself is enough to make this an automatic inclusion in an Arceus deck.

Rating

Modified (Arceus deck): 3.25 (weak attack, but essential typing)
Limited: 3 (solid HP and harder to escape Confusion here)


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