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Pojo's Pokemon Card of the Day

 

Fire Arceus Lv. 100

Arceus

Date Reviewed: 11.08.09

Ratings & Reviews Summary

Modified: 3.68
Limited: 3.15

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
80 HP fire type weak to water, 1 retreat…all sounds pretty good for now!

Fire type will make it VERY effective against all of the big grass decks we expect to see!

Then the attack, 80 for 3, discard energy only on a tails…not bad, not bad at all. My goodness a decent attack!

You don’t even discard ALL your energy, only 2!!!

So, we may have a playable arceus, assuming you can get it powered up…you can, right?

Ratings…

Modified…3.5/5 Good, but not great. Still better than average.

Limited…3.5/5 80 damage is huge here. If you hit the heads, you are ROLLIN on…bad news is that water is bigger here!

Good luck!

VINCE
Baby Mario
Top 4 UK Nats
Arceus – Fire Type

Ah . . . now this is one of the heavy-hitters to call upon with your LV X!

Mid-range HP of 80, acceptable Retreat Cost, worrying Water Weakness (with Kingdra, Palkia G, and Gyarados all hovering around the Format), but the LV X takes care of that problem.

The attack, Bright Flame, does a pretty good 80 damage for [R][C][C]. Remember that with Arceus decks, you should always be aiming to hit for Weakness, which would increase the attack damage considerably, depending on the Defending Pokémon. The usual Energy discard downside that we expect from big Fire attacks (see Charizard, Blaziken, Infernape) is present, but at least the double discard is on a coin flip, and Arceus decks shouldn’t have too many problems with it anyway, given the deck’s ability to manipulate its Energy attachments with the Ultimate Zone Stadium.

The Weakness coverage that the Fire type provides is mediocre at the moment. Dialga G decks have been pushed out of the metagame somewhat due to the popularity of Infernape 4 and Blaziken FB, while the big, slow Metal and Grass Pokémon that are typically weak to Fire (Magnezone, Torterra) have all but disappeared. If the new Tangrowth and/or Sceptile see some play, and Dialga G creeps into tournaments again, then this aspect of Fire Arceus will become more important. For now it can justify its places in the deck on account of its superior damage output.

Rating

Modified (Arceus Deck): 3.75 (the necessary big-hitter for the deck)
Limited: 2.75 (slow, and tails flips hurt, but good damage and HP for a Basic)


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