OK, this may be the quietly most overlooked card in the
This has replaced Ryhperior Level X in my Rhyperior
builds (yeah, I was still using 1 X)
The top stats on this Pokemon, 140 HP weakness to water
+30 are excellent.
Resistance to Lightning is also HUGE.
The attacks, 30+ damage counters for 2 energy make it a
great wall attacker in a Rhyperior deck. Tough to
one-shot, and really punishes whoever comes up against
Combine with the DP Ryperior that rips their deck apart,
and this combo suddenly has some teeth, and is not a
“deck ‘em or lose” type deck.
Yes, I like the Rhyperior. The 2nd attack, 60 for 4, and
discard top 3 cards on a knockout will be very useful,
with upper energy, or double colorless, but really hard
to get out at this point. I can see this thing taking
one hit, maybe 2, but gone after 3. Losing 4 energy
would be really tough.
Still, worth trying out. Odd for a rhyp to have a good 2
energy attack like this.
Modified – 3.5/5 I am going high on this guy.
Limited – 3/5 – if you can get it out, I can see it
taking 2-3 prizes before it goes down. One of the rare
stage 2s I would consider playing in this format!
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Rhyperior is a Pokémon that you see once in a while at
tournaments, mainly because of the powerful potential of
the LV X. It usually turns out to be a little too slow
to really make the top cut, though. Let’s see if this
new version can give this deck a bit of a boost.
Having an HP of 140 is certainly impressive, and means
that Rhyperior can take a hit or two despite a +30
Weakness to the popular Water type. The Lightning
Resistance is very welcome, given the fact that Luxray
GL is everywhere (although that will almost certainly be
targeting a Pokémon on your Bench). The Retreat cost of
four is a pain, but what did you expect?
Rhyperior’s first attack, Raging Drill, is a nice
variation of the common ‘Rage’ attacks that we see on
Pokémon like Golem 4 and Machamp SF. For [F][C], it will
do 30 damage, plus 10 more for each damage counter on
Rhyperior. Given Rhyperior’s high HP, this could be a
cheap, hard-hitting attack to use when you don’t have
the Energy for anything else. There are combos with
cards that cause self-damage (Rainbow Energy, for
example) which can increase Rhyperior’s damage output if
By contrast, Deep Scrap is a very expensive attack at [F][F][C][C]
for a mere 60 damage. It does have a very nice effect,
though: if it KOs the defending Pokémon, you get to
discard the top three cards of their deck. Obviously,
you will be hoping to disrupt your opponent simply by
getting rid of some key cards (especially ones like Rare
Candy,or Team Galactic Inventions which they can’t
recover). The attack can also be used in combination
with other cards which force discards from the deck,
such as Rhyperior DP, Flygon LV X or Absol G LV X which
give you the option of winning by decking out your
Rhyperior SV is certainly a step up from Rhyperior DP in
terms of its attacks, though the deck still struggles to
do really big damage without the LV X and a combo set up
to take advantage of its Hard Crush attack. This, and
the lack of synergy with the LV X means that Rhyperior
decks will still struggle to make an impact in this
Modified: 2.5 (adds something to a Rhyperior deck, but
not enough to make it top tier)
Limited: 3.75 (IF you can get it out, it can be brutal
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