#53/114 (Black and White)
In almost every single case, evolving Stage 1s are
something that you would rather skip over with Rare
Candy than see hit the table. With Broken Time-Space
rotating out, and Rare Candy somewhat
nerfed by the new Black and
White rules, it’s just possible that we will see a few
more of these cards, even if they are just sitting on
the bench, waiting to evolve.
I guess Whirlipede is as
capable as any other Stage 1 of doing that job. The 90
HP is acceptable, though not as impressively high as
Venipede’s. At least the
Retreat cost isn’t increased.
attacks are nothing special either. 20 damage and
auto-Poison for [P][C] isn’t
the worst thing in the world, and would do if you had
nothing better. Rollout’s 50 vanilla damage for [P][C][C]
is the kind of attack that gives you an incentive to get
the Staage 2 out faster.
Really, Whirlipede, like 99%
of all evolving Stage 1s is just a means to an end. It
doesn’t add anything to a Scolipede
deck, but it isn’t any more of a liability than these
cards usually are.
Modified (HGSS-on) 1.5 (Adequate in a
Limited: 2 (the first attack is reasonable here)