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Weezing  Lv. 47

Rising Rivals

Date Reviewed: March 11, 2011

Ratings & Reviews Summary

Modified: 1.13
Limited: 2.50

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
2010 UK National
Seniors
Champion

Weezing (Rising Rivals)

Now that Muk is out of the way, we move on to look at the legal Weezing in the format. Weezing is a bit of an iconic Pokémon, thanks to James in the anime.

Weezing RR is a Stage 1 with a below par 80 HP, a poor Weakness and Retreat cost, and a very interesting PokeBody. Camouflage Gas states that if Weezing is confused when it is Knocked Out, your opponent doesn’t take a Prize card.

That’s all very well, but how do you make sure Weezing is Confused? It’s a pretty rare (and useless) Status condition,so it isn’t going to happen by accident. That’s where Weezing’s first attack, Damage Breakdown comes into play. For one Energy you count the number of damage counters on Weezing, put that many on the Defending Pokémon, and Weezing becomes Confused. Sounds neat, but it’s really no more than a gimmick: with only 80 HP, Weezing will be one-shot more often than not, making it incapable of inflicting damage. Although it will deny your opponent a Prize, that’s only going to delay the inevitable as you won’t be able to swarm and stall with all your Weezings for more than a few turns. Once they are gone, you will have to find some other method of attacking so . . . why not just do that in the first place? Your second option with Weezing is to use Smog. It’s a cheap attack, doing 20 damage plus Poison for just a single Psychic Energy but . . . well, it won’t exactly strike fear into any opponent.

In the end, all this Weezing has to offer is . . . weirdness. It can stall a bit, but with a pitiful damage output, and so many ways to play around the PokeBody (Dialga G LV X, Warp Point/Bright Look plus Garchomp C snipe), it’s nowhere near competitive.

Rating

Modified:1.25 (Useless gimmick card that’s not even fun to play)

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3/10/11: Weezing(Rising Rivals)
 
Weezing RR, I am disappointed in you.
 
Look at you. You're basically a floating cloud of poison. You should be poisoning people! And yet what status effect do you choose to exploit? That's right, Confusion. On Poison week, no less. Yeah, Smog causes Poison, but given that your Poke-Body and 1st attack have to do with Confusion, it's pretty clear which status effect you're siding with.
 
Yeah, there's a combo with Confusing itself and preventing your opponent from drawing prizes, but frankly, the combos are really bad for reasons I'm sure someone else will explain. My personal reason for why it's a bad combo is because it isn't Poison. For shame, Weezing.
 
Modified: 1/5
Limited:2/5(Smog is...decent?)


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