Who says Pokémon are running out of ideas when it comes
to naming new Pocket Monsters? Not me.
Beheeyem (for B.E.M. –
Bug-Eyed Monster) is a lot more imaginative than ‘Geodude’,
that’s for sure.
The card is pretty interesting too. Yeah it’s a low HP
Stage 1 (with a nice Call for Family Basic though), and
yes, Psychic Weakness does put a big fat
Mewtwo-shaped target on its
back. The single Retreat cost is ok though . . . I
What makes Beheeyem
interesting certainly isn’t its second attack.
Psybeam is poor value at [P][C][C]
for 40 damage and Confusion (the weakest of the Status
Conditions) and will almost never be used, it’s a bit of
a filler attack to be honest. Nope, the thing that grabs
our attention is Brain Control which, for a single
Psychic Energy gives you a look at your opponent’s hand.
Then you get to choose a card from there and put it on
the bottom of their deck.
By itself, it gives you a potential heads up on your
opponent’s strategy and causes them some mild annoyance.
In conjunction with other hand disruption cards though,
such as Weavile UD, N,
Judge, and Team Rocket’s Trickery . . . well, you could
have some fun. Nothing competitive exactly, but maybe a
deck you could amuse yourself with at League by trying
out a different strategy. Not every card in a set can be
a Mewtwo-style format
breaker. Beheeyem offers
something outside the face-smashing norm of the format,
and for that reason, even though I would never take it
to a tournament, I quite like it.
Modified: 2 (different enough to justify its existence)
Limited: 2 (eh, you’re better off just attacking. Your
opponent will likely just play anything worthwhile