Happy Friday, Pojo readers! Today we're going to end
our COTD week by reviewing one of the multiple Victinis
in Noble Victories, specially the Psychic-type #45.
Victini is a Basic Psychic Pokemon. Psychics aren't
all that common nowadays, with only the occasional Mew
Prime or Gothitelle build; however, Mewtwo-EX is going
to see tons of play when it is released in the next set.
60 HP is low but unfortunately common for a non-evolving
Basic, and it should be able to take at least one hit
early-game, but will fall to even weaker attacks when up
against heavy hitters. Psychic Weakness is a problem
against the aforementioned Mew, Gothitelle, and Mewtwo;
no Resistance is no Resistance; and a Retreat Cost of 1
is easily paid if you need to retreat.
Victini only has one attack, V-blast, which deals an
amazing 120 damage for a single Psychic Energy...if you
flip two coins and they're both heads. Normally, V-blast
will work 25% of the time, which is about as unreliable
as you can get in the Pokemon TCG. You can combo it with
Victory Star Victini to re-flip the coins, but unless
you're extremely lucky, chances are you won't end up
doing a whole lot of damage.
Modified: 1/5 Victini's combination of low HP and
luck-based attacks won't find it a place in Modified any
time soon. V-blast is too unreliable to compete even
with Victory Star Victini here. If you want a Basic that
can deal 120 damage consistently, go for Reshiram or
Zekrom. Even though they take more than one Energy, the
consistency factor is much better with the dragons.
Limited: 2/5 Victini can be somewhat useful in
Limited, but only if you also have a Victory Star
Victini. V-blast can easily score a surprise KO if you
can get it off, but once again, with TWO coin flips
having to be heads, the odds are not in your favor.
Combos With: Victory Star Victini