A happy Friday to you readers! I began typing up a
“full” review for today’s Card of the Day,
Plasma Freeze 23/116), but I won’t finish in time.
As such, I am going to condense what I have and
finish up with a much less detailed conclusion than I
prefer, but which some of you might.
[Plasma] is a small Stage 1 Water-Type Pokémon.
Its 90 HP won’t last but it would have to be a
lot higher to make much of a difference, and at this
size at least it is still a legal
Its Metal-Weakness will hurt occasionally, but mostly
because it allows some normally low-damage attacks from
the Metal-Type Pokémon that see play to hit as hard as
most decks already do.
The lack of Resistance isn’t going to make much
of a difference, and the Retreat Cost will normally be
canceled out by the Ability, but considering I would
have wanted a natural free Retreat Cost anyway on
something this fragile, that isn’t a huge celebratory
Freeze Zone is a useful Ability that lowers the Retreat
Cost of Team Plasma Pokémon by two per copy of “Freeze
question how useful it is on a fragile Stage 1 Pokémon,
or in comparison to other cards I could be devoting
similar resources towards, including but not limited to
other proven forms of retreat aid or other Eeveelutions.
Icy Wind costs too much for what it does, but it
is better than nothing.
General Eeveelution decks (which I am not saying are
“competitive) will almost certainly run at least one
copy, but that is practically a given.
Glancing at some of the Spring Battle Roads
results, at least one player placed well with a deck
Glaceon [Plasma], but I don’t have specific details
to know how important or successful the specific usage
such, I am guardedly optimistic that it has at least
The fact that the set contains two versions of
well six other Eeveelutions really boosts this card, and
it aiding in retreating (usually a major part of Limited
tactics) already meant it was nearly a must run.
Other than having a successful [insert big Basic
Pokémon] + Energy deck, the only reasons to skip this
are you didn’t pull an
Eevee or you
didn’t get enough Team Plasma Pokémon to make use of the
Ability and can’t work in
so you can use the attack.
So… feel free to check out
my eBay auctions.
Pojo.com is not responsible for any transactions,
just kind enough to let me link so I can justify
spending time on CotDs.