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Pojo's Pokémon Card of the Day

 

 Druddigon  

- Plasma Blast

Date Reviewed:
October 18, 2013

Ratings & Reviews Summary

Modified: 1.38
Limited: 1.87

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

Druddigon (Plasma Blast) 

I’ve said it before, but Druddigon is one on my least favourite Generation V Pokémon. It just seems like the colour scheme was chosen by a 5 year old with a short attention span. 

I can’t say I’m a big fan of this card either. 100 HP is solid (but not great) on a non-evolving Basic, the retreat cost of one is good, and the Dragon Typing pretty neutral. However the attacks are a bit too sucky, to be honest. Big Swing costs a Fire Energy and does 40 damage. Not too shabby, you might think, until you read the text and see that it needs TWO coin flips to come up heads before it even works! Surely 40-for-one isn’t so outrageously powerful that they had to give it just a 25% success rate? Shred on the other hand has the usual good effect that this attack always has (unaffected by effects on the defending Pokémon), but the damage output of just 60 for three Energy (one of which must be Water) is just too low. 

This Druddigon is really just a very nerfed version of Rayquaza DRV/DRX, with similar, but very inferior, attacks and less HP. It should never, ever take the place of the older card in any deck. 

Rating 

Modified: 1.25 (rubbish version of another card)

Limited: 1.75 (it’s a fairly big Basic, but even here it lacks speed and power)

Jono Robus Card: Druddigon (Plasma Blast)
 
To end this week of reviews, we have a Druddigon with terrible attacks.
 
This Druddigon is a Basic, Dragon type that is weak to Dragon types, and has 100 HP. It has a Retreat Cost of 1 (nothing outstanding.)
 
...And it becomes more mediocre! It's first attack is Big Swing, doing a nice 40 Damage for 1 Fire Energy... except that you need to flip 2 coins and get no Tails for it to work... not good.
 
 
It's second attack, Shred, isn't good either. It does a weak 60 damage for a costly 1 Water and 2 Colorless Energy, but because you don't apply any effects on the Defending Pokemon, it can get pas Eviolite and DRX Bouffalant's Bouffer Ability, but that is all it is good for in most metagames.
 
Ratings:
 
Modified: 1.5, flippy attack plus costly weak attack... not good at all.
 
Limited: 2, it's a big Basic, but that is the only thing going for it.


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