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Pojo's Pokémon Card of the Day

 

 Root Fossil Lileep  

- Plasma Blast

Date Reviewed:
October 2, 2013

Ratings & Reviews Summary

Modified: 1.0
Limited: 1.5

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale.
1 being the worst. 
3 ... average.  
5 is the highest rating.

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Combos With: See Below

Baby Mario
2010 UK National
Seniors
Champion

Root Fossil Lileep 

Well . . . what can you say about today’s card? If you want to play Cradily (for League/fun only, please), then you either use this or the flippy Twist Mountain Stadium. 

Until recently, the new Restored mechanic (I bet most still think of them as Fossils) has been impossible to use competitively because it is so unreliable. Playing a Trainer and taking your chance that the Pokémon you need would be in the bottom seven cards was just a very good way of inviting failure on every level because there was no way of making sure it would be there. That’s now changed with the release of Caitlin, a Supporter which allows you to put cards on the bottom of your deck, and Restored Pokémon with the Prehistoric Call Ability which puts the Pokémon on the bottom of the deck if it finds itself in the discard pile. 

This now means that Restored Pokémon are still somewhat demanding and clumsy to use, but running them in a deck isn’t completely out of the question if the reward is big enough (which it hasn’t been so far). Even so, I find it hard to give a decent score to today’s card because it has been part of the worst and least-played Fossil mechanic I’ve ever seen. 

Hopefully they will come up with something better for X/Y. 

Rating 

Modified: 1 (needed better execution from the start)

Limited: 1.5 (small decks make it slightly more usable)


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