Pojo's Pokemon news, tips, strategies and more!

Pikachu Anatomy

Pokemon Home

Pokedex

Price Guide Set List

Message Board

Pokemon GO Tips

Pokemon News

Polls & Trivia

Featured Articles


Trading Card Game
- Price Guide
- Price Guide
- Card of the Day
- Professional Grading
- Killer Deck Reports
- Deck Garage
- William Hung
- Jason Klaczynski
- Jeremy's Deck Garage
- Johnny Blaze's Banter
- TCG Strategies
- Rulings Help
- Apprentice & Patch
- Apprentice League
- Spoilers & Translations
- Official Rules
- Featured Event Reports
- Top of the World
- An X-Act Science
- Error Cards
- Printable Checklist
- Places to Play


Nintendo Tips
- Red/Blue
- Yellow
- Gold & Silver
- Crystal
- Ruby & Sapphire
- Fire Red & Leaf Green
- Emerald
- SNAP
- Pinball
- TCG cart
- Stadium
- PuPuzzle League
- Pinball: Ruby/Sapphire
- Pokemon Coliseum
- Pokemon Box
- Pokemon Channel


GameBoy Help
- ClownMasters Fixes
- Groudon's Den
- Pokemon of the Week

E-Card Reader FAQ's
- Expedition
- Aquapolis
- Skyridge
- Construction Action Function
- EON Ticket Manual


Deck Garage
- Pokemaster's Pit Stop
- Kyle's Garage
- Ghostly Gengar


Cartoon/Anime
- Episode Listing
- Character Bios
- Movies & Videos
- What's a Pokemon?
- Video List
- DVD List


Featured Articles

Pojo's Toy Box

Books & Videos

Downloads

Advertise With Us
- Sponsors
-
Links

Chat

About Us
Contact Us

Buy & Sell Pokemon Cards Here!

Magic
Yu-Gi-Oh!
DBZ
Pokemon
Yu Yu Hakusho
NeoPets
HeroClix
Harry Potter
Anime
Vs. System
Megaman



Pojo's Pokémon Card of the Day

 

 Carracosta  

- Plasma Blast

Date Reviewed:
September 26, 2013

Ratings & Reviews Summary

Modified: 2.0
Limited: 3.5

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

Back to the main COTD Page

Combos With: See Below

Baby Mario
2010 UK National
Seniors
Champion

Carracosta (Plasma Blast) 

So, now that Restored Pokémon can be brought into play without trusting completely to blind luck (thanks to Caitlin and the Prehistoric Call Ability), is it worth using something like this Carracosta? Make no mistake, there are still somewhat more of a pain to use than regular Stage 2s, so Restored Pokémon are really going to have to deliver to be competitive. 

Carracosta does have something to offer. Fossil Clutch is a solid attack for one Water Energy and a Double Colourless. It may only have a base damage of 50, but if you discard a Fossil Item card from the hand, that becomes 100, which is a decent return. It’s definitely a better attack than the bland 80-for-4 Waterfall, but unfortunately, using it repeatedly means clunking up the deck with a lot of Fossil Items that only have a one-time use. If the attack worked with the Restored Basics that return to the deck from the discard pile, then we might have had a semi-competitive league/fun deck on our hands. 

Basically, Carracosta makes you jump through too many hoops just to get a two-hit KO on an EX. The Grass Weakness (Genesect) and massive retreat cost don’t help its cause either. It’s a nice idea, but a long way short of being viable in the competitive arena. 

Rating 

Modified: 2 (only play if you really love turtles)

Limited: 3.5 (if you pull enough Items, could be really good) 


CopyrightŠ 1998-2013 pojo.com
This site is not sponsored, endorsed, or otherwise affiliated with any of the companies or products featured on this site. This is not an Official Site.