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Pojo's Pokémon Card of the Day

 

Simipour

- XY

Date Reviewed:
May 2, 2014

Ratings & Reviews Summary

Standard: 1.50
Limited: 2.25

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

Simipour (XY) 

We end the week with another Monkey Trio card: the always-underwhelming Simipour. 

I guess Recycle seems like it could be a useful attack at first: one Colourless Energy gets you any card from your discard put back on top of your deck, ready for you to draw next turn. Unless your opponent plays N and makes you shuffle, of course. The trouble is that setting up a Stage 1 to do this, and using up your attack for the turn, is just very slow and inefficient compared to using Dowsing Machine or Super Rod, or just running enough copies of the cards you need in the first place. This format is just way too fast for an attack like Recycle to be viable, and to be honest I think you could say the same thing for just about every format we have ever had . . . even the relatively slow ones which seem to be a thing of the past. 

Simipour does have an offensive option in Surf, but it’s a vanilla 70-for-3 attack that isn’t really worth the bother. Bit like the rest of the card, really. 

Rating 

Modified: 1.5 (clumsy card recovery isn’t something we need)

Limited: 2.25 (I could see Recycle working here with the absence of N and a shortage of worthwhile cards in your deck)


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Intro to
Unlimited 150

Simipour.

Unlimited 150 review.
To end the week it’s another B&W monkey review!
Recycle is actually an ok attack, recursion is very important in a singleton format. Surf is useable as a backup attack, but just like Simisear earlier this week it could really do with a better Basic to Evolve from, one that sets itself up perhaps.

 

With Sableye (Dark Explorers) and Diggersby banned from the format, there is a niche for this sort of card. Being able to reuse powerful cards like Energy Removal is very useful but as this only fetches one back and essentially uses up your draw for the next turn it’s not ban-worthy at all and the opposing player can disrupt it a little easier.

 

Rating: 3 (A useful 1st attack, it just needs a better Basic.)


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