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Pojo's Pokémon Card of the Day

 

 Magnetic Storm 

- Flashfire

Date Reviewed:
June 4, 2014

Ratings & Reviews Summary

Standard: 2
Limited: 2

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

Magnetic Storm 

Bit of a strange one for you today . . . for some reason or other, Pokémon have seen fit to reprint an eight year old Stadium from the Hidden Legends set. Unlike some other reprints we have seen recently Magnetic Storm is practically a forgotten card, which was never exactly brilliant back in the day (to be fair, it had some serious competition from a lot of other great Stadiums). 

In fact, this reprint is more like an upgrade. While the original only prevented the effect of Resistance on Psychic and Fighting attacks, today’s new, improved version just cancels Resistance altogether. It could be kind of useful in certain situations and with certain decks, but overall Resistance just doesn’t play a very large part in Pokémon any more. For a start, relatively few Pokémon even have a Resistance, and attacks are so powerful these days that it hardly seems to matter when they do. 

I guess Magnetic Storm could function as a kind of ‘neutral’ Stadium in decks that just want to kick other Stadiums off the Field (Virbank City Gym, for example). After all, our beloved Tropical Beach will most likely rotate out of Modified soon.  It’s unlikely to hurt and on rare occasions may even help. 

Rating 

Modified: 2 (it’s something to bear in mind for the future, but right now, decks just don’t need this card)

Limited: 2 (most likely to be harmless deck filler here too)


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Magnetic Storm.

Unlimited 150 review.
Once again, the Black & White-on design team has decided to rewrite the text on an old card instead of just making a new one. Previously, Magnetic Storm only affected the attacks of Fighting and Psychic Pokémon, which in a way made it better. If you built a deck using those as your main types then it’d be unlikely your opponent would get as much use out of it as you do. With the new version removing all resistances it affects both players equally. All this said, Resistance doesn't play nearly as big a part in games as Weakness and even fewer decks will use this new version.

 

Rating: 1.5 (A downgrade to its old version. Resistance isn’t important enough to dedicate a Stadium to, especially in such an open meta.)


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