might be a brand new Pokémon, but his debut in the TCG
is enough to give you a severe case of déjŕ vu. He’s a
Colourless Basic Pokémon with an
Ability (Fur Coat) that reduces damage done to
him by 20 and an attack which costs three Energy. Sounds
familiar? Yep, Bouffalant
DEX comes immediately to mind.
DRX continues to see a decent amount of play as a solid
weapon against EX decks (which is most decks), so will
Fufrou get the same
treatment? Probably not.
Although his Energy Cutoff
attack has a higher base damage (80 as opposed to 60),
and gives you a coin flip for an Energy discard, you are
much more likely to want Bouffalant
on your side of the Field as his Gold Beaker hits EX
Pokémon for a much more impressive 120. Factor in a
Muscle Band and Laser/Virbank
and you can actually OHKO a 170 HP EX with
and that is something you can never achieve with
Fufrou. The extra 10 HP
Bouffalant has can also make
a practical difference: for example only one of these
cards is KO’d in one hit by a
Darkrai EX/Dark Claw combination.
If it seems like this review is more about
Bouffalant than it is
Fufou, that’s kind of
unavoidable. The design of the new card makes the
comparison inevitable, and it is not a comparison that
works out in Fufrou’s favour.
Put him in your binder, keep calm, and carry on using
the Afro Bull.
Modified: 2 (Bouffalant has
a better hairstyle as well)
Limited: 3.75 (Decent Colourless Basics are always more
than useful deck filler in limited)