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Pojo's Pokémon Card of the Day

 

 Wigglytuff #90  

- XY

Date Reviewed:
March 14, 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

Wigglytuff #90 (XY) 

Yep, there are two Wigglytuff in XY, and we end the week with a look at the second one. Normally when you get two versions of the same Pokémon in a set, one turns out to be obviously better than the other. Right now though, I am struggling to see which Wigglytuff was supposed to be the ‘good’ one. 

Balloon Barrage is one of those attacks that increases its damage for every Energy you attach to the Pokémon. In theory, this means that Wigglytuff has the power to OHKO everything. In theory, you also have Aromatisse XY to move as much Energy as you need on to Wigglytuff. However, just how much Energy do you really want to invest in a 100 HP Stage 1 Pokémon? If you answered ‘none’, then you are correct because whatever you attach to Wigglytuff will almost certainly be lost next turn when it gets KO’d. Of course, piling Energy on anything isn’t the smartest idea these days with Yveltal EX around. Double-Edge pretty much causes the same problem with its triple Energy requirement, and although it has the magic 90 damage needed to two-hit KO an EX, it isn’t likely that Wigglytuff will be around to finish the job – especially as the attack self-damages. 

Low HP Stage 1s are not especially playable right now, and that goes double for low HP Stage 1s that need a lot of Energy to attack. This Wigglytuff is cute and has some nice artwork so at least he won’t ruin the look of your binder. 

Rating

Modified: 1.5 (doesn’t even have an amusing attack name)

Limited: 2.25 (eh, use it if you have nothing better)


HEZ
Intro to
Unlimited 150
Wigglytuff.

Standard.
Today’s Wigglytuff comes from the Japanese XY starter decks and as such is a little bit less impressive than yesterday’s version. Up until just a few years ago, a guaranteed 90 damage from a Stage 1 for just 3 Energy would be unheard of but today it just doesn’t cut it, especially with the recoil damage. It can 2 hit KO everything but Mega Pokémon but I don’t see it sticking around long enough to get the second hit in. The first attack isn’t bad, letting Wigglytuff do decent damage at 1, 2 and 3 Energy but with Mewtwo EX and Yveltal EX just begging you to pile Energy on your little Fairy, aiming for any higher number isn’t wise.

Unlimited 150.
Again, much better news for Wigglytuff in this format! For a non-EX Stage 1 its stats are quite impressive and it’s one of the better Wigglytuff available. When your opponent’s set up a devastating sweeper with an Unown G attached, sometimes all you can do is hit it for loads of damage. A quick Fairy Trans off Aromatisse and this Wigglytuff can tailor its damage to suit the target. Until we see some more Fairy Pokémon printed, Wigglytuff will probably be the main attacker of any Fairy deck at the moment; with a decent back-catalogue of Colorless versions such as the one from Great Encounters that work well with the current Fairy support it should do the job well!

Ratings.
Standard: 1.5
Unlimited 150: 3


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