Pokémon Centre Lady
We end our short week of reviews with a look at a
Supporter from Flashfire.
Anyone who has ever played a Pokémon game will have a
pretty good idea of what a card called ‘Pokémon Centre
Lady’ will do – heal a Pokémon.
In this case, she will remove six damage counters and
all Special Conditions from one of your Pokémon. Her
effect is superior to that of Potion and Super Potion,
and doesn’t have the massive Energy-discarding downside
of Max Potion. I actually think this is a pretty solid
card when looked at in isolation: able to prevent some
two-hit KOs and remove some very annoying effects, such
as Hypnotoxic Laser’s Sleep
and Poison, and Accelgor
DEX’s Paralysis. Previously you were relying on
switching Trainers or Keldeo
EX to do that.
Even the fact that she is a Supporter can be a good
thing, if you are under Item-lock, that is. This card
would have been a fine answer to those
decks that were so successful and annoying last year. In
most situations though, being a Supporter is a terrible
drawback, as using her means that for the vast majority
of decks, you will have no draw for that turn. A card as
powerful as Lysandre can
just about get away with this, but Pokémon Centre Lady?
I fear not.
So I guess she is destined to join a growing list of
interesting Supporters like Cassius and Iris which won’t
see play because we are just too dependent on using a
Juniper, N, or Colress
whenever we can. That’s really unfortunate, as cards
like that can do a lot to make the game more interesting
Modified: 2.75 (decent card, shame about the format)
Limited: 4.5 (go ahead and use her – you are unlikely to
have other Supporter options)