...alright, I'm gonna level with
M Charizard-EX? And M Rayquaza-EX?
The ones with 300 damaging attacks? They don't even
compare - COMPARE - to what M Tyranitar-EX can do.
Mewtwo-EX, Yveltal-EX, these are
just paltry amounts compared to the utter devastation M
Tyranitar-EX. And don't even think about bringing
Genesect-EX with Megalo Cannon or even Keldeo-EX to the
field, they're not even gonna come close.
Listen up: M Tyranitar-EX is a
BEAST. A BEAST I TELL YA!! There are few Pokemon you
will run into that will deal ANYWHERE as much damage as
this guy right here, and after this review, you're going
to BEG for Pokemon like Suicune to stick around - cause
they're gonna be the few, the proud, the brave ones that
will be able to stand against the tyranny of M Tyranitar-EX.
First off, let's cover that ungodly
attack he's got - there's a reason it's called
"Destroyer King." THIS ATTACK DESTROYS ANYTHING IN ITS
PATH!!...well, sorta. It's a 4-for-110 damaging move,
which all things considered is...well, pretty meh. But
then you read the fine print. Your eyes bulge as you get
further down into the text. You realize just what kind
of monstrosity M Tyranitar-EX has become.
He deals more damage based on how
much damage is on the Active Pokemon already.
How much more?
You read that right. 60 ADDITIONAL
POINTS OF DAMAGE...FOR EVERY DAMAGE COUNTER ALREADY
At one measly damage counter, M
Tyranitar-EX hits for 170 damage - which, with that one
counter, is enough to KO most Pokemon-EX. Add a single
one more - 20 damage total - and M Tyranitar-EX wollops
foes at 230 DAMAGE!! And may Arceus have mercy on your
soul if you have three damage counters - that's 290
damage raining down upon you, and last I checked, the
highest HP score to date was Wailord-EX at 250.
It takes a mere 3 damage counters
to KO anything in the game. And let's face it, there are
PLENTY of ways to get damage counters out and about.
Sure you could go for extremely
complicated methods like trying to run Primal Kyogre-EX
alongside M Tyranitar-EX, but that's far too clunky and
reckless. No, you need better, faster, swifter Pokemon
that won't suffer from his wrath - Pokemon that can aid
in throwing damage counters on Pokemon with ease! Enter
the Crobat line-up from Phantom Forces, which can either
send a resounding wave of damage counters across the
board or hit 3 damage counters - that magic number - on
ANY Pokemon. After that, they're just a Lysandre away
from total annihilation.
Now that might not be enough in and
of itself - maybe you can't evolve those Crobat just
yet. How about stuff like Team Magma's Secret Base? It's
a risky maneuver, but if you can play it early on and
win out in the Stadium Wars, your opponent will be
taking 20 damage automatically without even doing
anything but playing a Pokemon (cause let's face it, no
one's running Team Magma Pokemon anyway - so let's
destroy them with ease!!). Course, it could come back to
hurt you too, so be careful of that.
There is one other unique thing
about M Tyranitar-EX here that could make him scarier
than anything we've seen before with Megas, and that
would be the inclusion of an Ancient Trait. Yeah, that's
right - there's a Mega Evo that's not a Primal or M
Rayquaza-EX with an Ancient Trait!! Oh, and it's a good
one too. Theta Double lets M Tyranitar-EX brandish not
one but TWO Tools on him! That means you can have your
Spirit Link - and you'll be able to enjoy your Muscle
M Tyranitar-EX. Theta Double.
Destroyer King. Frack.
Standard: 4/5 (his attack cost is
high without Dark support, but his power is real! There
will be M Tyranitar-EX around, and there will be total
destruction in his wake)
Expanded: 4.5/5 (add in that Dark
support, and there may just be no way of stopping M
Tyranitar-EX...without some Fighting power to take him
Limited: 5/5 (you get the pieces,
and you WILL play M Tyranitar-EX. No questions asked)
Arora Notealus: There is no escape.
Anything in his path will be torn down, tread upon by
his mighty girth before falling behind, a trail of
destruction left in his wake. He will not stop until
something just as powerful rises up and challenges him -
or worse, something even more terrifying arrives. He
is...GODZILL-I mean, uh, MEGA TYRANITAR!!
Next Time: And now for something
completely different: plants.