Ah yes, another one of those "Ball" cards, famous for
being searchers, infamous for being extremely useful!
Resting calm at out #3 spot is Dive Ball, and like every
other Pokeball, it's got a search effect sure to turn
All it does is add a Water Pokemon to the hand. Yep,
that's it. Any Water Pokemon you want, it'll go straight
to your hand. This will probably affect decks like
Blastoise in a HUGE way, since now they don't need to
work with Ultra Ball to snag the big guy from their
decks for the Rare Candy, saving up their Energy-fueled
hands to throw down on their big assault guy.
But why stop with just Blastoise? We've got a HUGE
variety of Water Pokemon in both formats, like the old
Kyogre-EX in Expanded, Keldeo-EX, Seismitoad-EX,
Empoleon, Greninja, Swampert - but perhaps most
important of all, the NEW Kyogre-EX! You look down that
list, and there's a lot to cover! There's even more
Right now though, there is one weakness to Dive Ball,
and it's been pretty prominent: Seismitoad-EX. Scarily
enough, one of its supports is also its biggest weakness
as an Item card! It makes getting that Seismitoad-EX as
simple as even just having a Skyla in hand, and that
means the deck is going to be FASTER to get to Item-lock
and MUCH more dangerous as a result. It's almost
worrisome to the point I wonder if a mirror match would
be just whoever Item-locks faster.
Regardless though, Water decks have got some great
support with Blastoise, Archie, and now Dive Ball! Watch
out world, Team Aqua's here to go on the rampage!
...provided Seismitoad-EX doesn't mess with us too much.
Standard: 4.5/5 (its one weakness is one of the cards it
supports, which is just...scary)
Expanded: 4.5/5 (same here)
Limited: 5/5 (OF COURSE YOU'RE RUNNING IT if you've got
a Water Pokemon)
Arora Notealus: I think I remember asking in a previous
Ball-related review about perhaps the possibility of
other Ball cards showing up. Now LET'S SEE SOME NEST
BALL FOR GRASS-TYPES, am I right? Maybe? No? Well I
don't want it to be Basic Pokemon, that'd be SCARY!!
Next Time: IS SO BEAUTIFUL, THE RISE OF THE FAIRY QUEEN