And for our last card of the week,
we take a look at the other Ball of this set, Repeat
Ball! Take a wild guess at what this one does! Go on.
...it's cool, man. I've got a pizza
in the oven. Just take your time with this one...yeah,
lemme know when you're do-okay that's enough of that.
Repeat Ball does exactly what you think it does and
grabs another Pokemon that you've got in play. There's
definitely a wide number of uses for a card like this -
grabbing another copy of your attacker to keep on
reserve, retrieving another Garbodor to play as soon as
one gets KO'd, or even just grabbing another
Bench-sitter to prep one's self.
Its only limits are the ones it
sets itself up with, and that's that the Pokemon needs
to already be in play. On your side, of course. Which
isn't that big of a deal, but I'm left to wonder if
there couldn't be something more to this. Really to make
it identical to the actual function of Repeat Ball
(which is that Pokemon you've caught before are easier
to catch) would be to have the target be in the discard
pile. That could've been an interesting combo with
As it is now though, it's...okay.
It'll definitely add consistency to decks that need it,
but only in so many ways. As I understand the card, it
can get you the Garbodor but not the Trubbish from which
it evolves, unless you've got another Trubbish on your
Bench. So evolutions may not be the best way to use this
card - but man, if you need another Seismitoad-EX, this
Ball's almost got your name written on it!
...Dive Ball's better though.
Standard: 3/5 (consistent at least,
but really depends on your deck and what you put down)
Expanded: 3/5 (about the same here,
though there's a wider variety of balls to choose from)
Limited: 3/5 (well, the chances of
you having the same Pokemon is probably pretty high, but
really it just depends on what deck you build here and
if you really need to run it; obviously if you've got
two of the same EX, go for it!)
Arora Notealus: Alright, so right
now we've gotten just about every kind of Ball
made...except for stuff like Safari, Park, and Dream
Balls. I wonder if the TCG will come out with some
unique versions of balls on their own. Like a Snatch
Ball or something. That might be a bit far out for them
Weekend Thought: Probably got a
hand on a lot of cards from the new set by now, I'm
sure! Any cards you think are also really good or have a
lot of potential? What cards have worked out for you so
far? Are you Team Magma or Team Aqua? Be honest, you're
gonna get washed either way.