Moving right along, let's head back
to the Radiant Collection and touch on Froslass!
Probably the most interesting about
Froslass here is that she's actually got one attack that
is completely Colorless - meaning you can splash her
into other decks without much trouble. That's kinda
neat! Course that attack is Snowy Drop, and for 3
Energy, you get to put 4 counters on your opponent's
Pokemon any way you like. It's really not worth all that
Energy for up to 40 damage on any one target - or 10
damage on 4 targets, depending on what you're going for
- so what more appeal could she have?
Well her Ability is decidedly less
Icy or Watery or anything relating to her Type in the
TCG unless you're counting the Ghost Type she's got in
the games. Drag Along pretty much does as its name
implies - it's a 50/50 shot of flipping heads and taking
your opponent's Pokemon down in an instant if Froslass
got KO'd. Those are always fun effects to have.
Keyword being fun.
Not to say you won't see Froslass
competitively or that she won't take out a very
important potentially game-winning threat on the flip of
a coin, but let's just all agree not to actively rely on
using her effect to clinch games, okay? Just stick with
your main attacking Vespiquens and Seismitoads and
Trevenants and such, and you'll be fine.
Standard: 2/5 (the fact that she's
got a Colorless attack still means she can go just about
Expanded: 2/5 (and if we're just
using her for an Ability she's got, well, she's as
splashable as Garbodor at that point!)
Limited: 3.5/5 (...Garbodor who can
negate her Ability...huh)
Arora Notealus: Yeah, there's not
much reason to run Froslass in most decks. Even on the
tech-off chance her Ability does go off, it's not like
the opponent can't come up with the Garbodor contingency
to negate it and run it over anyway. But details - WHO
WANTS TO GO TO THE MOUNTAINS LATER!! We can hike up to
the summit and meet the lady in the cabin there!
Next Time: Fierce cats with psychic
powers? Suppose I best grab the catnip...