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Venucenter - Fire Red Leaf Green


Date Reviewed: 9.15.04

Ratings & Reviews below

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
5 is the highest rating.


William
Hung
Venusaur ex

Modified 3/5 - Okay, it has potential with Team Aqua's Lanturn. But being weak to Fire and Psychic is a major problem. Also, I like the Status Attack, but it's unreliable. People can retreat to get rid of Confusion easily. However, the more important problem, would be Sceptile ex can OHKO (One-hit Knock Out) Pokemon with more reliability. It will OHKO Wailord ex, Dunsparce (Poison Ring), and lots of others.

Limited 4/5 - It's difficult to get it out, but again, if you get it out, this will be a game-winning card.
 
Thundachu Venusaur ex

Overview: The return of Venusaur. Can this one match up to Base set? Well, the power can. Energy Trans lets you as often as you like on your turn, move 1 grass energy from 1 pokemon to another. Then the first attack, Pollen Hazard, does 20 damage, and the defending pokemon becomes Burned, Poisoned, and Confused, which is nice. Then for 3 grass and 2 colorless, Solarbeam does a huge solid 90 damage. Not very bad at all. 1 issue with this card is 2 weaknesses. It is weak to both Fire and Psychic, meaning Blaziken ex, and Gardevoir ex will be problems for it, among other things. It does have a hefty 150HP though to stand up to them. And a retreat of 3, which is kind of high. Also on the negative side as an ex, if knocked out the opponent gets 2 prizes, so be on the look out for that.

Unlimited: 2/5

Modified: The ability to move energy is nice, even if it is only Grass. Plus the 2nd attack for 3 special effects isnt bad either. 3.5/5

Draft: Assuming you can draft it and Bulbasaur/Ivysaur, I would definitley play it. 5 for 90 is super, and the Burn+Poison+Confusion+20 combo attack is wicked as well. 4/5
 
Jermy101
Venucenter returns!  ...Well not really.  He has the same power as his base predecessor but much better attacks.  You can throw in 4 rainbows and then tech in a couple legendary birds or some other powerful basics that energy can be transed to them immediately. Pollen Hazard can really disrupt the opponent.  And GGGCC for 90 damage isn't bad at all.  The weakness to fire and psychic hurts though.
 
 
Unlimited - Way too slow for this format.  There won't be anything left to trans after your opponent has super energy removaled your butt. True there are hardly any fire or psychic pokemon in this format.  And true its second attack can be powered up with just a Grass and DCE.  But Base Gastly only needs ONE energy to attack!!  You can't beat that kind of speed! 2/5
 
Modified - It could be good in this format if only Pokemon Nurse was still allowed.  There is Briney, but that can't pick up ex pokemon, so it's sorta useless here.  I'd rather use Sceptile and Sceptile ex.  They have much more power and Sceptile ex has a less common weakness. 2/5
 
Limited - Got a couple Bulbasaur and Ivysaur? Then yea of course use it.  Special conditions own this format.  It's also quite a valuable card, so that's good too =) 4/5
 

Hedge

Venusaur ex

 

Meh I’m not too fond of this card…. The stat effects are cool, but a little overpriced for an ex and stat effects are ALWAYS easily avoidable. The straight dmg from its second attack blows w/o boost, so…. I have to put this card a little low on meh list.

IF it had resistance to water, it’d be a LOT better, but it doesn’t, so, play gengar, it beats this POS. :P

^^^  THE BOTTOM LINE IS BACK   (utter pwnage bottom line IS IT ;/ )

TEAM WAKA!!!11      
 


Johnny Blaze
Venusaur ex – The artwork on this card is great. Good ole Venusaur is back. Too bad VenuCenter is not. With the loss of Pokemon Nurse in the R+S on format Energy Trans.is not the Power it used to be. For its attack’s, Pollen Hazard is very similar to R&S Sceptile’s Lizard Poison. And Solarbeam 5 for 90 is about average. Weakness to both Fire and Psychic which are still pretty popular hurts this card too. With the lack of resistance to Water as its cousin Sceptile has, Im afraid to say that Venusaur has the disadvantage of the 2. Granted you have to run both Sceptile’s (Lizard Poison + Energy Trans one) just to get the same effect but I’ll take my chances running 2 non-Ex Pokes over running Venusaur EX.

Unlimited: 2/5 – BS Venusaur is the better choice here.

Modified: 2/5 – Like I mentioned before if you want to run an Energy Trans deck go with the Sceptile lines. Otherwise without Pokemon Center or Nurse Energy Trans. Is pretty much weakened in this format.

Limited: 3/5 – If you can get lucky to draft all evos and get this thing running then you might have a chance.
 

 


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