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Ecogym - Neo Genesis

Pojo's Average Rating -
Unlimited: 3.17 (based on 4 reviews)
Modified: 1.40
(based on 4 reviews)
Limited: 1.37
(based on 3 reviews)
Reviewed Aug 22, 2002

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

Thursday - Ecogym

This honestly was, and is used, heavily in standard. It's a natural default gym for special energy decks. This card singlehandedly KILLED er/ser decks that didn't play 3-6 countergyms. Basically, it's a good card. In Modified or MMF, it's not that good. I can only see it doing well in a Steelix or Dark Blastoise deck, basically warding off ER threats from Kingdra or Dark Gatr. But it's not necessary.

Unlimited Rating: 3.5/5
Modified Rating: 1.5/5
MMF Rating: 2/5
Limited Rating: 1.5/5

~ RaNd0m


This was once a Counter-Gym for a lot of decks. If you have no Gyms that can benefit you, Ecogym would do the job. Personally, I have preferred Cinnabar City Gym.

Back to the card... When it first came out, a lot of people abused it because they misunderstood card. People used to think that you can get back energies that you discard for Flamethrower or when you retreat (making Raindance deadly). Afterwards, people started to understand the card and find that it's just useful in certain decks. Most unlimited decks either run heavy ER or have heavy trainer disruption. If you plan on using only Ecogym to protect your energies, you're dreaming. If you use ERs yourself, you'll find situations where Ecogym hurts you more. No Removal Gym works really well, especially if you play Slowking (your opponent discards 2 cards, no matter what, BEFORE Mind Games). I just find Ecogym not really useful now.

In Modified, it's next to useless. There are very few ways to remove energies and it's not really worth putting Ecogyms in your deck.

In Draft, same as Modified. ER is practically non-existant here. It's a decent Counter-Gym though.

Unlimited Rating: 2.5/5
Modified Rating: 1.7/5
Draft Rating: 1.5/5  
Croconaw88 Thursday: Ecogym

In Standard it goes good with Steelix or Murkrow. getting the OHHH so useful Metal and Darkness energys back. =\ 

In Modified there's no need for Ecogym. Because of the lack of removing energy attacks/trainers.In MMF it's only use would be for Steelix agaisnt Kingdra.

Standard 3.5/5
Modified 1/5
MMF 2/5
Draft 1/5


TR Shadow
This card will help you in unlimited when your opponent plays SERs and your playing non-basic energy in your deck, although this would only happen in unlimited. Most decks will need a stadium card just for TecH against other stadium cards that could mess with your decks strategy (chaos gym) .There's nothing bad about this card except for the fact that there are better stadium cards(healing fields, Lucky stadium ect.) . 
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