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Fossil Egg - Neo
2.38 (based on 4 reviews)
Modified: 2.56 (based on 4 reviews)
Reviewed February 11, 2002
Ratings are based
on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating.
|Fossil Egg is only
as good as the evolutions you play with it. This used to be a
problem, with the only remotely good fossil evo being Fossil
Aerodactyl. However, the Neo fossil evolutions are all
And Kabuto and Omanyte's powers
make it worth the tails-fails nature of Egg. One Egg success,
and you can flood your bench with more of the prehistoric
In standard, Fossil Egg
essentially cuts off a Stage from Omastar and Kabutops, which
are darn good for stage 1s. But it IS a highly specialized card,
and is tails fails. 2.5/5
In modified, you don't have any
alternative to play fossil evos off of(dont say Brock's
Ninetales), so it becomes a little better by default. Plus, a
bench full of Kabutops with no worries about Energy Removal is a
good thing. 3/5
|Well, lets see first off its a
coin flip, I hate most coin flip cards.
Second it searches your deck. Saves it from being a worthless
Third the Evolutions. Well, none of them is better than a 4.0 in
Hmm well its the only way to get out many of the evolutions in
Now the evolutions are not bad and it started its own Archetype
the First Turn Aerodactyl. The fact that it searches your deck
is great, it lets you play light on the stage ones 2 Aerodactyls
often works fine.
Now in standard its good to play it with Mysterious Fossil due
to the fact that you may not get the coin flip.
In Modified you don't have the choice to play with Mysterious
Fossil making it hard to play, relying on coin flips to get out
Hmm a rating well its hard to rate it by it self.
|Fossil Egg is a
card that is only as good as the card that it will help you get.
If you want to play Discovery Kabutops or Revelation Aerodactyl
in Modified, you have little choice but to play Fossil Egg. On
that basis, it has its value.
In Standard, one can choose
Mysterious Fossil instead. There are plusses and minuses to both
cards, but the overwhelming fact is that you are not going to
play any of the Fossil Pokemon is Standard. Not if you play to
win, that is. They are just too slow and vulnerable.
Finally, the card is worth
considering in Draft. Since you get to play as many of a card as
you can draw, Discovery Kabuto is surprisingly effective in
Draft. Imagine having 6 Kabuto in play and and you are doing 60
damage at the cost of only 2 energy! You need the Egg to get him
Standard: This card really
doesn't have much going for it It is a coin flip and can only be
used for evolutions evolving from mysterious fossils. In a
Kabutops (Neo Discovery) deck, it is probably most powerful.
Although it isn't too useful, in its limited situations it can
make for a good card.
Modified: In modified, it is
basically the same thing, a bit stronger with the amount of
original decks, but basically the same.
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