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Pojo's Pokemon Card of the Day


Thanks to Birgir for the 
Card Scan Today

Name: Scizor - Neo Discovery

Pojo's Average Rating -
Standard: 2.60 (based on 5 reviews)
Modified: 2.40
(based on 5 reviews)
Draft: 1.5
(based on 1 reviews)
Reviewed February 14, 2002

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


This one's for R64: Scizor is not bad. If you can bring yourself to play Rocket Porygon, you can combo it's Conversion attack with Scizor's False Swipe to either get a One-Hit-KO(if they have even HP), or lots and lots of damage(if they have odd hp). Of course, it's second attack is pretty bad, considering they misprinted it. And False Swipe isn't great without the Porygon. But, it does evolve from Jungle Scyther, which is pretty good.

In standard, I give it a 2.75/5, because you can use Jungle. In modified, you can still use Porygon(rocket), but it has to evolve from Neo Discovery Scyther, which is not as good. 2/5.


Scizor is a card that some people were looking forward to when Neo Discovery was coming out. Unfortunately, TPC send a bad translation to WotC and the card was not printed with the exactly the same attack as the original Japanese.

The Double Claw attack has 20+ written in the Base Damage spot but the text is written as 20x. Much confusion ensued. Unfortunately, the text overrules the Base Damage, so Double Claw only does 0, 20, or 40 and not the 20, 40 or 60 that its Japanese counterpart does. I reviewed the text on the Japanese card very carefully with well respected card translator Edo and the original card does have the Japanese text for "more" at the very end. Unfortunately, that word did not make it onto the English card and thereby hangs the tale. That little difference makes this a mediocre card that will not get played.

In Draft this would have been good because of False Swipe, but the Metal requirement just kills it since you can't depend on getting the Energy in the Draft or drawing it even if you do draft it.

Standard: 2/5
Modified: 2/5
Draft: 1.5/5


Standard: I love metal pokes, and Scizor just adds to the love. He has some semi-nice attacks, 80 HP, and evolving from Scyther, his basic form wont die out. I wouldnt play it in very competative decks, but it would be okay in a fun deck. =/ 

(Rating: 2.5)  (This rating is biased) =D 

Modified: Without ER/SER it improves a bit, but still not worth playing in tournaments. (Rating:2.75)



Why did they ruin this card? WHY WHY! Just before Neo 2 was about to come out, many players were looking forward to scyther's evolution. Why? Because in Japan, its big attack was 20+ 20 for each heads, not 20 x -_-. Wizards decided that they had to ruin it, oh wait, thats right, it was an ERROR. Oops, we're stupid and didn't look over a card -_-

Because of that, it's garbage.

Standard Rating: 3/5

Modified Rating: 2/5 - Like your going to use this?


No Review Today

Jeremy Borchardt

Sorry I missed yesterday I had a bad cold and I was sleeping all day.

CotD - Scizor - Neo2

Now this is a fun card because its printed wrong its says 20+,
but what it means is 20x. Now trying to convince another player or even uninformed gym leaders and tourney judges can be considered fun by many.

Well it lacks a good hit False Swipe is nice but to finish someone off you have to rely on Double Claw. Now if it was 20+ it would be OK but its not so it lacks the power needed to be great.
I give it a 2.75/5

Now here I dunno its not to bad but will still get creamed by Gator or Fire decks. But it does a nice job on the many Grass decks Crobat, Erika's Victorybell, Beedrill.
I give it a 3.25/5 is here to provide guidance to all Pokemon trainers out there.  Whether it's the Gameboy Game, N64 or the Trading Card Game, provides all the wisdom you desire. 

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