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Pojo's Pokemon Card of the Day

Counterattack Claws

Thanks to Birgir for the 
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Name: Counterattack Claws
Neo Destiny

Pojo's Average Rating -
Standard: 2.87 (based on 4 reviews)
Modified: 3.31
(based on 4 reviews)
Draft: 2.92
(based on 3 reviews)
Reviewed February 27, 2002

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


This is an interesting card, no doubt about that. I don't really see a huge purpose for it, though, unless you were to build a deck around Counter type attacks.

In standard, not bad, per se. 2 damage regardless of W/R/PP can't be bad, right? It's a coinflip, though... 2.25/5. Desperately average. In modified, not any better or any worse, really. 2.25 here too. 

In draft, extra damage is good. 3/5


This is an interesting little Trainer. You get to do 20 extra damage to your opponent without attacking. And since it is not discarded until you flip heads, you can be pretty certain of doing the damage. Since it places 2 Damage counters, it gets past Metal Energy and Resistance. Given the many strong trainers available in Standard (such as PlusPower), this won't make the cut in Standard. It should be considered in Modified Decks, however, since PlusPower is not an option here.

This would be a strong pick in a Draft since 20 damage can make a big difference there and it fits in any deck.

Standard: 2.5/5
Modified: 3.25/5
Draft: 3.75/5


The more and more I look at these Neo Destiny cards, the more I want to resign. This set is AWESOME! And the trainers are so twisted! This would be one of them. This is like, the ultimate offense. It's like this. Say you put this card on your Crobat. Someone attacks you. You attack back, then get to use an actual attack! It's a great way to kill pokes faster.

Standard Rating: 4/5 - It's great! Put this on a guy like typhlosion, and you'll take out your opponent's pokes in seconds!

Modified Rating: 4.75/5 - The only reason it doesn't get a 5 is the fact that you have to play this instead of focus band. Otherwise, it's broken.


Hmm well I am still trying to find a way to abuse it I still haven't gotten far. But what I have found is its fun with and against babies, Steelixs and Focus Bands.  It will get around Metal Energy because it places damage. And it will not trigger a Focus band. The down side is it stops you from having Focus Bands or Gold Berries.

Well I am still trying to find uses for it but for what I have now it just not that great.
I give it a 3/5

Well its about the same here.
I give it a 3/5

Well I have yet to draft this set I should have when I bought my boxes but I forgot. I don't see it doing a lot here.
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