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Gold Berry - Neo 

Pojo's Average Rating -
Unlimited: 3.27 (based on 5 reviews)
Modified: 4.20
(based on 2 reviews)
Draft: 4.63
(based on 4 reviews)
Reviewed July 22, 2002

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

Lord Gothmog

I believe Gold Berry is the best Pokemon Tool ever. It doesn't work if it's knocked out like Focus Band does, but it doesn't need a coin flip either.

In unlimited, it provides much needed healing. It works with so many things. Arcanine, Chansey, and pretty much anything big that doesn't fear OHKOs. I would play this in conjunction with Focus Band, playing either depending on the situation. The only bad things about Gold Berry? Only one tool per Pokemon. It only works if you have at least 40 damage. And it doesn't work if they're knocked out. Nobody's perfect. 4.8/5

In modified, it is even better. There's huge HP stuff everywhere. Steelix, Typhlosion, Feraligatr, Meganium, Ampharos, you name it, if it has big HP, Gold Berry is good for it. And really....who plays small HP in modified? 5/5

In limited, it rivals Elm, and Cleffa for the best card you can draft out of Genesis. The ONLY(and I do mean ONLY) reason not to take it is if you have nothing over 40 HP, in which case you suck at drafting, but should take it anyway, to keep it away from opponents. 5/5

Not reviewed yet.

Monday: Gold Berry

This card is one of the best items, period. In fact, this and focus 
band are the only items you SHOULD be using, spare a few "deck specific" cards. Gold Berry is very good in Standard, especially with Chansey, Wigglytuff, and other large hp pokemon.
The big question everyone asks is: Should I play Focus or Gold Berry? And it's a great question. Focus Band is very good in Modified, especially against Gatr decks. Gold Berry is better in MMF and Standard, because there aren't many pokemon that can do unlimited damage. In my opinion, depending on the format is which card is better. In unlimited, Gold Berry is a lot better, unless you are playing a low hp pokemon deck. In that case, Focus Band. In Modified, Focus Band is a must. Gold Berry is just ASKING to be One Hit KOed. In MMF, Gold Berry is better because most of the pokemon don't do THAT much damage.
Overall, Gold Berry is a good card, and highly rated.

Standard Rating: 4/5
Modified Rating: 3/5
New Modified Rating: 4.5/5
Limited Rating: 5/5 (broken ;/)

~ RaNd0m
Gymbo Alright, the famed Golden Nugget seems to be for review today. This card is just downright good in whatever format you play it in. However, let me take a look at it in each of the three current Formats:

Unlimited: Well, this is really where it's the best. Especially with Big Basic Pokemon or Stage 1's such as Chansey and Steelix. Healing 40 damage can be critical when played correctly. However, the majority of the time, you just attach before you Oak or Comp Search/Item Finder for the Professor Oak. It's biggest drawback is when you play against Slowking decks and don't have your Igglybuffs, then THAT can be a pain. Overall, it's just a simple card and fairly broken IMO. Playing it during any aspect of the game doesn't matter that much. I mean what's not to love about a card that gives you -40 damage? Overall, I'll give it a 4.5/5 due to the fact that smart opponents can kill you around the Gold Berry, Sneasel can OHKO you, and Slowking can prevent it from entering play.

Modified Format: Well, with the majority of the Pokemon is this format being overwhelming attackers that can KO you in one shot, Focus Band is the superior choice compared to Gold Berry in this format. Exceptions being of course if you play Steelix. Steelix loves Gold Berry, it doesn't matter which format you play it in. Also, you can play 1-2 Gold Berry if you play in a Dark Muk infested area. Gold Berries gives you additional turns against Dark Muk once they poison you and such. However, Gold Berry just even close to being as good as it is in Unlimited as it is in Modified Format. So, I'll give it a 2/5. It's cool with Steelix (which dies to Entei/Cargo anyways -_-) and as a backup strategy against Dark Muk.

New Modified Format: Gold Berry comes back in this format. With the major decks in this format, for the most part, not OHKOing you can heal. Kingdra, Ampharos, and various Water Pokemon just aren't as dominating as the popular cards of the current Modified once were. Entei/Cargo is still played in this format, so I do recommend some Focus Band in your decks as well as Gold Berry. Steelix, again, is just too good with this card. I'll give this card a 4/5.

So when building your decks, always try to fit this card in, especially in Unlimited and the upcoming New Modified Format.
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Monday: Gold berry

In Standard this is good to keep those high HP pokemon alive. Mostly used with Steelix or Chansey.

In Modified Focus band is just a better choice. It's only used in Steelix or Cargo most of the time.

In MMF it's used more than focus band. I like it best here.

Standard 3.5/5
modified 3/5
MMF 4.5/5
Draft 4/5

~ Croconaw88

Gold Berry - The super potion without the energy discard and without the instant use action. :O!. This card is used a lot in decks that hurt themselves.  Chansey, Archanine, Rocket's Zapdos, etc. If you're going to play a heal card this is probably the one you should be using... I don't play heal tho.. My motto is if I'm playing a heal card, why not just add to my offensive arsenal and end the game in my favor faster as opposed to stalling it out. 
Standard: 3.5
 Modified: 3.5
MMF: 3.5
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