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Berry - Neo
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.
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 ;/)
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
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.
(This week's card
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.
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.
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