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Pojo's Pokemon Card of the Day

Shining Raichu

Name: Shining Raichu
Neo Destiny

Pojo's Average Rating -
Standard: 1.83 (based on 3 reviews)
Modified: 3.00
(based on 3 reviews)
Draft: 3.83
(based on 3 reviews)
Reviewed March 1, 2002

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


Eh... Shining cards pretty much suck. This one is not really any exception. My take on Shining cards as a whole is as follows: They are the sort of cards you build decks revolving around. One problem: limit one per deck.

That's a pretty flaky star to orbit.

In standard, it's tech for Blastoise-Lanturn Hyper Devo decks. And we all know how many of THOSE there are... 1.5/5 for monotary value. 

In modified, it sucks sllllliiiiiightly less. Only slightly though. 1.75/5 

In draft, you'll usually be playing more than one color anyway, so it's actually usable. 2.5/5, the one per deck thing hurts, considering there's no 4 per deck rule in the limited formats. But still, it's worth taking.


Wow! Now this is a Bench Killer!

It takes a bit of Energy to power it up, but if you use it in conjunction with something that can shift Energy about like Ampharos, you can get 3 Water on here and take out Babies at will. And no discard!!

You will have a problem keeping this in play long enough to use it in Standard, so I wouldn't use it there. In Modified or Draft, I think this will see play.

Of course, you can only have the one in your deck (even in Draft since it has the limit printed on the card), so make sure your deck can stand up without it if it winds up in the prizes.

Standard: 2/5

Modified: 4.25/5

Draft: 4/5


Very interesting. The whole lightning/water part is annoying... but could work well with Lanturn. With multiple water energies attached, you can ko baby pokemon. (Have we seen this before in this set? Nah... ;x) Overall, a nice card. A nice TecH.

Standard Rating: 2/5 - ER hurts.

Modified Rating: 3/5 - Without ER, it has hope. However... making your deck water/lightning is suicidal -_-.

Draft Rating: 5/5 - If you pull this in draft, FORGET the dci... DRAFT IT! ITS REALLY REALLY RARE! =D

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