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Shining Kabutops

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Pojo's Average Rating -
Standard: 1.50 (based on 4 reviews)
Modified: 1.8
(based on 4 reviews)
Draft: 3.30
(based on 4 reviews)
Reviewed March 15, 2002

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


Shining Kabutops

I don't think I can really write a long review on this card. The 1st attack, Lightning Slash, is a poor version of Blaine's Rapidash's Stamp Attack. The different Energy requirement is also pretty bad.

The 2nd attack is pretty decent I guess. It can do UNLIMITED damage but that's the only good part. It's too energy extensive. Most Pokemon would be able to KO it before Shining Kabutops even attack.

In Standard, you'll be laughed at for even using this card.

In Modified, without Energy Removal, it MIGHT be able to attack once or twice. But it's just not worth it.

In Draft, simply pick it because it's rare. ;-) 

Dang, that's probably the shortest CoTD I ever wrote. Oh, well... =/

Standard Rating: 1.0/5 (I wanted to put a lower score but 1.0 is supposedly the lowest number...)
Modified Rating: 1.2/5 (The 0.2 is because it CAN do unlimited damage...)
Draft Rating: 1.3/5 (With 80HP, it can stall a bit while you build up your bench. Plus, you can always trade it away...;-))


You know, they make all these shining pokemon for all these lame dudes -_-.

Why not make a Shining Pikachu, or a Shining Typhlosion? I mean, those are COOL pokemon. And here they go and make a Shining Kabutops. TPC, to you, I make a face that you should've made a card for a LONG time ago. "=/"

Shining Kabutops has a nice attack. Overall, I don't like it, but it's attack has a place in a bench destruction deck. However, I believe dark crobat does that job better. So, I don't think you should play this card. 

Just sell it on ebay.

Standard Rating: 2/5
Modified Rating: 2/5 Why play fighting/lightning in MODIFIED? "=/"
Draft Rating: 5/5 Fighting and lightning are common types, AND its rare.

Uh... why NOT?


If you want to use a Pokemon with an attack like Lighting Cut, you might as well use Dark Raichu. You get to Charge it up with Movie Promo Pikachu and you get to use Dark Energy with no Drawback. You also get the potential to do 20 to the bench and not worry about self-damage. Also, you won't have to deal with the Shining restriction of one copy per deck.

Also, it's second attack is too energy intensive to get running. Now, if it were a Water type, it would be great since you could Rain Dance onto it and it has no limit like Water Gun attacks that are otherwise identical in effect. too bad you can't start with a Water-type Kabuto (to Rain Dance onto) and then evolve into a Shining Kabutops...

But that would be broken.

About the only time that I would use this card is if I drew it in a Draft. Here, I would call it a good pick.

Standard: 1.5/5
|Modified: 2/5
Draft: 4/5

Lord Gothmog

As with all Shining Pokemon, this is one that has potential, but is hampered by the fact you can only have one per deck. However, if you have a Fighting/Lightning/Water deck and a Shining Kabutops, there's no reason not to include it.

In standard, it gets trashed by a lot of things. It takes 3 turns to power it's first attack, in which time it's gust bait, Scyther bait, ER bait, and bait for anything else too. Good bait if nothing else. 1.5/5

In modified, if you play Water/Fighting, this thing is a fairly worthy addition. But I doubt it will show up much, and have little effect on the game. Still, and 80 HP basic is nothing to sneer at. 2/5

In limited, it's a good pick because it's valuable. Not recommended for play use, because you would need to provide your own sleeves. If you do, however, it's not bad. If you're drafting Revelation and Destiny, you could put together a nice Water/Fighting deck with Piloswine. I'm going to have to give it a 3/5 here, even though you can still only have one in a deck. How often are you going to pull two in the same draft, anyway? 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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