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Shining Celebi
Neo Destiny

Pojo's Average Rating -
Standard: 1.62 (based on 5 reviews)
Modified: 2.06
(based on 5 reviews)
Draft: 3.97
(based on 5 reviews)
Reviewed March 20, 2002

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


Shining Celebi

I guess this card is okay. 50HP is really low though and will be KO-ed pretty fast. The 1st attack, Healing Water, is just plain bad. If Shining Celebi had a higher HP, it might be able to remove a few damage counters. But with only 50HP... =/

The 2nd attack, Miracle Leaf, is a pretty good Status attack. In Standard, it's not really good against Sneasel as you have less flips. However, it's awesome against something like Steelix or Chansey. Remember, you flip equal to the number of Energy attached to the defending Pokemon and NOT Energy CARDS! This means that if the defending Pokemon have a DCE, you get to flip twice. It's too bad you can't choose for the Defending Pokemon to be paralyzed. ;-)

In Modified, Status is slightly harder to deal with. But, would you give your opponent one prize just to say, Poison, his Active? Not really worth it. It's better to put your precious Focus Band on something else other than Shining Celebi.

In Draft, Status is awesome! Both attacks can actually be decent in Draft. Just be careful of Fire Pokemon... Either way, since it's a Shining, just take it. >=D

Standard Rating: 1.5/5 (HP too low and just not worth it)
Modified Rating: 1.8/5 (Although it's almost a guaranteed Status attack, still not worth it)
Draft Rating: 3.0/5 (Status can be a killer in Draft!)


This thing is actually not as bad as I first thought. I just wouldn't play it in a Grass deck, per se.

In standard, it's not great, because it will probably get ER'd before you can get enough Water on it to be useful. The second attack is not bad, but would be better if you could choose Paralyzed. Still, a 75(?)% chance of Confusion/Poison is good. One per deck, again, hurts it. But it's not something you'd want 4 of anyway. I'm going to say a 2/5. Almost average, but 50 HP and rainbow requirements hose it.

In modified, hoo boy. This thing goes well into Feraligatr. You load 3 or 4 Water onto it, send it out, heal something, then next turn(if it's alive) do a retreat mombo with a Cleffa to put water in the discard for more damage. Ouch. If you give it a couple Rainbows, it's mirror match tech. Trés ownage. 3/5

In limited, it's not bad here, either. The first attack is good if you're drafting Water, and the second is good if you're drafting Grass or Psychic. With the cash value and "bomb" factors, it's a solid 3.5/5. Would have been closer to a 4 if it could paralyze. But still good.


Shining Celebi fits in to a number of control decks. If your opponent doesn't have any Energy cards on it, it probably doesn't matter if you put a Special Condition on it or not. But if it has a couple of Energy cards on it, you have a pretty decent chance of putting the Special Condition of your choice on it. This would be a fun card to play. The energy requirements are not too bad. This could see play.

Standard: 2.6/5
Modified: 3.5/5
Draft: 4.75/5

Lord Gothmog

Can't... review... any... more... shining........... -_-

I don't like this card, the only shining I see worthwhile is the mewtwo.

Standard rating: 1/5
Modified rating: 1/5
Limited rating: 5/5 "I don't get it."


Shining Celebi

Standard: Come on, really? There is no way to build up enough Water unless it's painted by Promo Smeargle and you run a RainDance deck. Otherwise, there is no place for this Shining beacon that's easy prey. Modified: Same as in Modified, not even worth it, put it in a sleeve next to your deck for good luck or what have you, just not IN the deck mind you.

Limited: If it weren't for the 50 HP required for this bugger he'd be a real hot commodity in Draft. You can whip off most anything if you confuse them, poison them, and then stall out by healing off your bench. Pretty nasty, but what if your opponent decides not to play Energy? Poor Celebi, too good an idea to be true -_-

Standard: 1/5
Modified: 1/5
Limited (Draft): 3.6/5 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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