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Dark Porygon2
Neo Destiny

Pojo's Average Rating -
Unlimited: 1.98 (based on 4 reviews)
Modified: 2.01
(based on 4 reviews)
Draft: 1.80
(based on 4 reviews)
Reviewed March 26, 2002

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


Dark Porygon2

Ah, yes, my first Neo Destiny Holo. The low HP is pretty bad for a Stage 1. None of the Porygons are really that good as well, except Cool Porygon. It's too bad Dark Porygon2 can't evolve from it. Anyways, let's look at the attack first. Curve Attack is an Agility-like attack, which is pretty good. In Standard, oops, I mean Unlimited, the attack is not really good. Why waste a DCE on this guy? In Modified, the attack does too little damage to make any impact.

The Power is really interesting though if used correctly. The ability to bring out ANY Gym in your discard pile is awesome! The best way to use this Power is to have a wide variety of Gyms in your discard pile. Some of the Gyms that work really well are Lucky Stadium, Healing Field, and Chaos Gym. During your turn, play Chaos Gym so that your opponent would have difficulty in playing his/her Trainers. Then, during your turn, use Spatial Distortion to bring back Lucky Stadium. Now, you might be able to draw a card AND you can use your Trainers freely. If you have more Dark Porygon2s, you can then even get a Healing Field out and remove some damage counters from your Pokemon. After you've done everything you need to do, use the Power one final time to bring back Chaos Gym! Now, not only your opponent can't use Lucky Stadium's and Healing Field's abilities, he/she would have to deal with Chaos Gym all over again!

Dark Porygon2 would've been much more playable if the power didn't require a coinflip. It had a lot of potential but the coinflip weakened it quite a bit.

In Unlimited, the Power could be pretty good. The ability to disrupt your opponent with Chaos Gym over and over again is just crazy! Same thing with Modified. In Draft, you probably won't be able to get a lot of Stadiums out. The attack is decent in Draft though, but the HP is still a bit low.

Unlimited Rating: 3.3/5 (The Power has some potential...)
Modified Rating: 2.8/5 (It works better in Standard because you can easily dump any Stadium you want to your discard pile) 
Draft Rating: 2.1/5


Man, this is a weak card! the only, only, only reason to play this card is for its Pokemon Power. And even that isn't really worth it. It's HP are low, it's attack is weak. OK, so it lets you pull a Stadium card out of the Discard and put it into play. This might be a nice Power for a Basic to TecH into a deck that needs a certain Stadium, but for a Stage 1, it's just not enough.

Unlimited: 1/5

Modified: 1.25/5 (Maaaaybe I could see this in a Dark Vileplume deck)

Draft: 1.5/5 (There have to be better choices in that pack of cards)

Lord Gothmog

Eh... The power is not all that great, and it's certainly not great for attacking.

In unlimited, 60 HP cards that evolve from Porygon are not high on my list. It's power is what Item Finder is for, and it's attack is a less effective version of Agility. Get in line for a slice of that pie. 1.7/5 in Unlimited. 

In modified, there is no Item Finder. Thus, Dark Porygon 2 is a little more appealing. With multiples, you can get a Healing Field, then put in a Rocket's Hideout or Chaos Gym for disrupting your opponent. Still, there are better choices. 2/5

In limited, it protects itself from Damage, which is good, and is colorless, which is also good. But it's power is not going to help much, considering that if you DO get a Stadium, it probably will stay in play. 3 energy for 20 damage is also not that great a bargain. 2.5/5


Dark Porygon2

Unlimited: The Basic is a weakling, with PlusPower in most every deck, Sneasel ruling the Jungle, and Muk being used with Clefable, this guy doesn’t see much of a chance in Unlimited play (Standard darn you! >_<). Gust of Wind, KO, are the ominous words you’d hear your opponent mutter as his Tyrogue smacks you silly upside the head after he flips Heads. Not a pretty sight with such a potent PokéPower as it has =\

Modified: Herm, how about keeping your Slowking’s or your CrowBat’s Chaos Gyms roving around whenever that Healing Fields is thrown in play so that ‘Gatr can Double Gust and whack you upside the head? Only problem is just that, they’ll take out Dark Porygon2 since it weighs in at 60 HP, a treat to most every competitive deck in Modified.

Limited: Very interesting look and feel to it in Limited play. If you are willing to take a load of Stadium use him, otherwise in Draft when a Stadium hits play it usually stays out for a while due to the lack in mass draw in Limited formats.

Unlimited (Standard): 1.9/5

Modified: 2/5

Limited (Draft): 1.5/5 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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