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Dark Forretress
Neo Destiny

Pojo's Average Rating -
Unlimited: 2.13 (based on 3 reviews)
Modified: 3.18
(based on 3 reviews)
Draft: 2.93
(based on 3 reviews)
Reviewed March 28, 2002

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


Dark Forretress

In Modified, this card is REALLY good against Gatr, but that's about it. You can power it up in 2 turns and send it out on a kamikaze attack against ANY Gatr stages and it will KO it. Pretty good considering you're only sacrificing 4 cards (Pineco + Forretress + 2 Grass) for 6 cards (Dile + Croc + Gatr + 3 Water). That's card and an extra turn advantage right there. The problem with this card is, it's only good against Gatr. It can't really win you games against any other decks unless you use it to win 2nd turn. If you're planning on playing Dark Forretress, you HAVE to play it with Rocket's Hideout. That way, you MIGHT be able to use the attack twice if you have Focus Band on it. It's too bad there's no Defender in Modified...

In Unlimited, there are a lot of better choices if you simply want to do 60 damage on the 2nd turn. Sneasel and Wiggly are a lot better than this guy. I rather use Chansey as well. However, considering you don't need any Special Energy cards OR any dreaded FLIPS, this card has some potential...

In Draft, this guy can really win you the game if your opponent can't bench any Pokemon. 2nd turn 60 damage is really deadly. You might even be able to use Armor Up first in draft!

Unlimited Rating: 3.1/5 (60 damage on 2nd turn is always good)
Modified Rating: 4.1/5 (Only because it's really good against Gatr! ~_^)
Draft Rating: 3.3/5 (Again, it can make it a really short game for you...)


Now this is interesting. I don't know if it's dependable enough to play, but at least it's interesting. Armor Up gives Dark Forretress a Focus Band effect for a full 2 turns, your opponent's AND your next turn! So, if you also put a Focus Band on this puppy, he can Explode himself and the Defending Pokemon for a number of turns without getting himself Knocked Out! Just don't flip too many tails. In reality, you'll probably only get one or two explosions out of him. But if all you want to do is take out a Gatr, he just might fit the bill!

Unlimited: Low HP and Gust of Wind will wet his powder. 1.3/5

Modified: Main use as TecH. As a Stage 1, your mileage may vary. 2.25/5

Draft: Will either win a game for you, or lose it. Careful! 2.5/5


Well, I see what the pokemon company was trying to do... being anti-gatr and everything, but WHAT is THAT?

Armor Up is sorta lame, and GG for 60 is broken... but you kill yourself. Hmmm... tit for tat, only think of it this way. Their focus bands always get heads. It's a fact of life. So... its just a resignation. =\

Don't play him... despite what wizards tells you to. Tell all your friends to play him, but don't play him yourself.

Standard Rating: 2/5
Modified Rating: 3.2/5
Draft Rating: 3/5 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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