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3.60 (based on 5 reviews)
Modified: 3.45 (based on 5 reviews)
Draft: 4.40 (based on 5 reviews)
Reviewed May 8, 2002
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|Rocket Scyther is one
of the better support Basics available in Modified. It has a
decent (for Modified) HP of 60 and a one Energy attack that
gives him almost Baby-like protection. This helps stall until
you either have your strategy set up or his Blinding Scythe
attack set up. 40 for 3 energy is decent, but not outstanding.
In Unlimited, I'd prefer the Jungle version, but others do
prefer this one.
Unlimited: Not quite up to speed,
but good support in the right deck. Not splashable, like it's
Jungle cousin. 3/5
Modified: One of the best choices to support a Grass deck.
Draft: A first pick. A protective effect and Basic-killing
damage. A great combination. 4.25/5
Ahh, Rocket's Scyther. 60HP for a Basic is pretty good, it's
only 10HP short of the magical number. Shadow Images is an
amazing attack. It kinda gives Rocket's Scyther the Baby Rule. If
your opponent is bad at flipping, Rocket's Scyther might last for
a very long time while dealing lots of damage to boot. How
much damage? Let's look at the 2nd attack...
Blinding Scythe is a staightforward attack. 3 energy for 40
damage. Nothing else can be said about the attack.
In Unlimited, you have DCE so that Rocket's Scyther can
attack a turn earlier. That's an extra 40 damage!
In Modified, the lack of DCE really hurts it. However, Shadow
Images help stall for a few turns while you build up for
Blinding Scythe. Rocket's Scyther would also do 80
damage to Feraligatr, which is very nice. Add some Chaos Gyms
and your opponent would be flipping lots of coins!
In Draft, it's a high pick. 60HP, staller, and 40 damage all in
one card is great!
Unlimited Rating: 3.4/5
Modified Rating: 3.2/5 (No DCE weakens it...)
Draft Rating: 4/5
Interesting card. I believe it
would look better if there was a word balloon or sign above it in
the picture saying "Touchdown!"
In unlimited, it makes an okay basic for
grass decks. The 1 retreat and 60 HP make it less appealing than
Jungle Scyther, but Shadow Images makes it look good for stalling.
Blinding Scythe is a good attack as well. Rocket's Scyther makes a
good opening basic, provided you have something else to bench. I
have to say 2.9/5. Not really Haymaker material, and the HP and
retreat downgrade it.
In modified, it takes another turn to power,
but no energy removal makes it a good back up for Meganium, Dark
Muk, or Dark Weezing. It can do a LOT of damage to Gatr for 3
energy, no fuss. That's good in my book. 3.3/5
In limited, basics that protect themselves
and also do lots of damage are referred to as "bombs."
Rocket's Scyther is a "bomb." 4.5/5 in limited.
an awesome card. One I've continuously considered putting in my
Crobat. I seriously don't know why I don't, I mean check this
thing out! Look at it! 60 hp, which is decent. It has an awesome
first attack, and GCC for 40? Wow! This guy is definitely a good
support pokemon. In my first Crobat deck, the one I used to win
a trip to the WCSTS, I played Neo 2 Scyther. I seriously don't
get why I didn't play this instead... it overshadowed
(literally) the neo 2 scyther in every category.
3.5/5. Decent card, nice in a haymaker.
3/5. Weak against evolution, good against Gatr.
5/5. Oh man, this is an ownage draft.
A strategic and very well used Basic, Rocketís Scyther is
great to StaLL while you setup and
disrupt your opponent. This card is very multifaceted as it can
easily fit into most any deck with a Rainbow Energy and Double
Colorless, two of the most used Unlimited
cards. 40 Damage Turn 2 and constant from there on can be
deadly! And Shadow Images makes Rocketís Scyther a Baby that
canít be taken out by Dark Feraligatr. 1 Retreat is okay but
can be more than made up for.
Since we donít have regular Jungle Scyther in Modified, this
is the best substitute. He is getting some competition from the
new Promo Scyther, but my argument is this Scyther is better
because of Shadow Images. Keep him alive and donít give away a
prize, then retreat and bring up your big hitter or Double Gust.
Versatile and splashable, Rocketís Scyther has seen a lot of
play lately but sadly when Legends comes out we might not see
With Grass being one of the stronger colors because of Status
Effect running rampant in most of the attacks, if you were to
open or have Rocketís Scyther drop in your hands you
shouldnít even think it twice, take it! Shadow Imaging is
great! Loading up its attack, though, might not be. Once your
opponent gets their stuff going, your 40 damage wouldnít do as
good if they are getting higher hitting Pokťmon that can take
out Rocketís Scyther in one hit.
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