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Jynx - Level 23

Pojo's Average Rating -
Unlimited: 2.15 (based on 5 reviews)
Modified: 2.75
(based on 5 reviews)
Draft: 3.30
(based on 4 reviews)
Reviewed May 21, 2002

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


Here it is! The card that is going to change the Metagame!

OK, not really. Still, Jynx is a decent, middle of the road Pokemon. Nowhere near fast enough for Unlimited, however. Will it find any playtime in the new Modified? Eh, not too much. One energy for an average of 10 and then 3 energy to do big damage only to a Pokemon that is already hurting. It is weak in the early game and when it is really strong, a little finesse could do the job better.

Still, a good Draft pick! In that format, Pokemon stand toe to toe and slug it out. Jynx will get to Meditate there!

Unlimited: 2.25/5
Modified: 2.75/5
Draft: 4.25/5



She's coming back as a rare in LC. Kinda weird considering it wasn't really a good card to begin with. 70HP is the magical number for a Basic. The attacks are decent as well.

Double Slap is okay as it does an average of 10 damage for one energy. Fair enough.

Meditate is a nice attack. It has the potential to do LOTS of damage but it can also only do as little as 20 damage.

On average, she qualifies as a Hay Pokemon. A bit inconsistent for my taste though.

In Unlimited, she's not really playable. Why? There are just too many Psychic Resistant Pokemon like Sneasel, Clefable and Chansey... =/

In Modified, it's pretty decent. Especially since Crobat is quite popular now. However, if you want a good RELIABLE Psychic Hay, you can't go wrong with MP Mewtwo. ~_^

In Draft, she has lots of HP and the attacks are pretty good. Definitely a high pick.

Unlimited Rating: 2/5 (Too many Psychic Resistant Pokes out there...)
Modified Rating: 2.5/5 (Decent, but MP Mewtwo is much better...)
Draft Rating: 4/5 (My kind of card to draft! High HP Basic with decent attacks...)

John Hornberg

Jynx 23 base rare psychic

Jynx was a fairly used basic pokemon, until Movie Promo Mewtwo made this guy look sad. In truth, though, Base Set Jynx is a solid pokemon, who has many uses. 70 HP is good for a basic pokemon, and having the possibility of 20 damage on turn one is okay.

Double Slap is flimsy, but workable since it's only for one psychic energy.

Meditate is fun, punishment for taking damage... A decent attack, but this is the big question mark for this card. At PPC for 20+, it's not exactly amazing. Still, I'd use it.

In Standard, Movie Promo Mewtwo every time over this... a 2.

In Modified, more of a possibility, because more pokemon have low HP. A hesitant 3 here, because if he does make it here, we'll have to see how good he is.=

Lord Gothmog

Arg! Reprinted as a RARE! I mean, it's an okay uncommon, but geez... In unlimited, if we could go back in time to 1999, it's playable.

Sadly(not), this is not possible. As it is, Sneasels, Chanseys, Fables, and the occasional Wiggly are dancing around like lemurs on tranquilizers, laughing at Base Jynx. Too much psychic resistance to be useful. 1.9/5

In modified, especially when Rocket and Gym rotate out, it's not terrible. Resistance is pretty much Murkrow and Miltank. And, with gigantic Stage 2s running around, Meditate is a powerful attack. It rocks a Gatr with 5 damage or more, one hit. I can see using it, even if it is the ugliest Pokemon in the entire world. 2.9/5

In limited, it's a good psychic basic. 70 HP, 1 energy attack, and Meditate. Good pick. 3.5/5



Unlimited: Well, the fact that it hasn't seen play in a while, I don't think re-introducing it would make much of a difference. SwordDancer died a while back in Unlimited, it's almost impossible to see it come back.

Modified (Neo): With the possibility of Psychic making a come back in the Neo-Modified circuit, Jynx could possible become a powerhouse combo with the Promo Scyther that recently came out. SwordDancer again? No, not really.

TriX are possible but not against big Evolutions from the Neo Blocks. Hmm, Smoochum anyone ;.)

Draft: A nice Basic and all, in Base Set 2 Draft it could work real well. In Base Set Draft it doesn't compete as much as your Growlithe combos with Computer Search. And in Legends, I consider it might end up the same. Not an impact but a card to make sure you know who got because if it powers up their might be problems.

Unlimited: 1.5/5
Modified: 2.4/5
Draft: 2.4/5 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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