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on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating.
Great card. The first thing I
noticed is that he has 110 hp. That's fantastic. Energy Ball
is basically Water Gun that can use different energy types
(Insane Chao will be pleased >_<), but the second attack is what
caught my eye. 30 and auto confusion? Sweet. Even when
Confusion no longer affects retreating, you'll only have one
retreat per turn, so it can put your opponent out to deal with
it. But until we change over to the new rules, find a place
that lets you play the new stuff with the old rules and kick
butt with Lapras! On the downside, his retreat cost is high
Unlimited: He is a little too
slow in this format and doesn't do enough damage to be a
Modified: Awesome. If you play
water, defiantly consider him. 3.75/5
Limited: Take him. Don't ask
questions, just take him. And then play water in your deck.
The Bottom Line: 3.5/5
Lapras also gets the ex treatment.
Attack-wise, this Pokemon is maybe the least impressive out of
all ex Pokemon. HP-wise, it's one of the most impressive. It
gets a (deserved) 110HP, which is higher than any other ex
Pokemon except for Chansey.
Unlimited: There's a very good
reason not to play Lapras ex in this format, or indeed most
other Water Pokemon: Water is bad in Unlimited. Sure it's 110HP,
but it's also two prizes to your opponent. Not very good
considering that Rocket's Zapdos (sans Metal Energy) can still
easily OHKO it.
Modified: Lapras' only saving grace
is its very impressive HP. Other than that, Energy Ball does
only 30 at most for [2W]... very poor. And Confuse Ray does 30
and auto-confuses for [1WW]... but remember that Confusion can
now be removed by simply retreating. Lapras can be a very good
annoying staller, especially if you're playing Water... but
probably Chansey is still better at that job.
Draft: Its high HP will probably
only serve as a huge punching bag for your opponent. One that's
worth two prizes, mind you. And two prizes in Draft means HALF
your opponent's prizes. I think I wouldn't draft it even if I
was drafting Water. Some bad.
Unlimited- He will be hard to FTKO, but he will never hit for
over 20 and with so much free retreat and the new confusion rule
modification, he really cant prove worthy at all.
Modified- Since heavier retreat is a little more common he's a
little better, but Warp energy will still be here and the EX
factor drops his rating =/.
Draft- Cool here. He can hit for 10, 20, then 30 with
confusion. It builds up and can definitely take a few decent hits
with its 110 HP. I would recommend using it ASAP.
Overview: I tell you, ex pokemon might not be that good in the 2
main formats, but they have the best HP for basic pokemon since
forever. 110HP on Lapras ex is wonderful. For 1 water energy,
Water Ball (did Nintendo think "Water Gun" was over used?) does 10
damage automatically plus 10 more for each water energy not used
to pay for the attack. 20 more max. For 2 water and 1 colorless,
does 30 damage and auto confusion which is nice. Weakness to
Lightning. Beware the Pikachu!! Retreat of 3 is way to much for a
basic pokemon even if it is ex. Again, such wonderful art =p.
Unlimited: Fossil Lapras> Lapras ex 2/5
Modified: Better. 2.5/5
Draft: ALLELUIA!!! Besides that if it gets KOed your opponent
gains 2 prizes, it still 0wnz in Draft =D! 4.5/5
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