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Overview: wow. There is a Dark Venusaur as well? 70HP makes it the
lowest of the Venusaurs. Weakness to fire. Typhlosion, Magcargo,
Entei, etc will eat this thing in 1 hit. Retreat of 2 is ok for a
stage 2. Same as the stage 1. It's attack "Horrid Pollen" isnt
really a "Horrid attack". For 3 grass energies Flip 2 coins. If 1
is heads, the Defending Pokémon is now Asleep and Poisoned. If
both are heads, the Defending Pokémon is now Confused and
Poisoned. If both are tails, the Defending Pokémon is now
Paralyzed and Poisoned. Either way it is poisoned and does 30
damage automaticly. Nice.
Modified: It could actually be good here. 3/5
The Poke`mon Master 1110
Oh, yes. He rules. Thirty and
automatic double status effect for 3 energy is good, DONT tell me
it's not. With a Rocket's Hideout, this guy is so hard to beat
it's unbeleivable. I MIGHT even try out 2 of him and 2 Base/LC
venusaur for Energy Trans/Pokemon Center healing. It could work.
And don't forget he can use Dark energy with no drawbacks. All
Unlimited: Well, he is slow, low
HP and ER weak (although just about EVERYTHING is!) : 2/5
Modified: I don't see why he
wouldn't be playable here. Sure there are Double Gusts, but he
still is good.: 3.75/5
Limited: Mercy. If he was
legal... oh geeze. N/A
The Bottom Line: 2.75/5
It's now the turn of Dark Venusaur. A Stage 2
with 70HP, which can be pumped up to 90 with Rocket's Hideout.
It has only one attack: Horrid Pollen. For 3 Grass Energies, it
does 30 and auto-Poisons. Then you have a 50% chance of making
the Defending Pokemon Asleep, a 25% chance of making it
Paralyzed, and a 25% chance of making it Confused. Like its Dark
pre-evolution, it has a retreat cost of 2.
The Special Conditions this Pokemon is
capable of inducing are quite impressive. Note that all of these
Special Conditions can make the Defending Pokemon not attack
next turn. It's a decent card, but being weak to Fire isn't
nice, and your opponent can just be lucky by awakening
immediately or flipping heads for the Confusion check. Or, of
course, he or she can just Switch or, in some cases, retreat.
Unlimited: I don't think it's very viable
here. This format has quite a number of Pokemon with little or
no retreat (Sneasel, Murkrow, Scyther, etc.), and Switch and
Warp Energy are common too. Plus, it's not easy to setup this
Stage 2 with only 70HP and an attack which requires 3 Energies.
Modified: It's not too bad here, but it's
still not very good. Scizor will ignore the Poison inflicted by
Dark Venusaur (but you might want to play Ledian with Dark
Venusaur), although it will still become Asleep, Confused or
Paralyzed. Magcargo can easily kill Dark Venusaur. It's not easy
for Dark Venusaur to survive in this environment too.
Draft: You can't draft a promo.
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