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This card is only useful in decks that run 2 or more different
types of Pokemon and in those decks it is a great card for getting
basics into play. If your having a hard time getting Fan Clubs
would recommend using this card if you run at least two types of
Pokemon. In decks that use only one type there is much better
With all the search you shouldn't need this card to get out
basics. It could be useful if you run low basics and several
types. It may be a good combo card for beat down Sneasal decks to
help make "Beat Up" more effective, if you run a couple different
types in your deck.
Most draft decks are at least two types and would make this card
very playable. I would use this card to be sure to get out the
basics, I wanted powered up fast.
Since I have been informed that some
people dislike my excessive spoilers (and sometimes I hate them
to-I type them myself, not just cutting and pasting), but a proper
Spoiler is nice since I don’t know if
a) This website is friendly to a
text-based browser (which I keep forgetting to check),
b) more importantly, if it is to the
various text-reading programs that I know some visually impaired
people use to “read” the text on websites, and
c) when I do it right (*sweeps Wailord ex
review under rug with foot*), it helps me make less mistakes
like I have noticed we reviewers seem to inevitably make, like
what energy Manectric grabs (*sits on rug), helps me think
up combos, etc. (and that’s why cutting and pasting doesn’t due),
or that Aerodactyl’s Poké-Body affects only affects your opponent
and not you (which I did when I first wrote up my review).
Name: Lanette’s Net Search
Type: Trainer (Supporter)
Text: You can play only one
Supporter card each turn. When you play this card, put it next to
your Active Pokémon. When your turn ends, discard this card.
Search your deck for up to 3 different types of
Basic Pokémon cards (excluding Baby Pokémon), show them to your
opponent, and put them into your hand. Shuffle your deck
Hmmm… good thing Lanette keeps her
screen all nice and shiny, or else she wouldn’t even be visible on
her own card. ;)
*dodges rotten fruit* Hey, at
least it wasn’t a pun! Say, where do you get that fruit?
Uses/Combinations: A little
competition for Pokémon Fan Club (which let’s you bench two
Pokémon from your deck). Get three Basic (non-Baby) Pokémon, and
then if you want, bench them. Now, I looked it up on the
Compendium, and here is what it says on Lanette:
== LANETTE'S NET
Lanette's Net Search says to "search your deck for up to three
different types of Basic Pokemon cards excluding Baby Pokemon".
Does the phrase "Baby Pokemon" only refer to older babies (like
Neo series), or does it also apply to newer cards with the "Baby
Evolution" Poke-POWER on them?
A. The new "Baby" Pokemon are written as Basic Pokemon. "Baby
Pokemon" refers to older cards as they have been printed. Basics
that have the PokePower "Baby Evolution" are Basics and not Baby
Pokemon, even if other cards of the same name are considered Baby
Pokemon. (Sep 11, 2003 PUI Rules Team Meeting)
Q. When using Lanette's Net Search, what does the word "types"
mean in this? Does that mean different names or different types as
in fighting, colorless, etc?
A. Lanette's Net Search refers to "type", meaning Fighting,
Lightning, Colorless, etc. (Sep 25, 2003 PUI Rules Team Meeting)
Q. With Lanette's Net Search, if I'm looking for pokemon of three
different types (i.e. water, grass, psychic), can I choose pokemon
of different types but with the same name (i.e. Fighting Kabutops
and Water Kabutops)?
A. Kabutops is not a Basic Pokemon. However, if there is a Basic
Pokemon with two different types (like Grass Exeggcute & Psychic
Exeggcute), you could retreive each of them. (Sep 25, 2003 PUI
Rules Team Meeting)
I haven’t seen a lot of the WotC
Babies being used in Modified, so the non-Baby practically
meaningless in that format (and as the ruling states, new
"pre"-evolutions-like Pichu- from Nintendo sets are treated as
“normal” Basic Pokémon). Very few situations where benching a
Pokémon from the deck will be more useful than having it go to
hand (Dark Macargo’s Pokémon Power-Hot Plate, I think-and Rocket’s
Minefield Gym are the main things I thought of). The big concern
is the clause requiring they be different "types", which is
significant, but does not render the card useless. Most major
decks seem to be at the very least Colorless/X, where the
Colorless is something like a Delcatty and the “X” is a colored
type. In Unlimited, this may be more of a problem (diversity
tends to depend upon Baby Pokémon). This is an excellent card for
gathering any “off-color” basics added to a modified deck for type
matching (a common practice). Also, getting at least one of
exactly what you want of a restricted card-type is usually more
effective than generic draw card (note I said at least one,
not just one). This probably will replace Pokémon Fan Club
in Modified. Thinning your deck by a few cards will also make
large scale drawing more effective too. The main concern for this
card is Pokémon-based competition: SS Wynaut and Dunsparce are
surprisingly handy, and will only use up an attack instead of a
Supporter. Early game, that’s a good deal. Really, not much more
to say about this card: if it wasn’t a Supporter, it might be
something special, but it does just enough to make it worth
considering over the alternatives in Modified).
1.75/5-most basics are also “Babies”, and the remaining basics
tend to all match more often than not (4 Sneasels =P). Nice for a
few decks though, since Supporters are more or less “just another
Modified/2-on-2: 3/5-This is
probably one of the better ways of getting basics out. Being a
Supporter means that it competes with all the large scale draw
power, and that draw power is the preferred way of getting
Basics out. In a more or less mono-color deck, PFC wins hands
down, but for the other decks, not having to bench automatically
means that in more “colorful” decks, this is worth a look.
Limited: 4.5/5-Any draw/search
power is good in draft… and this is from a set notoriously lacking
in (Trainer) draw power. Also, a good draft deck is usually 3
types anyway; one main type, one supporting type, and usually one
“anti-type” (something added to counter another Pokémon type).
Today's CotD is Lanettes Net
Search. What a nice idea to make a tonguetwister card that's
impossible to say, and that your opponent will be looking at you
funny for actually saying it...
Lanette's Net Serach
Supporter Card --- You can only play one supporter a turn. When
you play it, put it next to your active Pokemon and discard it and
the end of the turn you played it.
Search your deck for up to three basic Pokemon of different types
and put it on your bench. Then shuffle your deck afterwards.
So this card is basically a Dunsparce with 50 less hp, 1 less
retreat, no weakness, no attacks, and a worse effect. It looks
like a good card on first sight, but then again you can only
search for different types. Decks like Blaziken which are mono
color decks don't make good use of this card. The fact that this
card is a supporter also hurts the card because you can't play
another supporter that turn. In many situations you need that one
card to pull you ahead in the match, but this card just deadlocks
There are other cards that can be a replacement to this card. One
card that comes into mind is Pokemon Fan Club from Aquapolis that
works really well in swarming decks like Swampert. Dunsparce is a
better option because it allows you to search for 3 basics of ANY
type, even though it is a waste of bench space. I don't see much
use for this card in any constructed format, though if you draft
it in sealed, you can get a lot from it.
Today my review is short, because I don't see any reason for this
review to be any longer. This is a plain trainer card that I see
little combo with, unless there is some great uprising of
multicolor swarm decks, this card can stay in the binder, (or in
my case, box).
Unlimited: If anything, use Pokemon Fan Club, this card just
doesn't make it through the first round. There aren't many
supporters in this format, meaning it cuts into your deck space
and doesn't cut into your supporter per turn rule. 1/5
Modified: Modified finds no room for this card. I don't think
anyone would play this card, but some people run multicolors with
ex pokemon and cards like slaking. Slaking is the only deck that I
see this card being a vital tool. Generally, in many other
archtypes there is no reason to play this card, and competing with
Copycat, Juggler, Oak's Research, etc. just puts a dead end to the
future of this thing. 2.5/5
Limited/Draft: Not a bad card indeed. Draft decks are generally
multicolor and you usually have an energy in hand that you need to
attach but can't find the right Pokemon to attach to. That happens
a lot of the time, and other times you need basics to evolve from.
Well, this card gets a high rating here for its veraility, and for
the low aobut of trainers, especially supporters, in sandstorm.
Thanks for reading, and I didn't find much to write today, so I'll
keep to shorter than normal.
PS: In case anyone wants to contact me, my screen name for AOL is
puppeh2034. It was Aznpsych515 (which some of you know me as), but
I changed it recently, and I just wanted to get the word out.
Lanette's Net Search
Advantages: You get to search your deck for 3 Basics. This is an
advantage over Pokemon Fan Club, as more is always better.
You get to put those Basics into your hand. Man, how I've WISHED I
could take PFC and not put those Basics onto my bench, either
because it wasn't time yet, or I still needed them for some other
card combo. This helps to solve that problem.
Disadvantages: Supporter rule. Duh, duh, duh. I just thought it
was worth mentioning.
You have to search for 3 DIFFERENT Basics. This is HUGE. You
cannot swarm with Basics like PFC allows you to. Also, it forces
you to play more than one main evolution line in order to get the
deck working. Because of this, this card will never be as powerful
Unlimited: There are better searchers out there that DON'T require
you to use a Supporter. Also, with the insane amount of speed in
Unlimited, you really can't afford to use your Supporter on
something this weak. Usually, either Town Volunteers or Copycat
will be your Supporter for the turn. 1.25/5
Modified: Not bad, but not all that great. PFC is better, just
because of the "different" clause. If you are playing with
multiple evolution lines, or if you need a timing combo, this
could work, but I think that PFC is better. 2.5/5
Limited: AMAZING!!!!! AWESOME!!!!!!!!! This card is a first-pick
draft choice, mostly because you will play AT LEAST 3 different
Basics in your deck, if not more. In Draft, it becomes even more
powerful, because you really don't know what your opponents have,
nor do you have a chance to draw anything else. Never pass up
ANYTHING that will definitely help your opponent, and this is one
of those cards. 5/5
More Supporters, Oh Boy! I couldn't
tell you how much I love Supporters even if I wanted to. So
what, is Lanette like finding Pokemon on the Internet or
something? I think Nintendo can come up with something better
than that. Have you ever seen Ash with a Lap Top mid battle?
Unlimited- In a nutshell, Lany's
Search isn't too bad. Picks up your Sneasel, Syther, and
Electabuzz all in one shot, which is nice, all for the cost of a
measly Supporter card. Cards that you shouldn't even be playing
in Unlimited. Too bad you can't get that Cleffa that wasn't in
your opening hand. Well you can't win 'em all, or can you? All
in all, not a bad card. 3.25/5 here.
Modified- I'm not sure about this
here. While it helps get your evo line started and possibly even
pick up a Big Basic to back you in the process of building. So
far, not too bad. On the other hand, Lany's Search is a
Supporter so it has to fight for a deck spot with lot's of other
Supporters. Could work nice in a little Ex Poke Haymaker, but I
don't know why you would play one of those. 2.75/5
Limited- Trainers, good. Draw of
some sort, good. Supporter, not so good. Look at it this way, if
you draft this, you have a card that your opponent probably
doesn't have. This let's you build faster or recover more
quickly, which gives you an edge on your opponent, which then
could quite possibly give you the win. All in all, a 3.5/5 here.
Now, today we review Lanette's
Net Search from the Sandstorm Expansion! Is it the new Fan Club,
or just a cheap imitation? We must be the judges my friends, of
this true embodiment of 1337, t3h c0/\/\9U73r /\/3r|) X).
It can be good, but you'll be filling your bench a lot faster with
actual card drawing like Oak and Copycat. Also, babies are still
popular in many unlimited decks, so you won't be getting more of
them out. =/
I personally like Fan Club more (and use it more often). Although
you might want to evolve, say, a Wynaut into a Wobbuffet, more
often than not, the Fan Club will be better just for the ability
to pull ANY two basics/babies.
HOWEVER, the card itself is quite solid. Just remember that it is
not, by any means, the only worthwhile supporter. In a format that
plays 10-16 per DECK, be very careful about the amount of this you
Limited (4/5): Now, this is a good card, but I'd much rather take
one strong Pokemon over the mere potential of getting out three
decent Pokemon. However, since you normally play 2-4 types
(colorless included) in Draft, then this thing is made much
better! If you're playing Sealed, however, then you have no
worries; you're stuck with it, so you might as well play it ;P
"The Cabal is here, and everywhere."
One of the best cards for Unlimited, that we have seen in a while.
Unlimited- Move over Pokemon fan club. We have a pokemon search
engine that isn't a supporter AND gives you 3 pokemon instead of
2! With tyrogue, cleffa, sneasel, and other possible TeCH of
various types, Lanettes Net Search gets you the 3 pokemon easily.
Modified- This isn't as good here. Nothing abuses the bench
advantage, but a free search never hurt anyone, unless it was
Pokemon March, which possibly could hurt you. Using Net Search
here will only help if you're trying to pull off a Haymaker-type
Draft- I drafted this before, and its great! Giving you the
search you want to get a specific basic out, whether it be a
staller, hitter, or a corresponding basic pokemon to an evolution
you've got. This really sets up the cards in your favorite.
2 vs. 2- Since this format usually uses a combination team in
some way or another. It's more likely that you will want to use
more than one type to begin with.
Multiplayer- It all depends on your playing style here, just as
Hmm… I have mixed
feelings about this card.
Fan Club has
always been the basic-searching card. This card searches for three
basics instead of two like Fan Club does, but it has a restraint;
three separate types of basics.
So, this card is
particular to certain decks, like azumarrill/scizor, scepticenter
(yay!), and ex haymaker, where it can be used to full
potential. In an ex haymaker, this and lady outing can be
used to get pretty much everything you need. I think this card
really strengthens ex haymaker, letting the deck do
something more like a 2-2-2-2 line of ex’s, instead of a
3-3-3-3 line, leaving for room for powerful trainers such as ER2,
strength charm, moomoo milk, and some tm’s.
Unlimited: 1/5 –
Regular haymaker speed tech? I’ll keep oak, comp search, elm, fan
club, and bill instead.
Modified (You all
know it’s eon by now ^_^ ): 3/5 – Above mentioned.
2 on 2: 3.2/5 –
Same as modified…..Might need a bit more speed here though, so
consider it a little stronger.
Draft: 4/5 –
Lesson #1: In draft, if you pull a draw power card, please stand
up, get everyone’s attention, and then say with utmost kindness,
“Haha. I will pwn you all because I just picked draw power.”
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