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Fire Red and Leaf Green
& Reviews below
Ratings are based
on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating.
Overview: I was really disappointed when I got the LeafGreen
deck and found this card in it. It sucks. The first attack,
Poison Sting does 20 damage and poisons the defending pokemon,
for 1 grass energy. Thats really the only playable thing about
this card. The second attack, Link Needle does a solid 50, plus
30 more damage for every Beedrill in play, not including the
active. 3 for 50 sucks. Weakness of fire makes Blaziken an
issue, but the no retreat and 90HP is pretty nice.
Unlimited: Pass. 1/5
Modified: There are much better Grass pokemon in the forrest...
Beedrill is a sweet little card. (Did
I just say "sweet"??!!)
Auto Poison along with 20 damage for ONE energy!
50 or 80 or even 110 damage that is easily attained for three
Double Rainbow energy is a minor drawback here. With it you can
do a consistant 70 or 100 damage on turn two with no drawback.
OK, so it has a weakness to fire and 90 HP is a bit low for a
Overall, though, this is a great card and very playable.
Unlimited: It has problems in Unlimited, but the good one energy
attack and free retreat help out. It's not hopeless here. 3.2/5
Modified: I expect to see decks built around this. 4.0/5
Limited: The big problem here is in trying to get a buildable
evolution line in your deck. If you can get it out, it's a game
winner, but as a foil Stage 2, you'll only have one in your deck
and probably only one Kakuna... because of that, I'll only give
it a 3.5/5 On the other hand, if you get it early or are able to
grab enough Kakuna, take this card!
Beedrill – I’ll keep with my same
review as before for those that may have missed it.
Possible 140 damage on turn 3 or 130 Turn 2 if you run DRE. You
have to get extremely lucky to pull that one off. Either way it
is a decent card for all those Speedrill lovers out there. Its
1st attack is decent too. 1G for auto poison and 20 damage. It
lost its Fighting resistance which is a bad thing.
Unlimited: 2.5/5 – Here with DCE you can pull off a Turn 2 140
with a bunch of Breeders.
Modifed: 2.5/5 – Speedrill may make a comeback so watch out.
Just kiddin. Fire is still popular (even with Blastoise). But if
you can manage to keep 4 Beedrills in play then 140 with 90 HP
isn’t too bad.
Limited: 3/5 – Chances are you wont be drafting more than 1
Beedrill so Link Needle will only be doing 50. But 3 for 50 in
draft is pretty decent and his 1st attack is decent also in
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