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Pojo's Pokemon Card of the Day

Dewgong - Fire Red and
Leaf Green

Date Reviewed: 10.19.04

Ratings & Reviews below

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

Thundachu Dewgong

Overview: This is one thing I have been waiting for: a holo dewgong. The PokeBody, SafeGuard, prevents all effects including damage done to Dewgong by Pokemon-EX. This is nice considering Blaziken ex, Ninetales ex, Legendary Birds-ex, and the Blastoise ex. All cant even touch this thing. Then the first attack, Cold Breath does 10 damage, plus the defending pokemon is asleep, for 1 water energy. 3 colorless does 40 damage with Aurora Beam. Weakness to Metal makes Magneton an issue, and retreat of 2 is a tad high. 80HP for a stage 1 is also a little low, but will work out.

Unlimited: 2/5

Modified: With this card being exempt from Pokemon-ex, it makes it pretty nice to use. 3/5

Draft: 4.5/5

The Bottom Line: Pretty nice and solid card with some good attacks, and the prevention of effects/damage from Pokemon-EX also good. I would definitley play it.

Dewgong is basically a Water version of Sandstorm Wobuffet, but it is inferior in every way. Sure, it has Safeguard that protects it from ex Pokemon, but other than that, it is weak for a Stage 1 and Wobuffet just does the job better, being a Basic (or evolved via Wynaut if that's more useful to the situation). Seel, it's Basic, is also a waste and exposes you to danger if that's all that you drew for your opening hand.

Unlimited: Not worth playing. 1.5/5
Modified: A little better, but still not a good choice. 2/5
Unlimited: Worth using here. If you run into an opponent that was lucky enough to pull an ex Pokemon, you could derail them with this and easily get 2+ prizes which, with Limited's 4 prize games, will take them out. 4/5

Johnny Blaze
Dewgong – I’ve been waiting for a new and improved Dewgong since the Base Set version, sadly I’m still waiting. This is a Safeguard version so similar to all of the other Safeguard Pokemon (Wobbuffet, 9Tales), this Dewgong has 80 HP and a max damage of 40 for 3.

Unlimited: 1/5 – Don’t bother here. Really the only Water deck to use in Unlimited is BS Blastoise’s Raindance and there are much better options than Dewgong to use in Raindance.

Modified: 2/5 – I still haven’t seen a really great Water deck that has enough power to dominate in Modified since Gatr. Dewgong wont be that answer. But if you are playing Water, a Dewgong here or there wouldn’t be too bad solely for its Safeguard power.

Limited: 4/5 – With a decent Seel to evolve from 1W for 30 if you flip heads, Dewgong will see its better days in draft. Its Metal weakness is non-existant in draft so you wont have to worry about that. 1W for 10 and auto sleep is good and 40 for 3 of any color Dewgong can be easily splashed. Plus with all the EX that are very playable in FR/LG, Dewgong can give those problems. A Very good card to draft and use.
Young John
Dewgong -
Unlimited: Not so hot here, not much damage really... it has little speed and little power... I guess it could be used to try and stop blastoise ex but there's better stuff for that IMO.
Well... it'll stop ex Pokemon but I think that Wobbuffet is better for that.
Limited: It's not terrible here, nice damage, nice HP and it'll stop those big exs that people get lucky to draft.
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