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Pojo's Pokemon Card of the Day
EX Unseen Forces
& Reviews Summary
Ratings are based
on a 1 to 5 scale.
1 being the worst. 3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
If you find the review is too long, skip straight to the
Ratings and Summary!
EX Unseen Forces
Attach Solid Rage to 1 of your Evolved Pokémon (excluding
Pokémon-ex) that doesn’t already have a Pokémon Tool
attached to it. If the Pokémon Solid Rage is attached to is
a Basic Pokémon or a Pokémon-ex, discard Solid Rage.
Solid Rage is a Trainer, and the last card to be reviewed
this week. It is a Pokémon Tool from EX Unseen Forces, of
course, as that was this week’s theme. Trainer denial is
moderately popular in Modified and extremely common in
Unlimited, but all Trainers are hit that hard, so it’s not going
to drop the score: just remember to use common sense. What does
help is that Pokémon Tools activate after they are already in
play, and that means that if you can drop them into play before
the assorted Trainer prohibiting cards hit the field, they’ll
work fine. Sadly, this too comes with a downside: since they
remain in play, there are specific cards that can target them –
like Ancient Technical Machine (Ice) – that aren’t
currently seeing a lot of play.
is restricted to use by Evolved Pokémon that aren’t Pokémon-ex.
This is obviously a negative thing in that your options are
lessened, but hopefully it will compensate by being more
that Nintendo is learning how many rule lawyers play this game,
once again the card states that if the Pokémon it is attached to
stops being a non-Pokémon-ex or and Evolution, it gets
discarded. Yes, still a lot of cutting and pasting, but it’s
the only way I can get these done in time: it’s a very busy week
and I still have an exam to go.
Simply put, this is a double Strength Charm that doesn’t
go away but has no effect if you are winning. That is, if you
have more Prize cards left than your opponent, the equipped
Pokémon will do 20 more damage with their attacks against the
opposing Active Pokémon. This seems a nice, solid ability.
Solid Rage won’t make it easy to turn around a losing
game, but if you have a deck designed around just staying a
little bit behind the opponent with a final, turn around, it
looks good. Think of things like perhaps Electrode ex
(used to power a legal target for Solid Rage). It can
also be useful as a bit of surprise TecH. Just build on what we
already have. Let the opponent KO your “opening” Pokémon that
should be meant to help you set up. Slap a Scramble Energy
and Solid Rage on a legal target, perhaps use a Pow!
Hand Extension if you can/need to, and watch the opponent’s
one prize lead become a likely deficit. Like Scramble Energy,
it makes decent insurance.
1.5/5-Most attackers are Basics in this format, and we have
Plus Powers anyway.
3.5/5-If you can make room, a single copy might be nice for some
decks. If you already were running two or three Strength
Charm, just swap this in for one. Some decks can really
capitalize upon it, and in those decks it is pretty sweet.
4/5-Like Energy Root, it can almost be a “half stage” of
Evolution: hitting for 20 points more of damage. Unlike
Energy Root, this one is only when you’re behind, so it
definitely is just vital insurance and not a long term plan.
Scramble Energy and Pow! Hand Extension, Solid
Rage is an “insurance” card. Rarely will a deck rely on
maxing it out, or even running it in more than a “TecH
capacity. But having it in your deck is incredibly useful, and
unlike Scramble Energy, Solid Rage doesn’t look
easy to abuse: extra damage is extra damage, but it’s not as
potent as going from having no Energy to three of any type
I'm R-Pac and this will be my first COTD review :) So,
just so all y'all know - im only an unlimited player, so
that's all my review will cover.
Well, since this is my first COTD review, here's a lil
bout me. I'm attending college for psychology and
sociology and will hopefully graduate in two years. I
love God and I love my girl Kayla (she's the other one
in the picture if it got put up). I've played Poke off
and on for about 5 years or so now i guess, which takes
us to the review...
Today's card is Solid Rage from EX Unseen Forces... and
thus, this will be a short review :-\
Basically, you can't use Solid Rage unless you attach it
to an evolved Poke that isn't an EX and it even has a
little blocker in there to ensure that it gets discarded
if the Poke becomes an EX or basic. So how much does
this affect the unlimited environment? Zilch. Sorry, but
this card will probably see as much play as a Shining
Charizard in this arena. Think about the plethora of
evolved Pokes used in unlimited. Got all 3 in mind yet?
Blastoise, Vileplume EX, and Slowking. So, we can
disregard Vileplume EX cause the card can't be attached
to him, so we have Blastoise and Slowking left - both of
which are meant to be benched Poke Powers. So, nope - no
It is a pretty cool card though. Getting the effect of a
double plus power as long as you have more prizes than
your opponent... just wont see play here :-\
Unlimited Rating 1/5
EX: Unseen Forces 92/115 Uncommon
Trainer (Pokémon Tool)
Attach Solid Rage to 1 of your Evolved Pokémon
(excluding Pokémon-ex) that doesn't already have a
Pokémon Tool attached to it. If the Pokémon Solid Rage
is attached to is a Basic Pokémon or Pokémon-ex, discard
If you have more Prize cards left than your opponent,
the Pokémon that Solid
Rage is attached to does 20 more damage to the Active
Pokémon (before applying Weakness and Resistance).
Solid Rage is a new tool card introduced in EX: Unseen
Forces. Solid Rage
can only be attached to an evolved Pokémon that is not a
Pokémon-ex. I don’t
believe this card is going to really make a splash in
todays metagame. The
only real effective deck this can be used in is an
Electrode ex variant of
any kind because after the Extra Energy Bomb, you are
down in prizes making
Solid rage effective. I wouldn’t consider Solid Rage in
most decks. Solid
Rage is basically a mediocre Strength Charm.
EX: Unseen Forces Porygon2 is a great card with Solid
Rage. Mostly because
with the help of Scramble Energy, and if you’re behind
in prizes, Porygon2
can dish out 80 damage and confusion.
3-D Reset - As often as you like during your turn
(before your attack),
return a Pokemon Tool card attached to 1 of your Pokemon
to your hand. This
power can't be used if Porygon2 is affected by a Special
 Data Retrieval - If you have less than 8 cards in
your hand, draw cards
until you have 8 cards in your hand.
 Scramble Trip (40+) If Porygon2 has a Scramble
Energy card attached to
it, this attack does 40 damage plus 20 more damage and
the Defending Pokemon is now Confused.
Not only is Scramble Trip the only great thing, but 3-D
Reset also help
Porygon2’s greatness with Solid rage. Since Solid Rage
is attached to
Pokémon until it is Knocked Out or returned to your Hand
you can pick up a
Solid Rage on one of your weakened Benched Porygon2’s
and place it on the
active Porygom2 with a Scramble Energy attached.
Like I will usually say, Gold Berry and Focus Band will
always be the top
dogs. Solid Rage won’t be of any help in this area of
Solid Rage is only effective in a small handful of
decks. Even in the decks
it’s useful in, it won’t really help. Maybe for newer
players they should
try it out and see what they think. In the 10 and under
category, Solid Rage
is most likely popular for the younger players and
that’s ok, because
Solid Rage is quite useful in EX: Unseen Forces drafts.
Most notably in
Gligar and Hitmonchan decks, it is a very useful card
late-game when you
need the few more damage to take out the opposition.
Solid Rage is more effective in Drafts. It isn’t really
anything to worry
about in making a deck.
I hope you enjoyed my Card of the Day!
Hello fellow trainers and welcome to my first COTD,
Solid Rage from EX Unseen Forces. For starters let's see
what Solid Rage does:
Attach Solid Rage to 1 one of your Evolved Pokemon
(excluding Pokemon-ex) that doesn't already have a
Pokemon Tool attached to it. If the Pokemon Solid Rage
is attached to is a Basic Pokemon or Pokemon-ex, discard
If you have more Prize cards left than your opponent,
the Pokemon that Solid Rage is attached to does 20 more
damage to the Active Pokemon (before applying Weakness
First off, it says active, but it should say defending.
Second, obviously you're not gonna use this card if
you're used to dominating the game. However for those of
you who constantly see yourself falling behind in the
prize count this card is pretty good. It gives any
non-ex evolution 20 plus damage to all its attacks. I
know plenty of times where that extra 20 damage could've
been a real game breaker and now I'll finally get to put
it on. The only big problem I can see is that once you
get ahead of the prize count you've got a useless tool
attached to one of your pokemon and you can't exchange
it with another tool. This causes problems for people
who like to use Balloon Berry or other similar tools.
Rating: I'm gonna give Solid Rage a solid 7. No matter
what style you play 20+ damage can only help. However,
once it's on there it's really hard to get off and can
cause some bumps in your strategy.
Till next time.
First of all, I would
like to thank the Pojo Staff for letting me do the COTD...I'm
very honored, and I will do my best to be as informative
and helpful as I can be.
Now then, today’s card is Solid Rage, a Pokemon Tool
akin to Strength Charm, that it increases the attached
Pokemon’s attack by 20 (Which is 10 more than Strength
Charm). However you have to have more prizes than your
opponent to be able to benefit from Solid Rage. As It
stands, it is a fairly decent late game card that can
help you out when you are loosing and need to make one
of your attacks stronger to knock out that last Pokemon.
Of course when you have less prizes then Solid Rage
becomes dead weight. At that point it looses its appeal,
and simply becomes discard fodder for TV Reporter or
Rocket’s Mission, or simply sits on the Pokemon doing
nothing. Still, it’s a nice late game card when you need
that extra bit of power to help you knock out your
Not all decks should run Solid Rage, but there can be a
few that can benefit from having it in their deck. I can
certainly think of it being used in a Tool deck with the
new Slowking from Unseen Forces and Primape, using its
Toss attack. It gives you the option to either Toss away
Solid Rage, or use it for an additional 20 to its
So if you are looking for a decent way to help give your
Pokemon that extra punch it needs late game, then Solid
Rage is your best bet. Just keep in mind that when you
have less prizes, its simply taking up space.
Unlimited: 2/5 Better options here.
Modified: 3.5/5 Good late game Tool.
Limited: 4/5 A way to increase my attack? Yes please.
This card gives you yet another excuse to take advantage
of intentionally letting your Pokémon get KOed (e.g.
Base Set Electrode and Electrode EX), as
it works when you have more prizes left than your
If your deck is focused on attacking, play it. It helps
you even up the score when you’re behind. If you’re
running an FTK deck, it’s pretty much worthless; you’re
better of with Strength Charm or Pluspower. Keep in mind
Solid Rage only works on evolved Pokémon.
Unlimited: Pokémon EX don’t see too much play in this
format. So the restriction on EX won’t hurt you if
you’re not playing EXs. If you’re hoping
to beat down your opponent with a big basic like
Hitmonchan, this won’t help. 2/5
Limited: It’s already a really good card. So you should
definitely use it if
you draft it. If you can get an evolved Hitmonlee, its
attacks could be doing an extra 40 damage. It’s not
perfect, but pretty close… 4.7/5
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