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EX Holon Phantoms
This card stays in play when you play it. Discard
this card if another Stadium card comes into play.
If another card with the same name is in play, you
can’t play this card.
Each player’s Pokémon has δ on its card can use
attacks on this card instead of its own.
(C) Delta Call
Search your deck for a Pokémon that has δ on its
card, show it to your opponent, and put it into your
hand. Shuffle your deck afterward.
As a Stadium, this card has the potential to be very
useful, or to end up wasted with no real effect. It all
depends upon when the effect will be used: if it’s the
turn you drop it into play then it’s quite nice, as it’s
not wasted even if it is discarded by an opponent’s
Stadium next turn. It tends to be less useful if it’s
only going to aid you on the opponent’s turn, since they
can counter it at the start of their turn. Fortunately,
this is a case of the former.
While this is in play, Pokémon δ can use the Delta Call
attack printed on it, as sort of a re-usable Technical
Machine for Pokémon δ. The attack is fair: any Pokémon
δ from the deck is a good effect, especially for just
one of any Energy. The fact that only other Pokémon δ
and as always works for both players keeps it from being
Needless to say, you need to be running a good deal of
Pokémon δ in your deck for this to be worth while. If
you are running several of them, then
is excellent very early game. You aren’t apt to be
attacking for all that much damage anyway: in essence,
every Basic Pokémon δ becomes a good Pokémon for setting
up with if
is in play. After the first few turns, you can switch
to a secondary Stadium: it’s not an uncommon practice,
since we have several good supporting and disruptive
Stadiums; the disruptive Stadiums often working in a
variety of decks and against several popular mainstream
ones. In this case you could combine it with either of
stadiums or something entirely different.
1/5 – Although it is nice that it can get into play and
allow you to still set up despite all the disruption,
there are too many fast attackers to use any Pokémon δ
in Unlimited, especially since “Baby Pokémon” (those
under the protection of the Baby Rule), the preferred
Pokémon for early game, thankfully are no longer being
made and thus aren’t compatible.
3/5 – Pretty nice early game for a Pokémon δ deck, but
its only really helpful early game.
4/5 – The only downside is that it helps the opponent as
well: otherwise it allows you to get out that 1-1-1
Pokémon line that would be nearly impossible otherwise,
and if the opponent can’t mount a good offensive, maybe
A good card with a very specific use,
adds more to support to Pokémon δ, and many of them need