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Holon’s Castform

EX Holon Phantoms


Date Reviewed: 04.24.06

Ratings & Reviews Summary
Unlimited: 2
Modified: 4
Limited: 5

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


Name: Holon’s Castform

Set: EX Holon Phantoms

Card#: 44/100

Rarity: Uncommon

Type: Colorless

Stage: Basic

HP: 50

Weakness: Fighting

Resistance: None

Retreat: C

Attack: (C) Delta Draw

Count the number of Pokémon you have in play that has δ on its card.  Draw up to that many cards.


Text: You may attach this as an Energy card from your hand to 1 of your Pokémon that already has an Energy card attached to it.  When you attach this card, return an Energy card attached to that Pokémon to your hand.  While attached, this card is a Special Energy card and provides every type of Energy but 2 Energy at a time. (Has no effect other than providing Energy.)


Attributes: Holon’s Castform is a Basic Pokémon with no Evolutions.  It is a Colorless Pokémon, which isn’t really a bad or good thing.  It also has 50 HP, which is a tad low for a Basic that can’t further Evolve.  The Fighting Weakness is common though potentially deadly as Fighting Pokémon often specialize in quick, inexpensive damaging attacks.  No Resistance is a tad disappointing but not hugely disappointing and a Retreat Cost of just one Energy seems to be the standard for Basics anymore and is pretty good as it’s easy to pay.


Not bad Attributes, but definitely not what will get this played.


Abilities: Delta Draw is a solid attack if you run at least a few Pokémon δ.  If you run almost exclusively that, then it can be a fantastic opening attack, allowing you to draw up to 5 cards for a single Energy.


However, the real reason this will see play is that it has an additional effect: it may be attached from hand as an Energy card.  Doing so requires the Pokémon that receives it already has at least one Energy card attached, because you have to send on back when you attach this.  It’s worth it though: it provides two of any Energy type, just like Holon’s Magneton and Holon’s Electrode.  While not very important to many Pokémon, it’s fantastic for Pokémon-ex and Basic Pokémon, as they can’t use Double Rainbow Energy.  You won’t come out Energy ahead in terms of quantity, but in terms of quality it’s great.  Well, unless you bounced a Darkness Energy or Metal Energy card.  Quite nice to reuse other Special Energy cards, though.


Simply put, the Energy effect is wonderful and the attack actually means its okay for some decks if this little fellow is unfortunately the only Basic Pokémon in your opening hand… and is forced to start.


Uses and

Combinations: As a Basic Pokémon, there are many ways to get this into your hand, including several attacks and Trainers.  What compensates for occasionally being forced to start with it in a deck without Pokémon δ is that it’s easier to search out than its fellows: Holon Mentor can grab three of them!  That has to be nice for a deck like LBS.




Unlimited: 2/5 – Energy Removal can unfortunately remove this in one shot, but if you really want to play a Pokémon-ex or other no Double Rainbow Energy-target in this format, this might be the only way to power it up decently and quickly.


Modified: 4/5 – Not a must have for all decks, but for many, it will likely replace Holon’s Electrode unless the risk of being forced to open with it ends up being truly devastating.


Limited: 5/5 – There is an exception to my “perfect” score: if you are running a deck with no Pokémon δ that uses a single Energy Type.  Otherwise, it will make juggling multiple Energy types easier, and even though there are a few ways to provide for Dark and Metal Energy requirements doesn’t mean this is any less useful as yet another way.



A wonderful card with many uses, I strongly encourage you to trade for them if you can.  I wouldn’t go too crazy, as it is just an Uncommon, but at the same time it is a very, very good Uncommon, not unlike Rare Candy.




Holon's Castform

another holon pokemon, another worthless card here in unlimited. Delta pokemon are still not good here, so it's attack won't have much use. I guess you only want it for energy purposes, but use holon's magneton/trode. You never have to play those as pokemon.

Decent starter if you're playing a delta deck, the attack is pretty poor worded, I'm not sure whether you get to draw a card for Castform itself. (it does have a delta symbol, but it isn't a delta pokemon).
anyway, it's nice. It has a lot of uses, if you draw into them late game, just use them as energy. (or draw if you still need it) Also, if you need energy AND basic pokemon, just use mentor/lanette. pretty nice and definitely a great starter in delta decks, especially after the rotation.

Great as a lot of pokemon in this set are delta. this will be great early game so you can get your evolutions out fast, and also useful lategame as you can use it for 2 of ANY energy.

My name is Holon Castform
When it’s rainy I transform
I give you all some rainbow
After a day full of storm

Unlimited: Nope you don’t really need it in here

Modified: Nice but has a few problems (like what if you start with Castform). So if

you want to use a DRE like Pokemon use magneton or Electrode cause they aren’t basics wich means you can’t start with them.

Rating : 2/5

Limited: Any draw and energy combo is good here YEAH

Rating : 5/5

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