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Pojo's Pokemon Card of the Day

 

Night Maintenance

Diamond & Pearl Mysterious Treasures

 

Date Reviewed: 09.06.07

Ratings & Reviews Summary
Unlimited: 2.00
Modified: 4.00
Limited: 4.00

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


Raichu88
My name is Night Maintenance
I shuffle back cards in your Deck
Pokemon and even Energy cards
You might wanna check

Unlimited: Town Volunteers is IMO still the best replenish card there is.

Rating : 1/5

Modified: Now that Holon Farmer is gone this is the only card (aside from Time Space Distortion) that can replenish cards from your Discardpile into your Deck. Being a Trainer card is also real nice since it doesn’t waist your supporter for that turn. For example you can Night Maintenance and then do Holon Mentor to get it back.

Rating : 4/5

Limited: With a 40 card Deck replenishing is good so yeah take it.

Rating : 5/5
 

Greenzan
goose
Night Maintenance MT

To the reader: Hello. Today’s COTD is one that many, many (Almost every) deck will play as long as there isn’t a better replacement in the new sets. The prospect of getting pokemon back from the discard without cost rocks, not only do that, but it can bring back a combination of 3 pokemon and energies. This thing is like Holon Farmer, just without the cost.

Pros –
Bring KOed pokemon back into your deck
Non – supporter

Cons –
They go into the deck, not your hand

Unlimited – No, you don’t need this here 1/5

Modified – It will replace Holon Farmer once it rotates out (If it rotates out) 3.5/5

Limited – It doesn’t matter, because you will usually never see the pokemon you bring back again. 2.5/5

Wow, another card that is better in Modified then in Limited,

“Minds are like Parachutes. They work best when open.”
Michael from Denmark

2 worlds and 4 national finals.

Night maintenance

Im pretty sure ive senn this before.. Nigthly garbage run looks ALOT like this.
Great card in modified going to be standart in nearly any deck.
Its not a supporter which means you can shuffle your card in and then use a supporter to grab it.
i limited this is not important as youre not likely not to get your card afterwards.

classic 2
modified 4.5
limited 1.5
Otaku

Name: Night Maintenance

Set: Mysterious Treasures

Card#: 113/123

Rarity: Uncommon

Type: Trainer
Sub-Type:
None

Text: Search your discard pile for up to 3 in any combination of Pokémon and basic Energy cards.  Show them to your opponent and shuffle them into your deck.

 

Night Maintenance is basically the update to Nightly Garbage Run from way back in the original Team Rocket set.  This is hardly a bad thing: Nightly Garbage Run was more or less a staple unless your deck was almost carelessly aggressive.  Or it was until we got Town Volunteers (while it was a Supporter, it was nearly twice as effective, and of course Nightly Garbage Run wasn’t Modified-legal by then).  After this, Pokémon Retriever replaced Town Volunteers (as it had rotated out by then), and though it could only target Pokémon it was still a good choice since you had the option of shuffling three to the deck or just taking one for the hand.

 

For Unlimited play, any of the older cards are worthwhile (I didn’t mention the many Pokémon-recycling cards that aren’t).  The only potential upside to Nightly Garbage Run (over Night Maintenance) is it is a Rocket’s Secret Machine Trainer which has a few limited perks.  The others will vary in usefulness due to the design of the deck.

 

In Modified, there are few others options: we just lost Holon Farmer, and Trainer that remains Modified-legal can only fetch Energy from the discard pile.  Seeing as it is the only game in town for Pokémon and it can also do Energy, only highly specialized decks would want to run the others (and even then, would probably make room for both).

 

Ratings

 

Unlimited: 3.5/5 – A nice, solid Trainer.  Love the “infinite deck” combo one can get with this, two copies of Trash Exchange, and some luck (or more cards to lessen the luck).  Of course, few players deck out anyway.

 

Modified: 4/5 – Pokémon are so important here, and as the only remaining Trainer that can get it, it scores big.  Most decks should probably consider one copy, though few would ever need more.

 

Limited: 5/5 – Why so high?  Because in this format, decking out actually happens (though it is agonizing), and powerful 1-1-1 lines of Pokémon are played as well.  Even if you have to wait several turns to redraw the components, it is well worth doing that to retrieve your best hitter.

 

-Otaku


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