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Pojo's Pokemon Card of the Day

 

Weezing

Delta Species

 

Date Reviewed: 03.20.07

Ratings & Reviews Summary
Unlimited: 1.75
Modified: 2.60
Limited: 3.50

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


Otaku

Skip straight to the scores and summary for a concise overview.

 

Welcome to my “Liability Week”.  You may be shocked we aren’t starting with the actual EX Deoxys Weezing that has the attack, Liability.  Well, that card isn’t actually being reviewed.  Even though the week is dedicated to Liability, we are looking at the different Pokémon that combo with Liability for the OHKO.  Today we look at Weezing from EX Delta Species.  This is not the Weezing with Liability, but one that compliments it very well if you can get by running less than a full count of the other.

 

Name: Weezing

Set: EX Delta Species

Card#: 33/113

Type: Fire

Stage: Stage 1 (Evolves from Koffing)

HP: 70

Weakness: Psychic

Resistance: None

Retreat: C

Poké-Body: Body Odor

As long as Weezing is the Active Pokémon, put 1 damage counter on each of your opponent’s Pokémon that has any Poké-Bodies between turns.

Attack#1: (G) Mist Attack

Does 10 damage to each of your opponent’s Pokémon.  (Don’t apply Weakness or Resistance for Benched Pokémon.)

Attack#2: (GCC) Sludge Whirlpool [50]

Name: Koffing

Set: EX Delta Species

Card#: 72/113

Type: Grass

Stage: Basic

HP: 50

Weakness: Psychic

Resistance: None

Retreat: C

Attack#1: (G) Confusion Gas

The Defending Pokémon is now Confused.

Attack#2: (CC) Ram [20]

 

Attributes: Weezing is a Stage 1 Pokémon, so it just needs to be a little better than Basics as it isn’t too hard to get into play or fit into a deck.  Rare Candy use is optional since it will get it into play a turn faster but isn’t as much of a “savings” as it is for Stage 2 Pokémon.  Weezing Evolves from Koffing, which we will look at later on.

 

Weezing is a Grass Pokémon, which tends to be one of those Types that neither hits a lot of Weakness nor encounters a lot of Resistance.  Still, there are already prominent decks with both so pay attention and expect to see it at least some (at the Iowa State Championship, both tend appeared repeatedly).

 

Weezing has 70 HP, which is a bit low for a non-Evolving Stage 1.  It also has a Psychic Weakness that, while common, doesn’t matter so much since it is so small.  It will matter most in the early turns of the game when facing Psychic Pokémon whose attacks at that point wouldn’t normally KO you.  Don’t expect to survive any hits from a main attacker who is energized.  It’d be nice if a Resistance balanced this out, but it doesn’t, so I’ll move onto the actually good Retreat Cost: one Energy is very affordable and should be easy to pay most of the time.

 

The Koffing in this set is solid, but inferior to the EX Deoxys version in Liability builds for a simple reason: the auto-Poison which the latter does for a single Grass Energy can set up for a Liability attack to score a OHKO the next turn, where as the Confusion from the former cannot.  When EX Deoxys finally rotates out, it will be solid choice.

 

Abilities: This Weezing is very effective at spreading around small amounts of damage.  Body Odor lets you get “free” damage if you can get Weezing up front and keep it there: Poké-Bodies, at first a rare sight are now more or less just as common as Poké-Powers in decks.  Mist Attack is a bargain: its single Grass Energy cost is usually easy to meet and allows a Weezing to go on the offensive as soon as you get it into play.  This also minimizes the effect of Resistance since you can probably get a good deal of damage on Resistant opposing Pokémon while they are on the Bench.  If your opponent is slow to set up or makes the mistake of ignoring Weezing, Sludge Whirlpool is a slightly discounted straightforward damage attack.  While the synergy between these abilities isn’t as high as yesterday’s CotD, Typhlosion from EX Unseen Forces, it is still there.

 

Uses and

Combinations: Its most obvious use is aiding the other Weezing in scoring OHKOs against Pokémon with Poké-Bodies.  This, combined with Cursed Stone, will let you take most Pokémon down in one hit.  Decks with a strong attacker can risk running two of these alongside two EX Deoxys Weezing, and most builds can risk one if they are running three of the other version.

 

Its bench damage spreading capacity also makes it suitable for other decks.  Off the top of my head, the recent Psychic Pulse attack, found on EX Power Keepers Absol ex and EX Dragon Frontiers Flygon ex δ would love having this Pokémon open for them.

 

Ratings

 

Traditional: 1/5 – Bench damage is handy, but there are better options that won’t have a wasted Poké-Body, risky Psychic Weakness, and even a lower Stage.

 

Advanced: 3.25/5 – A card that does its job quite well, it probably is overlooked due to its better known EX Deoxys counterpart and specialized nature.

 

Limited: 4/5 – There are a few Poké-Bodies in the set and the Psychic Ditto may make your Weakness dangerous, but the attacks are even better here and still make the card worth using unless you pull something truly spectacular and completely preclude you running even as few as five Grass Energy.

 

Summary

EX Delta Species Weezing is looking for a good home: will you give it one?  Well, if you need a quick bench hitter.

 

-Otaku

lilgroudon Okay the right hand of the Liability Beast Weezing from DS this is a good combo with The DX one because he is stage 1 same type and evo’s from the same pokemon, but the problem is that he only hits pokemon with a poke’ body so cursed stone can help him out a bit, so I guess you will be in trouble if you run into a raieggs or Deltabok deck (wrong) his 1st attack allows him to do 10 damage to each of your opponents pokemon so BALLING, and 50 damage solid is good because there are only a few pokemon that has an resistance against grass pokemon, I really don’t have much to say about this card so lets get to the ratings.


Unlimited 3/5: in the old days we killed to have someone do 10 damage to the bench pokemon now this (Big smile) I wish I had a time machine, but then again he will have some problems against the old school Psychic pokemon but it’s still useful so how abut a 3 out of 5

Modified 2,5/5: This is a good card for a liability deck or you could tech it with Cacturne D for fun maybe even Shift EX CG or even a Crobat D endless possibilities so I guess he earns like a 2.5/ 5
 

garsh0p
3/20 Weezing DS

I love Weezing's first attack. 1 for 10 to everything is great IMO. This works great in a damage spreading deck along with Jolteon ex.

The body can be useful, but it wouldn't be the sole reason I would play it. It gets shut down by Lati-lock. I'd prefer to think of it as a nice bonus.

70 HP with a retreat cost of 2 is pretty horrible, not to mention psychic weakness which gets it OHKO'd by Banette ex and Metagross DX fairly easily.

There's honestly not much room for Weezing in the current metagame. It's much too fragile.

2.5 / 5

Alex Bramham

Top 8
UK Nationals
2006
Weezing

If it weren't for the low HP and the popularity of psychic pokemon, this card would have massive potential. Archetype decks have no problem in setting up a 70+ attack damage pokemon and Weezing can't stand up to it. A swarm of Weezings versus a poke-body heavy deck may win some games, as Mew ex and latios ex d as well as a hoard of tech and support pokemon give two prizes each. Then again, it is easily predicted and any deck with giant stump is immune. There isn't a consistent strategy it fits in; Raichu d Zaps it and Flygon ex d or Jolteon ex have better companions.

Modified: 3/5

Anthony C
AKA- The Ft. Laud. Loud Mounth
League Leader
Top 32 Grinder 2004
Weezing
 
Unlimited- 70 HP in unlimited just doesn't cut. Rating 1/5
 
Modified- The body on this card can be used with Weezing DX in a similar way has Typlosion UF body (See Monday's Review) however it only does 10 to your opponents pokemon that has a Poke body and nothing more. Rating 1.5/5
 
Limited- In limited this card is pretty ok, 10 to all of your opponents pokemon that has a poke body, and 10 to all your opponents pokemon or a nice solid 50 to the active. Rating 3/5
 
-the ft. laud. loud mouth


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