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Illumise Lv. 29

Diamond & Pearl
Great Encounters

Date Reviewed: 03.31.08

Ratings & Reviews Summary

Modified: 2.25
Limited: 3.25

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

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Modified - This guy should be a bench sitter that's only used for his Poke-Power, because Firefly Scent is a horrible attack. It could make a nice addition if you're playing a grass deck, but I doubt you are, because grass types get the shaft in the TCG! They're just underpowered. If you're playing a 1/1 Illumise/Volbeat line in your deck to get back Supporters, get Illumise into play first, since his power can search out Volbeat. 2/5

Limited - Quickly get out your army of Grass Basics, which could be good because of the lack of search and draw power here. 3/5

Michael from Denmark

2 worlds and 4 national finals.
2008 Switzerland Champ

Its attack will usually be quite useless as you really do not want to commit 2 energies into this. So the reason to use this is its pokepower and its combo with volbeat. Its pokepower is ok but its requires a flip and does something we have plenty of other cards being very efficient at (mentor pachi Roseanne…) All of these will usually be superior choices putting this on the wrong side of useful.

Modified 2
Limited 3


Modified: Works with Volbeat and Porygon 2 to create a cycle and getting back Supporters. Otherwise I don't see this being played.

Rating : 2/5

Limited: Good if you have the Volbeat because Supporters are great in Limited and getting them back is even better.

Rating : 3/5
Arbok14 Name: Illumise Lv. 29
Set: Great Encounters
Rarity: Common

Analysis: Illumise is part 1 of the Illumise-Volbeat combo. Both are basics, so it should not be hard to get them out. It has 70 HP (good for a basic) and a retreat cost of 1. Unfortunately it has a weakness to fire, but it will most likely not matter, as it is only needed on the bench and should never see fighting. 'Scent Conduct' is handy to get the Volbeat into play, which is Illumise's only
real purpose (other than standing there and influencing Volbeat's Power), as Volbeat has the Power that will be more useful.

Modified: Use with Volbeat, or in a grass deck to help get basics (flippy as it is). (3/5)

Limited: If you get a lot of grass, Illumise is great. Get what you need. As both are commons, you will probably get Volbeat as well to help you recycle your Felicity's Drawing. (4/5)

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