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& Reviews Summary
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 - I don't see why you would use this instead of the
other Leafeon. 2/5
Limited - Good healing attack. Got some eevee? Toss this in.
*Drastic ninja style entry involving fire ants and
chainsaws!* Hello people! Today’s COTD today is yet
another Eeveelution from the new MD set. Not much to say
about this one, the attacks are more fair than cool. 40
and healing 1 for (G)(C) isn’t bad, but isn’t really
great. 50 or 70 for (G)(C)(C) is another attack that
shares the not good-not bad balance, just not quite
usable for a main attacker. 90 HP on a unevolvable stage
1 isn’t good (Although Espeon can change that…) And
weakness to fire is fair. Water resistance is nice for
all of those Empoleon coming to BR and the single
retreat cost is nothing to write home about.
Modified – Use it ONLY if you use the Lv.X 1.75/5
without Lv.X 4/5 with Lv.X
– If you snag the Lv.X then what do you care what this
Lv.X Leafeon, or don’t use it at all!
“There's an old saying about those who forget. I don't
remember it, but it's good."
5/30 Leafeon Lv. 40 (MD)
End of the week, and yet another card that is probably
going to be considered for Eeveelution decks or decks
that want Leafeon Lv.X’s energy acceleration. However,
like with Glaceon on Wednesday, Leafeon Lv. 40 has
competition in the form of Lv. 42, which is the
holographic Leafeon of the set. The attacks are kind of
interesting on this Lv. 40 one. Spiral Drain isn’t too
bad as an attack, being able to make Leafeon a bit of a
tank, but would be better if it could remove more than 1
damage counter. Leaf Blade, while it can do 70 or 50 for
a few turns in a row with bad flips, basically averages
out to 60 every turn, which isn’t that great. The
attacks don’t matter much, since neither Leafeon is that
good as an attacker and should be levelled up ASAP, and
since the Lv.X is such a good attacker, you shouldn’t
need to attack with Leafeon, no matter which one.
Comparing the 2 cards, I get the sense the Lv. 40 has
over priced attacks. The first attack seems about right,
but compared to Lv. 42, it just isn’t as good, with Lv.
42 being quite disruptive in it’s first attack and is
better value for Energies (G for 30 and no retreat
compared to 40 and heal 1 for GC). Admittedly, Bind Down
is easy to get out of with Switch/Warp Point/etc.
happily stopping that nice effect, but it‘s still better
than removing 1 damage counter, since this format is
basically about OHKOs. Leaf Blade, since it is just 60
for GCC, where as the Lv. 42 one can do that and reduce
damage to Leafeon next turn by 20, thus tanking it up
more than Leafeon Lv. 40, and makes it more survivable
(slightly), which is important for the Lv.X to come out.
The slightly higher Retreat Cost on Lv. 42 is nothing
really, and would have to be coped with once it’s
Levelled Up anyway. Neither of them are good attackers,
so it’s all about Level Up material, for which the
holographic Lv. 42 version is better.
At it gets worse for the Lv. 40 version today, because
even if you do use it, and you want it to be your main
attacker (why?), look at all the decks that can happily
do the required 90 damage to make Spiral Drain obsolete.
G&G will happily get Gallade (SW) to do 90 to KO it,
while Gardevoir 2HKO’s it even with Spiral Drains
pointless healing. Magmortar and Skittles both taking
advantage of the +20 Fire weakness, and only need 4
energies to KO Leafeon. Banette (SW) will 2HKO Leafeon,
but can OHKO with Plus Power/Strength Charm and a
Banette in the discard. In fact, a lot like with Glaceon
on Wednesday, most decks, rouge or archetype or
something new from MD, can and will do the 90 for the
OHKO. The Fire weakness isn’t going to be to be as bad
as it was, with Water getting a big boost from MD, and
thus seeing Fire (though mainly Magmortar and Skittles)
see less play.
Modified: Compared to the Lv. 42 version, this is a lot
like the comparison between the Glaceon’s in Wednesday,
with Lv. 40 Leafeon being slightly slower, weaker, less
of a tank and just generally not as good as the Lv. 42
version. This is not main attacker nor Levelling Up
material, but there may be some way in which this
version could be more useful than the Lv. 42 version,
but I can’t think of any at the moment. 1.5/5
Limited: Chances are, you won’t get the Lv.X version,
but can be used as a decent attacker. Just being able to
do 70 is good, and will KO most of what you see quickly.
It can even stall with Spiral Drain due to the lack of
attackers doing 90. Could be quite good here. 3/5
of the Lake
A late welcome to Milk Man! Now, I'm not supposed to let people outside the COTD headquarters know about this, but the new guys have to serve Jermy his favorite drink, Satan's Whiskers with a single seedless cherry plopped in from precisely 6 inches off the drink's surface. Good luck, Milk Man!
Oh right, the COTD. Yeah.
The bad Leafeon
Yep. At least this is slightly better than the bad Glaceon, but only just.
Leafeon Lv.X is the obvious combo here.
Come on, what do you want me to say? No one's actually going to play this card.
So utterly pathetic. 1G for 40 and remove 1 damage counter, and 2G for 50, +20 in a flip.
Eh, the first attack isn't horrible. That's the nicest thing you'll hear me say about this card.
+20 Weakness to Fire means a Magmar can take out this card in roughly two turns. Fire is ubiquitous, but so is water, so the +20 Water resistance can come in real helpful, especially against those new crazy Empoleon decks. Retreat cost of 1 is a bit meh. Better run that Umbreon.
Call for Family Eevee, Umbreon, Leafeon Lv.X, and the good Leafeon is what you should be running.
Ratings (1 - Sux, 3 - Meh, 5 - Rox)
Modified: 2/5. Use the other Leafeon.
Limited: 2/5. The healing is slightly useful, but come on, you just pulled the one card that you could get in the theme deck. And it's not even holographic. Shiny cards > non-shiny cards.
Unlimited: 1/5. Not gonna happen.
In a very special episode of today's COTD, the world's most likable Pokémon player gives his opinion on this piece of cardboard. POOKA!
(11:15:18 AM) PoJoMOTL: What do you have to say about Leafeon (the bad one), if anything?
(11:15:46 AM) Pooka Returns: Leaf this one in your binder, and pull out the other one
Leafeon Lv 40
Now to end to the week, a card I'm not crazy about. 90HP
on the eeveelutions seems to be the average mark here so
compared to the rest its playable still. While the
weakness is terrible with Infernapes and Magmortars
running about, the resistance is great with water types
becoming played more often. In terms of its attacks, 2
energy for 4 is decent, and removing 1 damage counter
isnt fantastic, but its better than nothing. The second
attack is the lame duck here, 3 for 50, and flip for 20
more. It isn't great but it does have a LV X so...It
still isnt very good.
Limited-Use the other Leafeon, this one is no good here.
Leafeon Lv. 40
Hello once again, Today we're looking at Leafeon Lv. 40,
the Theme Deck counter part of Leafeon Lv. 42. Both
Leafeon have advantages and disadvantages over the
other, this one has the edge primarily with one less
retreat cost. 40 damage and removal of one damage
counter on itself for (g)(c), not the best attack, but
it could help a bit late game once leveled up, also I'm
not too much of a fan of coin flipping so leaf blade
isn't my favorite attack either. Average hp for a stage
one and average attacks are the major setbacks aside
from a crippling weakness to Magmortar, I personally
would stick with lv. 42 and running a couple warp
Modified- 3.25/5 (4.5/5 with Lv. X)
Limited- Attacks are much better here, 2HKO on most
pokemon you'll see here and healing for only on (g)(c)
low retreat and all on a stage one! 4.6/5