HEYA AND WELCOME to the Cotd! Yes, I'm back, and just
in time for Trainer Week! OOOOOOOHHH HOW EXCITING!!!!
I've been out for a while, writing my State of the
Metagame article, and I'm, uh, still writing that one.
Ya, uh, bad choice of topic on this one haha! So, check
it out if you haven't already, and I'll get the other
sections up this week. Anyway, now that I'm done with
the Reintroduction, let's talk about today's card. It's
a Pokemon Tool of the one use varitety, and it's one on
which we've kinda seen the reverse of (Magnifier, from
Neo Destiny, took away the opponent's Resistance for a
turn like Bubble Coat robs them of their ability to
capitalize on Weakness for a turn). And now, onto the
Pokemon Tool: Bubble Coat is a real tool, so it sticks
around. This could help when you want to Wager or
Professor Rowan and want to keep it. Luckily it IS the
type that doesn't get discarded after a single turn, and
waits until you're attacked. It would be TWENTY times
better if it wasn't discarded, but that's no the case.
Effect: Bubble Coat is simple. For one of your
opponent's attacks, it will take away your active's
Weakness entirely, so no Garchomp silliness, or Lake
Boundary shenanigans. So, what decks benefit from this.
The answer is, all of them. BUT, don't all rush to put 4
of them in your deck now, and if you were, you should
now see the problem with this card. YOU'RE NOT GOING TO
FACE A DECK WITH YOUR WEAKNESS IN IT EVERYTIME, AND THE
TIMES YOU DON'T, IT'S A COMPLETELY DEAD CARD. Unless you
use Professor Oak's Visit or Felicity's Drawing (and
then you might have something else you're supposed to be
discarding), this card WILL be 1000% useless. And dead
draws, especially late game, lose games. Sure, you might
play a deck with many enemies, like.....MAGMORTAR/bLAZIKEN!
But EVEN THEN, you're dedicating spots to a card you're
going to want in VERY specific occasions, and you can't
play alot of them because if you go up against something
like AMU, you're going to be skipping draw steps
everytime you find one of these. And EVEN THEN, one turn
of non-90 from the Kingdra, WON'T prevent the 2HKO
anyway, and if you ARE going to Rowan or Wager, you'll
still lose the Bubble Coat to the turn of
non-90-but-still-2HKO anyway. So really, while this card
TRULY benefits every single deck in the format right
now, it deserves a spot in NONE of them. Crazy,
Combos: Ummm......Lapras? Hahaha this card fits with any
thing, like I said, but wastes precious draws against so
many decks you'll play.
Modified: 2/5 Below average, I know, this card would be
ALOT better even if it just lasted two turns.
Limited: 2.5/5 A little better, as the one time without
the extra damage might be enough to save your active
attacker, but still a rare moment.
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