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Technical Machine TS-1

Legends Awakened

Date Reviewed: 09.10.08

Ratings & Reviews Summary

Modified: 3.65
Limited: 4.90

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

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Chicago, IL

Technical Machine TS-1


This review is going to be slightly shorter than usual ones since it's a box.


This card allows you to have an extra attack on any pokemon you wish.

It has been a while since they have made Technical Machines. The last one I have ever seen was Team Aqua's Belt. Anyways, the attack, Evoluter, is very similar to Phione's Evolution Wish. The only thing that differs from the two cards is attack cost and how many times you can keep using the attack. For a turn, you can evolve any pokemon you wish you have in play and the Technical Machine goes away at the end of the turn (I believe it does since tech machines in the past discard themselves at the end, I believe that the new ones do too.)


The best way to use it is if you are running a deck with Stage 2's in it or just to search for CLaydol and put it on the Baltoy you played that turn. The eariler you can get this card into your hand, the better.


Modified: 3.25/5. This is a good alternative to Phione if you do not own it. This card is not searchable like Phione is. That's all the reason you need to play Phione over this.


Limited: 4.75/5. It's like a ultra powered Rare Candy in this format.

It is ridiculous. This is the card to use in any deck here.


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Jigglypuff13 9/10 Technical Machine TS-1 (LA)
Hello, and it's going to be a bit of a short review today, and annoyingly, it's about on of the most intriguing new trainers in LA, Technical Machine TS-1 (from now on, referred to TM TS-1), one of the 2 new TM's, and one of the ones that do not get discarded in the event of actually being used, which is great, but maybe a little redundant with TM TS-1. The attack is great early game. Evoluter is basically and Evolution Wish (Phione MD) that doesn't require an Energy card and can be used by any Pokémon, and thus can be used to evolve your active Pokémon. However, because it is a trainer, it does have the disadvantage of not being able to be played in the event of you wanting to use it on your first turn, but you go first. Also, you have to have a Pokémon in play to be able to evolve, but with Call Energy (MD), Roseanne's Research (SW), Bebe's Search (MT/SW), and Pachirisu (GE) (if you use it) to get your basics into play, thus allowing TM TS-1 to become useful at the early stage in the game. However, the early stage of the game is probably going to be the only time you will find TM TS-1 as being useful. From about the mid stages of the game, you should get your important evolutions out, and should be concentrating on attacking your opponents Pokémon and not setting up any more, meaning TM TS-1 becomes next to useless. You could use it later on if you need to get set up again for the cost of a sacrifice Pokémon, but that will happen very rarely.
Modified: In the first roughly 3 or 4 turns, it becomes amazingly brilliant as a card to help set up, with only the fact that you can't use it on the first turn if you are going first being a very minor drawback. However, as the game goes on, it will be a dead draw, and thus useless apart from specialised cases. 5/5 for the first few turns, but 1.25/5 from the mid part of the game onwards. I'm going to be quite lenient here and say 3.5/5.
Limited: Do you have any evolutions here? If you answered yes (and I'm expecting 100% of people to say yes here), then it becomes a necessety to get your evolutions out consistently (unless they are in your prizes). Seriously, if evolutions are critical to the deck, just use it. 5/5.
 San Bernardino,

So let me get this straight....if I fire whatevers in this box at my pokemon, it now has the ability to force other pokemon to evolve? Wow, that's cool in creepy wrapped up in one neat little.....metal box. Since this thing is just a trainer, I'm only going to talk about it's effect. This is gonna be short and sweet, so onward to the card!!!!!

Effect: I'm gonna be real cut and dry with this one, since this card is a likewise, plain simple, no bells and whistles kind o' guy. This basically allows decks with no starters to turn any of their basics into free attacking Phiones (albeit after the first turn). This. is. good. Quite simply any deck that runs two or three evolution lines, not counting the pretty nuch mandatory Claydol, should have at least two of these in the deck. It's that effective, and that simple 


Modified: 4/5 Completely necessary in some decks, utterly ridiculous in others

Limited: 5/5 Fast evolution is the name of the game in limited, and, besides, you should be snatching up any trainer you can find anyways

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