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Pojo's Pokemon Card of the Day

 

Looker's Investigation

Platinum

Date Reviewed: 02.09.09

Ratings & Reviews Summary

Modified: 4.00
Limited: 5.00

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

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Arbok14
02/09/09

Name: Looker's Investigation
Set: Platinum

Analysis: This card is pretty decent, because you get a free look at your opponent's hand. If you don't like what you see, have them shuffle their hand back for a new one of five cards. Or, you could get a new hand of 5 cards. This could be really useful, at any point in the game. If it is the only supporter in your hand, you will probably want to get a new hand, unless you have Claydol, of course.

Modified: I'd say 1-2 should be in any deck. Depending on the strategy, maybe more. (4/5)

Limited: If you get it, take it! It helped salvage one of my games this weekend. (5/5)

Meganium45
Well, well well. Now for the fun cards, and needed cards of the Platinum Set, some of the trainers.

The first one I chose to look at is the most interesting Supporter of all – Looker’s Investigation.

Reminds me a bit of Professor Oak’s Research – Shuffle and draw 5 is what POR did.

This adds a twist. You get to look at your opponent’s hand, and can make THEM shuffle it away and draw 5, or if you see they have a “Stinker” you can make them keep it and draw up to 5 yourself.

What other card does this help…HANDS PLEASE…not all at once! Yes, yes…Stormfront Gengar.

SOOOO tempted to us Poltergeist, just not sure what they have in their hand….NOW you know. You get to refresh 5, and NOW you know, if you want to make them draw 5, or make them keep those delicious trainers in their hand!!!

Even outside of Gengar decks. There are a lot of cards in this set (Honchkrow, Cyrus and others) and from previous sets (Furret and others) that allow your opponent to stack their hand.

Ratings, ratings.

Modified…going 4.5 out of 5 here. Just too good to ignore. Try it, you will like it.

Limited…5 out of 5 here. Too few draw cards here, and drafting this is a no-brainer.

Thanks! Vince
KFT
Winner of a Stormfront Prerelease
Looker's Investigation (PL109)

This is honestly the first trainer/stadium/supporter card I've reviewed, so I'm not exactly sure how to handle it. well, here goes nothing.

Looker's Investigation is honestly a very stupid name for a card. I'm sorry, but I had to get it out. Changing Handsome to Looker is like choosing hanging over decapitation, it's just making a bad thing worse.

Anyways, Looker's lets you look at your opponent's hand and then gives you the option of shuffling either you or your opponent's hand into your/their deck and then draw five cards. This card is most likely going to be the Platinum Era's version of Team Galactic's Wager, although I like this one better, in case your opponent already has a real crap hand, and you don't. If you're planning on using this for draw power, I think this card actually out preforms Cynthia's Feelings, since you can use it on your opponent, and it will usually net you one card more.

Modified 3.5/5
Team Galactic's Wager is a pretty good card, as is Cynthia's Feelings, but will Looker's Investigation replace them? It has the capacity to do so, but only time will tell.
Limited 5/5
Disruption and draw power in Limited? Count me in!
~KFT


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