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Mow Rotom

Rising Rivals

Date Reviewed: 06.17.09

Ratings & Reviews Summary

Modified: 1.75
Limited: 2.87

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

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Baby Mario
Top 4 UK Nats
Mow Rotom

A Rotom that mows the lawn for you . . . very useful in the summer.

PokePower: Mow Shift

Not so useful Poke Power with nothing particularly threatening weak to Grass in this format.

Attack: Slash

*Yawn* a pretty boring and pretty useless attack, doing 20 or 2 Energy. There are so many Basics that do so much more for the cost. Even Torchic PL can do 80 for 1 Energy (if you are very lucky).

Attack: Mow Down

Doing 50 for 3 Energy is nothing special, but the effect is great if you flip enough heads, you could be leaving your opponent with no Energy on the field.

Mow Rotom has a potentially devastating, though flippy and expensive second attack. Unfortunately, its ‘Shift’ Power is one of the less useful ones.


Modified: 1.5 (fun, but low tech potential)
Limited: 1.75 (its attacks are slightly better here)
Steel_Winger Welcome back to the Pokemon COTD!

So, this is Rotom week huh? Tha main things that the new Rotoms have going for them is the fact that they can change their type so they can cover more Weaknesses on more Pokemon. They also have Charon's Choice, a Supporter that allows you to switch one Rotom with another from your deck. Oh, and that awesome foil they have.

Now, for the review. Toay's card is Mow Rotom. This basic Lightning Pokemon has 90 HP. That is excellent on a basic. It's almost up there with some of the bigger legendaries. It has a +20 Weakness to Dark-types, but that'll only be a problem if you see Mightyena (PT), Shiftry (RR), and especially Weavile (SW). A -20 Resistance to Colorless Pokemon means that Flygon (RR) probably won't be able to OHKO it. A Retreat cost of 2... not so good.

Mow Rotom's Poke-Power is Mow Shift, which changes it's type from Lightning to Grass for the turn that you use it. How many Pokemon do you know that are weak to Grass? Let's see... Claydol (GE), Armaldo (LA), and ... I can't think of anyone else at the moment. The former won't be active unless of a stroke of bad luck, and the latter is a rare sighting. It'll probably be used more to get around the Lightning Resistance some Pokemon have. Use the power if Sunyshore City Gym is not in play.

Now for its two attacks. Slash, the first, does 20 for 2 energies of choice. I guess that's about average... but Rotom could've done better than that. There's not even a coin flip for extra damage or something.

Rotom's second attack, Mow Down, does 50 damage for 3 energies, one which must be a Grass energy. The attack itself is a bit underpowered, but if you flip a coin and get heads, you get to discard an energy from EACH of your opponent's Pokemon. Not a bad thing to flip for in my opinion. Even if it's a 50/50 chance, that's still a good thing to discard energy from all of your opponent's Pokemon. They can only attach one energy at a time, barring Flint's Willpower (RR), Leafeon (RR) and Leafeon LV. X (MD). With this, it's possible that all of your opponent's main attackers will take a little more time to get ready. Definately go for the Special Energies if you can pull it off!


Modified: 2/5 As a whole, It's a bit average here. I like the idea of Mow Down, but there's still a chance you can't pull it off. This version's type shift doesn't really help that much competitively.
Limited: 3.5/5 This guy isn't bad here. However... I seriously doubt that you'll pull another Rotom and a Charon's Choice to switch with it. but it can still hold its own, I feel.

This is Steel_Winger, until next time!

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