A Rotom that mows the lawn for you . . . very useful in
PokePower: Mow Shift
Not so useful Poke Power with nothing particularly
threatening weak to Grass in this format.
*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)
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
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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