Are these Arceus Cards a fad, or can one make a real
deck out of them?
I think a true competitive deck can be made, if you
abuse the rules of Arceus, just as you abuse the rules
of the SP Pokemon, but time will tell.
The Beginning door is one of the key cards in any Arceus
deck, in that it can search for any Arceus card from
your deck, and put it in your hand.
This includes the Arceus Level X. Needless to say, any
Arceus deck is going to play 4 of these, with other
quick pokemon searchers (Quick Ball, Great Ball,
Roseanne’s and the like).
In any deck other than Arceus, it is a worthless card.
In any draft deck where you get an Arceus you will play,
it will help a lot!
Modified…3/5 Great for the Arceus deck, but there are no
“Arceus Tech” cards were are seeing yet.
Limited …4/5...the search power of this card is too
great to pass up, if you get a good arceus, which you
most likely will!
There you go!
Top 4 UK Nats
Hello and welcome to Arceus week on Pojo’s CotD!
The Arceus card itself is absolutely unique in Pokémon
history in that it breaks the ‘four cards per deck’ rule
. . . you can have as many Arceus of any type as you
want in your decks, and that includes the LV X’s! Now if
you have seen the previews, or been to any prereleases,
I am sure you have realised that the Arceus cards belong
only in their own special decktype. That means that when
I review the cards, I am going to give them a rating
based on how good they are in an Arceus deck, rather
than rating them for Modified generally.
This raises the question as to how good the Arceus deck
can actually be. Well, it has a number of things going
for it: complete Weakness coverage with the nine Basic
Arceus, and a LV X that can take full advantage of that;
its own method of Energy acceleration (Colourless Arceus
with its Ripple Swell attack), and a couple of VERY
handy support cards. It also has a number of downsides,
though: the fact that the deck is all Basics makes it
vulnerable to Machamp SF and Mewtwo LV X; the attacks
tend to be rather expensive, and the nature of the deck
makes it very difficult to run support cards like
Claydol GE and Uxie LA. I have the feeling that someone,
somewhere, will be able to make a truly competitive
Arceus list, but it will take some great deckbuilding
skills, and an excellent player to pull it off. It’s
probably also worth mentioning that any
tournament-worthy Arceus will probably be so expensive
that it makes AMU seem like a cheap starter deck. If you
can get the cards, though, don’t let me put you off
trying them. The deck IS very complicated, but it is
also a lot of fun to play, and who wouldn’t enjoy
beating their opponents down with the God of the Pokémon
We kick off this week, appropriately, with the card
Beginning Door. It is a Trainer, rather than a Suporter,
which is almost always a good thing (except when being
locked by the new Spiritomb or Dialga G’s Deafen). Its
effect is very simple: search your deck for Arceus and
put it in your hand. Yep, that includes any of the
Arceus LV X in case you were wondering.
Obviously, this is terrific support for the Arceus deck.
You can play as many as you like during your turn and
still use a Roseanne’s Research to fill your Bench with
the Arceus of your choosing. There really isn’t much
else to say about the card: unrestricted search with no
drawback is obviously one of the best effects in the
game. You run four of these in an Arceus deck, no
Modified (Arceus Deck): 4.5 (loses half a point just
because Spiritomb and Deafen Lock can shut it down)
Limited: 3 (If you pull and play an Arceus, this will
fetch it for you. Arceus just don’t happen to be
especially brilliant in Limited though)
Hello all! My name is virusyosh, and I'll be reviewing
cards here on Pojo from now on. Today's card of the day
is Beginning Door, a Trainer card from the new Platinum
- Arceus expansion.
This card's effect is fairly straightforward: you search
your deck for an Arceus, show it to your opponent, and
put it into your hand. In Arceus decks, this can be
fantastic support. Do you really hate your opponent
having less Prize cards than you? Grab the Dark Arceus.
Has your Bench taken a beating from spread damage? Take
the Grass Arceus. In a dedicated Arceus deck, the
ability to pull what you need for your given situation
is fantastic, especially if you can drop this more than
once per turn (and you can, because it's a Trainer
card). Outside of a dedicated Arceus deck however, this
card is nearly useless because you probably won't be
running too many Arceus, and other searching options
will likely be more effective.
Modified: 3.5/5 In Arceus decks it's really good search,
but as before, it has limited use outside of such a
deck. Could also become a bit better if more Arceus tech
Limited: 4/5 If you get an Arceus, you might as well
take it. Searching in Limited is really nice, especially
when the card in question isn't a Supporter.