If yesterday’s card was situational, today’s is, by
contrast, one of the most versatile cards in the format.
It’s a Trainer rather than a Supporter, so that’s a good
start. It has a simple, but potentially game-breaking
effect: search your Discard pile for a Supporter and put
it in your hand.
The uses for this card are many and obvious. Mid-game
Energy drought? Why not re-use that Roseanne’s Research?
Have Rare Candy but need the Evolution? Go fetch that
Bebe’s Search. Pokémon just got KO’d and you have a hand
full of junk? Why, that Cynthia’s will come in handy.
Obviously, VS Seeker is not an early game card, but
mid-to-late game, it can really shine.
With VS Seeker in your deck, you may be tempted to try
and get away with lowering your Supporter count, seeing
as you now have the ability to re-use them. Beware of
doing this with staples like Cyrus’s Conspiracy (in SP
decks), Roseanne and Bebe, though as you will be
reducing your chances of drawing into them early, when
it really counts. VS Seeker’s greatest ability may well
be that it can allow you to get another use out of one
of those tech Supporters that you only run 1-2 copies of
in a deck, such as Flint’s Willpower, Cynthia’s
Feelings, or Lucian’s Assignment.
Most decks can benefit from running at least one VS
Seeker. I wouldn’t recommend more than two as it can be
a dead draw in the early game. An exception to this
would be any deck running on the Porygon 2 GE Engine
which likes to use multiple Supporters per turn by using
Porygon 2’s Download Power. SP decks can also benefit
from the ability to re-use Cyrus’s Conspiracy.
I think you will be seeing a lot of VS Seeker in
tournament play in the future.
Modified: 4 (Not quite a staple, but a very useful card
in almost any deck)
Limited: 5 (you won’t get many Supporters, being able to
re-use one is golden)