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Pojo's Pokemon Card of the Day

 

Forretress #15/90

HS Undaunted

Date Reviewed: August 19, 2010

Ratings & Reviews Summary

Modified: 2.00
Limited: 4.00

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

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Combos With:

Mad Mattezhion
 Professor Bathurst League Australia
Forretress 15/92 (HS Undaunted)
 
This is the other Forretress, the more useful but less fun version of the 2 available.
 
Forretress has 80 HP, fire weakness, psychic resistance and a retreat cost of 2 which means you should use some Switch (or just let Forretress exlode in a blaze of glory). The meatl typing does give survivability with the damage reduction of Special metal energy, but that only applies if you can attach them fast enough. Besides, there are better Pokemon to attach them to. All in all, it should survive a hit from all Pokemon except fire and maybe 2 hits from psychic Pokemon. Unless you are sending Forretress out against a fully powered attacker, in which case it is comepletely stuffed due to 80 HP being in OHKO range even with several metal energy attached.
 
Now the attacks, Forretress has 2, with Spike Spread being the first and doing exactly what it says on the tin. for M, you deal 10 damage to each of your opponent's Pokemon, which is great unles Nidoqueen RR is on your opponent's side of the arena. Gyro Ball is the second attack and allows Forretress to retreat to the bench while dealing 30 damage to the active, all for the cost of MC. This goes somewhat to fixing the retreat cost (which isn't all that bad for a metal Pokemon) and allows Forretress to escape after dealing spread damge with Spike Spread, but that assumes that Forretress is a Pokemon worth playing.
 
The lack of tech abilites and low damage output means that Forretress has no role in any current deck, and it probably won't find a niche any time in the future either. If Spike spread dealt more damage and Forretress had more HP, this would be an awesome card but as it stands it is average and forgettable.
 
Modified: 2 (binder fodder)
Limited: 4 (Special metal energy can absorb damage and the spread becomes quite effective in the slower, no healing format)
Combos with: the binder


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