Good day, Pojo viewers! Today we continue reviewing
new cards from the new HeartGold and SoulSilver
expansion. Today's review is of the Royal Pokemon,
Slowking is a Stage 1 Psychic-type Pokemon. Being a
Psychic-type is pretty good right now, but watch out for
Gengar and other Psychics and Darks. Slowing has 80 HP,
which is relatively low for a Stage 1 that doesn't
evolve any further. Weakness to Psychic (x2) is very
bad, no Resistance is unfortunately standard, and a
Retreat Cost of 2 is a bit expensive if you have to pay
Slowking has a Poke-Power and a single attack. The
Power, Second Sight, allows you to look at the top three
cards of either player's deck and put them back in any
order if you aren't afflicted with a Special Condition.
While looking at the top cards of your opponent's deck
can provide a form of some sort of deck disruption,
chances are your opponent will probably just search for
any cards they need, or draw more than the three cards
you've looked at using Claydol or Uxie.
Slowking's only attack, Psyshock, deals 30 damage for
the price of [PC] and has a chance to paralyze if you
flip heads. While the attack is fairly priced, it has a
seriously low damage output for a fully-evolved Pokemon.
However, Paralysis is a very underrated Special
Condition, and can be really awesome if you are lucky
with your coin flips.
Modified: 1.5/5 The power is of limited use and the
attack is fairly weak. Unless there's some very broken
combo that I'm missing, I can't see Slowking seeing much
Limited: 2/5 If you get some Slowpokes it's probably
worth running, as the attack can work decently as a
stall tactic. The power is also somewhat useful here as
well, because there is slightly less draw power. Still,
the HP and damage output is somewhat low for a
fully-evolved Stage 1.