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Yu Yu Hakusho
Pojo's Pokemon Card of the Day
July 28, 2010
& Reviews Summary
Ratings are based
on a 1 to 5 scale.
1 being the worst.
3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating.
Back to the main COTD
Pupitar – the bad one (Unleashed)
Ok, so yesterday we reviewed a Pupitar with a nice
PokeBody and an attack which could be useful in a
Tyranitar deck. Today, we review a Pupitar with none of
True, it does have an extra 10 HP, but it also has two
completely useless vanilla attacks. You can choose
between paying [F][C] to get 30 damage with Hammer
In, or you can add another [C] and do 50 with the
ironically-named Speed Attack. Or, better still, you can
play a different Pupitar.
Probably the worst thing about this card is that it
requires Fighting Energy to use its attacks. You aren’t
going to want to run Fighting Energy in your Tyranitar
deck are you? And even if you did (maybe for a Machamp
tech), you wouldn’t want to attach it to Pupitar.
It’s a short review today, but that’s still probably
more than this Pupitar deserves.
Modified: 1 (unnecessary)
Limited: 1.25 (you will wish you pulled the other one
Happy Wednesday, Pojo readers! Today we are reviewing
the other Pupitar from HS Unleashed.
Since I went into great detail about Pupitars yesterday,
I'll keep this review short. This Pupitar is a Stage 1
Fighting Pokemon with 80 HP, and has the same Water
Weakness, Lightning Resistance, and Retreat Cost of 1
This particular Pupitar has two attacks. Hammer In costs
[FC] and deals 30 damage, and Speed Attack costs [FCC]
and deals 50 damage. Each of these attacks are very
vanilla, and probably cost to much to be seriously used
Modified: 1.5/5 If you have no other options for getting
a Tyranitar out, this Pupitar can help with that.
However, it doesn't do anything spectacular on its own,
and is largely outclassed by its Stormfront and Boost
Limited: 2.25/5 Not great here, but better than in
Modified. Although the attacks are average, they can
work out here and are mostly Colorless in cost, making
splashability easy (though not as easy as yesterday). 80
HP is pretty good for an evolving Stage 1, too.
Professor Bathurst League Australia
Pupitar 39/96 (HS Unleashed)
Here we have the other Putitar from the Unleashed set,
and I'm afraid there really isn't much to tell. Okay but
not brilliant stats, overpriced attacks devoid of any
bonus effects and a much better option in the form of
Pupitar SF mean that this card gets the boot. I could
print out the stats verbatim and point out why they are
so horrible, but I think you readers have had enough of
that being repeated in every review. At least this
version gets the 80 HP and lightning resistance to give
a bit of survivability, but 30 damage for FC or 50
damage for FFC is just inexcusable. Leave this in the
shoebox with the other set filler.
Modified: Do you really want to ask? Okay, I'll give it
Limited: 1.25 (use the other one if you get Tyranitar)
Combos with: a lovely fire for toasting marshmallows
What to say about this card?
Sometimes I have a hard time
saying its name without laughing?
This version of
Pupitar is a Fighting Pokémon that
has 80 HP, tying the Stormfront version.
The Stormfront has Grass +20
Weakness instead of double Water
Weakness, so #39/96 isn’t an
I am pleased that every currently
legal version of
Pupitar has -20 Lightning
Would I rather it was -30?
Yes, but at least they have it!
This #39/96 has an affordable
single Energy Retreat Cost, but it is
beaten by the
Mysterious Treasures version that
has a free Retreat Cost and the version
we looked at yesterday has a Poké-Body
that grants it a free Retreat Cost as
long as it has any Energy attached.
It is a minor thing but should be
Boding somewhat ill for the card it has
two attacks: Hammer In and Speed Attack.
They aren’t bad attacks, but they
aren’t great either: (FC) for 30 and
(FCC) for 50, respectively.
I’d probably rather use
yesterday’s (if you have the ability to
use lower-Stage attacks, Rage is always
nice) even with the slightly lower HP or
Storm Front with its damage soaking
2/5 – In
2.5/5 – If you don’t pull anything
better, it can get the job done.
Hurt by the amount of Water to
I’d also like to add I’ll be selling
quite a bit of my soon-to-be-former
possessions on eBay. You can take
here to see all I am selling.
Just a reminder, Pojo is in no
way responsible for this and was merely
kind enough to let me mention the
auction here. ;)