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Pojo's Pokemon Card of the Day
September 9, 2010
& Reviews Summary
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: See Below
Apparently this is the first time a Slowpoke has ever
been reviewed on Pojo’s CotD. I feel honoured. (Sort
To be honest, this Slowpoke is rubbish. HP is ok, but
Weakness, Retreat cost, and attacks are all on the
appalling side of bad.
But . . . it’s impossible not to like this card.
Because it has an attack called Rambunctious Party,
that’s why. The thought of people actually declaring
that out loud as an attack name is priceless. Also, I
really want someone to put their hand up and call for a
judge to ask them what ‘rambunctious’ means, but to save
tournaments from disruption (and judges from potential
embarrassment), I’ll give a definition right here:
noisy, very active, and hard to control, usually as a
of excitement or youthful energy
Honestly, is there any better word in the English
language to describe a Pokémon tournament?
Modified: Rambunctious! (expand your vocabulary through
Limited: 2.5 (That attack is actually
Combos with . . .
Hello once again, Pojo! Today's Card of the Day is
the newest representation of a Pokemon that we've never
reviewed before here at CoTD. Today's Card of the Day is
Slowpoke from HS Undaunted.
Slowpoke is a Basic Water Pokemon. Some Water Pokemon
are commonly played right now, like Gyarados, and to a
lesser extent, Kingdra, Blastoise, and Feraligatr Prime.
Other random Water techs can make their way into decks
as well. 60 HP is pretty good for a basic, as it will
probably be able to survive for at least a few turns
early game until your opponent brings out the heavy
hitters. Lightning Weakness is super terrible with the
omnipresent Luxray GL Lv. X, No Resistance and a Retreat
Cost of 2 are quite bad as well.
Slowpoke has two attacks. The first, Rambunctious
Party, allows you to look at the top 5 cards of your
deck, choose as many Basics as you like, and put them
onto your Bench. This attack is actually a pretty good
opener, especially if your deck is running many Basics,
or if you can't play a Supporter because you are going
first or didn't draw into your Call Energy or Pokemon
Collector. The only real problem with this attack is
that it is a waste if you don't have a Basic within the
top 5 cards, but most decks shouldn't have a problem
with having at least one.
The second attack, Rain Splash, does a very vanilla
20 damage for [WC]. Very average, but you probably
shouldn't be attacking much with Slowpoke anyway.
Modified: 2/5 If you're going to be using Slowking
Prime as a draw engine anyway, Slowpoke can be pretty
good at getting you more basics at the beginning of the
game. Otherwise, I probably wouldn't bother. The first
attack and HP are pretty good, but the bottom stats are
really bad, making Slowpoke pretty average.
Limited: 2.5/5 Rambunctious Party is great here,
where you probably have a ton of Basics relative to your
deck size and limited draw power. If you have a Slowking
Prime, even better.
Apparently we’ve never reviewed a
This is probably because it is a
Basic Pokémon capable of Evolving either
Slowking and was really only useful
for that purpose.
Slowpoke, from HS-Undaunted doesn’t
look to change that. It is a Basic Water
Pokémon with a solid 60 HP (since it can
It has a dangerous Lightning
Weakness: clearly the big hitters of
that type would already OHKO it.
The threat comes from smaller
Lightning Pokémon who only need to hit
30 damage to do the deed.
No Resistance is predictable yet
disappointing as is the Retreat Cost of
two; yes it is appropriate for
Slowpoke (who isn’t known for
speed), but it still hurts that even the
Basic of its line costs that much.
has two attacks.
Rambunctious Party is
interesting: for (C) you get to look at
the top five cards of your deck, bench
any Basic Pokémon you find there, and
shuffle the rest back.
This is interesting, but not
Sure you might luck into a full
Bench from a single
Odds are you’ll only snag one or
two, and there is a realistic chance
you’ll just whiff.
To maximize the effect, you’d
have to run more Basic Pokémon and the
idea of a good set-up Pokémon is to
allow you to run less while accessing
Call Energy turns just about any
Pokémon into a superior opener, and even
amongst actual openers you should easily
be able to snag two or three more Basic
Its only other attack is Rain Splash for
(WC), and that just does 20 damage,
which is 10 to 20 damage too low to be
Below I’ve scored it for use on
its own: it is the
best of the two available
Slowpoke right now.
In Limited play, it can actually
be useful since you probably won’t have
access to any other set-up cards.
I am still selling my former
collectables on eBay. I’ve had a
lot of hobbies over the years, so at
various times I’ll have comic books,
manga, action figures, and video games
on the auction block. You can take
a look at what’s up for bids
here. I usually add new stuff on
Wednesdays and Saturdays. Just a
reminder, Pojo is in no way responsible
for any transactions and was merely kind
enough to let me mention the auctions