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Pojo's Pokémon Card of the Day

 

Lilligant

- Boundaries Crossed

Date Reviewed:
January 9, 2013

Ratings & Reviews Summary

Modified: 1.25
Limited: 3.13

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

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Baby Mario
2010 UK National
Seniors
Champion

Lilligant (Boundaries Crossed) 

If anyone reads my reviews on a regular basis (must be someone, surely?), they will know how much I love Lilligant: easily my favourite Generation V Pokémon. As far as the TCG goes, Lilligant cards are always prettyful (how could they not be?) and at least the EPO one was half decent. 

This Lilligant, sad to say, isn’t really cut out for competitive modified play however. A Grass Stage 1 with just 80 HP is a very easy Prize for . . . well, anything really. Her first attack, Return, does 20 damage and gives you a free Bianca (draw until you have six cards in your hand), all for the cost of one Colourless Energy: great value, but not really effective when facing Darkrai, Mewtwo, Landorus etc. The second, Magical Leaf, costs three Energy for a mere 50 damage, but does offer you a coin flip which will either add 30 damage (heads) or heal 30 (tails). Neither effect is really going to lift this card into competitive decks. 

So, definitely not cut out for modified, but in limited this is a great card. Draw in an almost draw-free environment is well worth an attack (especially such a good value one), and Lilligant’s ability to do decent damage or heal herself in a typically low damage format is very handy too. Basically, I’m glad that there is one arena in which Lilli can shine, and I would much rather Pokémon made cards like this than the kind of useless filler we reviewed on Monday. 

Rating 

Modified: 1.5 (not strong enough I’m afraid)
Limited: 3.75 (fairly splashable and offers some very nice options)

Jebulous Maryland Player

Lilligant
 
Lilligant is a Stage 1 Grass Pokemon with 80 HP.  It is weak to Fire, resistant to Water, and has a retreat cost of 1.  It is searchable by Level Ball.
 
'Return' costs 1 colorless energy and does 20 damage.  It also lets you draw until you have 6 cards in hand.  It is a good set up attack, just on the wrong Pokemon.  It needed to be on a Basic Pokemon in order to be the most effective.  On a Stage 2, you need to devote the set up in order to be able to do it.  So it's the setup in order to setup deal, why not just setup to your strategy?  Plus, you can just use Bianca... that way you don't lose your attack.  The draw effects are best suited to Trainers and Abilities.
 
'Magical Leaf' cost 1 Grass and 2 colorless energy.  It does 50 damage.  After the flip, if heads, it does 30 more and you heal 30 from Lilligant.  The flip part is bad and the healing isn't that helpful given how little HP it has to begin with.  I guess it healing 30 is good for the format, since 30 seems to be the magic number that is spread to Benched Pokemon.
 
So this isn't a competitive card; it's more suited for casual play.
 
Modified: 1/5
Limited: 2.5/5
Combos With:  ...
 
Questions, comments, concerns: jebulousthemighty@yahoo.com


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