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- Plasma Blast

Date Reviewed:
October 3, 2013

Ratings & Reviews Summary

Modified: 2.00
Limited: 4.25

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

Baby Mario
2010 UK National

Kangaskhan (Plasma Blast) 

We’re just days away from a new Generation of Pokémon, and somehow it’s nice to be doing a card review of one of the original 151. That’s especially true because poor Kangaskhan doesn’t get put on a card too often: the last time was back in Triumphant and there are only seven cards featuring this Pokémon in the history of the game (compared to approximately one billion Raichu). 

This might even be the best Kangaskhan ever printed too (though that really isn’t saying much). It has a solid 100 HP and boasts a nice Call for Family attack that allows you to search out a couple of Basic Pokémon and put them on the Bench. That’s a useful attack to have in the format to use with decks that need to set up and Kangaskhan provides a reasonable alternative to using Emolga DRX if you prize the higher HP over the latter’s free retreat cost. The old school Comet Punch attack is sweet for people who enjoy their Pokémon nostalgia, but not that great for those who want reliable damage and dislike coin flips. Oh well, at least it’s fairly cheap. 

The big issue for this card is the change to the first turn rules with the new Generation of X/Y Pokémon. From 8 November this year, if you go first, you will no longer be able to attack on your opening turn. Obviously, this makes set up attacks like Kangaskhan’s a lot less appealing, and it’s not as if they were used very much in the first place (in this format anyway). Oh well, let’s hope there a Mega Kangaskhan card that is as awesome as the video game version. 


Modified: 2 (getting less useful by the day)

Limited: 4.25 (CFF on a big-ish Colourless Basic? Where do I sign?)

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