Pojo's Pokemon news, tips, strategies and more!

Pikachu Anatomy

Pokemon Home


Price Guide Set List

Message Board

Pokemon GO Tips

Pokemon News

Featured Articles

Trading Card Game
- Price Guide
- Price Guide
- Card of the Day
- Professional Grading
- Killer Deck Reports
- Deck Garage
- William Hung
- Jason Klaczynski
- Jeremy's Deck Garage
- Johnny Blaze's Banter
- TCG Strategies
- Rulings Help
- Apprentice & Patch
- Apprentice League
- Spoilers & Translations
- Official Rules
- Featured Event Reports
- Top of the World
- An X-Act Science
- Error Cards
- Printable Checklist
- Places to Play

Nintendo Tips
- Red/Blue
- Yellow
- Gold & Silver
- Crystal
- Ruby & Sapphire
- Fire Red & Leaf Green
- Emerald
- Pinball
- TCG cart
- Stadium
- PuPuzzle League
- Pinball: Ruby/Sapphire
- Pokemon Coliseum
- Pokemon Box
- Pokemon Channel

GameBoy Help
- ClownMasters Fixes
- Groudon's Den
- Pokemon of the Week

E-Card Reader FAQ's
- Expedition
- Aquapolis
- Skyridge
- Construction Action Function
- EON Ticket Manual

Deck Garage
- Pokemaster's Pit Stop
- Kyle's Garage
- Ghostly Gengar

- Episode Listing
- Character Bios
- Movies & Videos
- What's a Pokemon?
- Video List
- DVD List

Featured Articles

Pojo's Toy Box

Books & Videos


Advertise With Us
- Sponsors


About Us
Contact Us

Yu Yu Hakusho
Harry Potter
Vs. System

Pojo's Pokémon Card of the Day



- XY

Date Reviewed:
April 14, 2014

Ratings & Reviews Summary

Standard: 1.50
Limited: 2.25

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 Page

Baby Mario
2010 UK National

Scolipede (XY) 

Hello and welcome to the week on Pojo’s CotD. After a week of Items, it’s time to get back to looking at some of the Pokémon in the XY Set. 

We kick off with Scolipede, a Stage 2 with plenty of HP, but little else to offer. Random Peck might be cheap, but it’s also much too . . . well, random to be of much use as it relies on successful coin flips to do any significant damage. Meanwhile Poison Ring offers a bit more in the way of damage and also inflicts Poison and stops the Defending Pokémon from retreating next turn. There’s lots going on there, but it doesn’t add up to as much as you would think. Switching cards or Keldeo EX defeat the lock, Virizion EX can prevent the status, 70 damage isn’t very much, and the cost? It’s a prohibitive four Energy. 

Which all kind of leaves this card nowhere, really. It’s a resource-hungry Stage 2 that is outclassed by a ton of Basics, so it is never going to see play. 


Modified: 1.5 (Poison + retreat lock is nice, but far too much trouble with this card)

Limited: 2.25 (lock works better here, but it’s still a lot of effort)

Intro to
Unlimited 150

Unlimited 150 review.
This new Scolipede follows card tradition of having a really high HP score and a bad, sluggish Retreat Cost… so the exact opposite of its in-game self then.
The 150HP is the standout part of this card, especially for a non-ex. Random Peck is cheap but unreliable, Poison Ring is ok but quite over-costed, it could have easily have been 3 energy. The best way to use it will be to Gust something big into the Active position for a 2 hit KO and like any Poisoning Pokémon, Virbank will always be useful.

All other Scolipede have had the same sort of template as this one, good HP but unimpressive attacks so it doesn’t really have any other versions to team up with for an impressive deck. Still, there’s much worse Pokémon you could use, if you really love Scolipede you could support it with some Energy acceleration like Gardevoir (Next Destinies) or go the tanking route with Alakazam (Base).

Rating: 2 (Good HP on all its versions is the only thing that makes this Pokémon stand out)

Copyright© 1998-2014 pojo.com
This site is not sponsored, endorsed, or otherwise affiliated with any of the companies or products featured on this site. This is not an Official Site.