Bit of an interesting Pokémon up for review today.
Interesting doesn’t always mean ‘good’, but in this case
the designers have come up with a nice card, though
whether it can hang with the big boys of the format is
open to serious question.
is a low HP Stage 1, but it has two pretty good (and
cheap) attacks. Eerie Voice places two damage counters
opponent’s Pokémon for just one Psychic Energy, making
it the most cost-efficient damage spreader in the game.
Problem is that Pokémon have such huge HP nowadays, it
would take a lot of Gourgeists
to KO anything. You would really need
Dusknoir BCR to manipulate
that damage with its Sinister Hand Ability, or something
that can hit damaged Pokémon especially hard.
Spirit Scream is a little more expensive and it’s an
attack that will likely remind veteran players of
Weezing DX’s Liability.
Basically, it leaves both Active Pokémon with 10 HP
left, and this can be turned into a KO easily enough
with a Hypnotoxic Laser.
It’s a fun attack and could generate some favourable
exchanges against EX Pokémon, but even at the cost of
two Psychic Energy, it is difficult to swarm with a
Pokémon as frail as Gourgeist
(being Weak to Dark doesn’t help either).
is a good card, and it’s also a
But this format’s 180 HP OHKO Pokémon have chewed up and
spat out many good and fun Pokemon
over the last couple of years. I’m afraid that the same
fate may await this card.
Modified: 3 (deserves some casual play at least)
Limited: 3.75 (could be highly effective)