Are you the kind of player who enjoys thinking up
difficult but potentially devastating combos? If so,
then the designers at Pokémon HQ have dreamed up a card
to drive you insane.
You really shouldn’t even be giving
Rhydon a second look. He’s a low-ish
HP Stage 1, Weak to Grass (even
Virizion EX one-shots him, and that’s a set-up
Pokémon) with a horrible retreat cost. His first attack
is an underpowered vanilla effort and his second costs
three Fighting Energy and one Colourless. But that is
what may actually tempt some people.
The appropriately-named Mad Mountain makes you fulfill
some unlikely conditions in order to generate a great
effect. For a start you have to get all that Energy on
Rhydon (and there’s no real
acceleration for Fighting). Next you have to flip 2
heads (Victory Star Victini
can help a bit, but the odds are still against you on
this). Then you have to have enough damage counters on
Rhydon to make the attack
worthwhile (which means
setting up Damage Swap Reuniclus
because most attacks will just obliterate
Rhydon in one hit).
Once you have achieved all this you
can discard the top card of your opponent’s deck for
every damage counter on Rhydon
(maximum of nine).
It’s the most ridiculous,
uber-combotastic, utterly impractical, way of
trying to mill an opponent into defeat by deck out. I
would have nothing but admiration for anyone who managed
to pull this off in an actual tournament game.
But please, for the sake of your sanity, don’t even try.
Modified: 1.5 (mad by name, mad by nature)
Limited: 2 (it’s possible you could pull it off in this
format. But still highly unlikely)