There was quite a bit of hype over this card before
release and some players still believe it’s good. I’m
not one of them though.
You can understand why people think that way. A card
called Evosoda that grabs
evolutions? Could this be the boost that Stage 1 and 2
decks have needed for so long? Well, sadly no. Unlike
Rare Candy (and older cards like Broken Time-Space and
Wally’s Training), Evosoda doesn’t allow you to break
any of the rules of evolution: in fact, it specifically
states on the card that it cannot be used on the first
turn or with a Pokémon you have just put into play.
What this leaves you with is basically a conditional
Pokemon search card that
fetches evolutions from the deck provided you already
had the Pokémon you are evolving on the Field at the
start of your turn. As such, it is a whole lot less
flexible than Ultra Ball, and can’t get the Basic into
play like Level Ball. More importantly, it doesn’t make
the process of getting your evolutions into play any
easier or faster. I suppose I could see some reason to
use this in a deck with multiple Stage 1s (Trevenant
XY maybe?), but even there I would almost certainly
prefer the greater utility of Ultra Ball and friends.
Stage 2 decks will just stick with Rare Candy as it
enables them to skip the Stage 1 for greater efficiency
Sadly, this card’s name promises things that the card
text doesn’t deliver.
Modified: 2.5 (when it comes down to it, just a mediocre
Limited: 4.5 (if you play stuff that evolves, you will