It sure is a wonder that Fairies
are getting their own Energy now. Can you believe it's
been a little over a year now since they came into the
game? And now they've got their own Energy! That's
So like all the newer Type
Energies, you're supposed to play this in a specific
deck - namely Fairies. The nice thing about this is that
Wonder Energy prevents your opponent's attacks from
doing anything other than damage to you. I think this
makes Wonder Energy far more versatile than most of the
other Energies; Strong and Shield Energy work well on
their own but do even better stacked, Herbal Energy only
goes off once, and Mystery Energy only lowers the
Retreat Cost of the Pokemon it's attached to.
Wonder Energy on the other hand
doesn't need to be stacked, doesn't go off once, and
doesn't just lower the debatably irrelevant Retreat Cost
- its effect is active as long as it's attached!
Granted, it's not stopping damage or preventing Trainer
cards from affecting your Pokemon, and Fairies were
unfortunately overlooked in terms of Ancient Traits -
the only one to get one was Azumarill with Alpha
Recovery which is...meh. Still, keeping your Fairies
safe from things like Beedrill's Allergic Shock attack
or from taking on a Status of some sort is pretty
useful, so feel free to give Wonder Energy a try in your
And let's face it, Fairies are
about to become very, VERY useful.
Standard: 2.5/5 (it's pretty
decent; though what it doesn't cover outweighs what it
covers, what it covers is still a fair chunk of stuff,
and you're still getting good Energy for it)
Expanded: 2.5/5 (about the same,
just with more Hammers)
Limited: 4/5 (definitely run it to
keep from suffering through some of those nasty attacks
- again, like Beedrill's Allergic Shock)
Arora Notealus: Making all these
Type Energies is nice in a way. It gives each deck their
own personal "motif" of sorts. Like I wonder what a Fire
Energy would do, or a Water Energy! Ooh, or Electric
Energy! I could see a batch that inflict certain
Statuses onto Pokemon!
Weekend Thought: You excited yet
for Roaring Skies? I know it's coming out the middle of
next week, but you've got admit this is gonna be good!
What do you think should make our Top 10 List? Heck,
what's your Top 10 List for this set?