(Guardians Rising, 129/145) is a brand new card
out of the Guardians Rising expansion set.
Switch allows you to move an energy card from a
benched Pokemon to an active Pokemon.
I can see how players could use
If you hit a Max
Elixir (Breakpoint, 102/122) and have a
If your opponent
Lysandres (Ancient Origins, 78/98) a Pokemon
into the active and you need to retreat it
You can shelter (protect from
Team Flare Grunt
(XY, 129/146)) energy on the bench until your
Pokemon in the active is evolved and ready to use it
If your opponent uses a hammer to knock energy off of
your active Pokemon, you can use this to move an energy
up to the active Pokemon
Honestly, I can envision
scenarios where you could attach multiple energy in one
turn on to the active Pokemon using
Switch allows for
any energy –
special or basic – to be moved.
However, before I sound too
much like an infomercial, I have very rarely seen
used. I can
only vaguely remember seeing it played a couple of
times, and I absolutely can say that it did NOT impress
me when I did see it played.
For instance, we all probably have a card that we
can remember the first time we saw it played and it
completely bowled us over.
Mega Turbo (Roaring Skies, 86/108).
I remember thinking, “Wow I didn’t even know that
Switch definitely did not give me that same
I’m sure it helped my opponent, but it in no way turned
the balance of the match.
I’m sure it was handy, but it didn’t really move
the radar for me.
Plus, you have to have it in your hand when the
situations above occur, which just isn’t always possible
And it’s an Item card – it’s
people are cutting down on Items faster than SUV’s with
$4.00 a gallon gas, I just don’t see how you can afford
to work this into a deck list.
Standard: 1.5 out of 5
just isn’t really useful enough to employ in today’s
sixty card list is simply way too tight for it to fit
into almost every deck list.
Plus, its name is a little misleading.
There’s nothing “Multi” about it.
It allows one energy card to move in one
If it allowed for two or more energy cards to be shifted
in more than one direction,
then it would
be a very valuable card and would certainly see a lot
One brief post-script
completely unrelated to
I will not be doing any reviews next week as I’ll be
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