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with Jason Klaczynski
Top 5 Overrated Cards

January 16, 2007

This week, I'm showing you the top cards that get more attention than they deserve.  Now don't think just because these cards are overrated means they're bad.  Rather, realize these cards are simply the cards in modified that have the biggest gap between how good people think they are, and how good they actually are.

#5 Pokémon Reversal (Unseen Forces)
If a card's doing nothing half the time, it better be worth it.  But the reason Pokémon Reversal is so overrated is that people often include it in decks that either 1) are better off running more supporters or energy, or 2) are better off running Energy Removal 2.  While Pokémon Reversal does fit well into some decks, like Arcanine ex, more times than not, its better off as another consistency-boosting supporter or Energy Removal 2.

#4 Exeggutor d (Holon Phantoms)
Exeggutor is, and by a longshot the weaker of the two Pokémon in a Delta (Raichu d/Exeggutor d) deck.  Its attack maxes at a weak 70, and its psychic weakness makes it an easy target for decks like Mewtrick & Banette.

#3 Mew ex (Legend Maker)
Believe it or not, Mew ex is an extremely overrated card.  Its 90 HP make it an easy two-prize target, and despite the Poke-Body's name, Mew ex is not a versatile card.  The only deck Mew ex works well in is Mewtrick.  Try using Mew ex is almost any other deck and you are wasting a spot on a two-prize giveaway.

#2 Arcanine ex (Legend Maker)
With 120 HP, one of the best Poke-Bodies in the game, and two great attacks, how can't it be good?  The problem is Arcanine simply needs too much energy.   Because of the constant energy drops Arcanine is forced to make, it often has trouble having back-up ready to deal with Safeguard Pokémon.  And after loosing Swoop Teleporter, Arcanine ex lost the Turn2 Engine (Jirachi DX/Swoop Teleporter) which took a big bite out of its consistency.

#1 Cessation Crystal (Crystal Guardians)
Not only overrated, but over hyped.  If Windstorm wasn't printed, we'd be looking at possibly one of the best cards in the game.  Fortunately for every deck that relies on Poke-Bodies or Poke-Powers, Windstorm was printed.  Anyone who plays with Cessation Crystal notices how seldom the card "sticks," that is, your opponent removes it from play quite easily.  (Usually with use of Windstorm.)



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