Mesagoza – Scarlet & Violet 178/198

Date Reviewed:  May 13, 2023

Ratings Summary:
Standard: 1.50
Expanded: 1.50
Limited: 5.00

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is horrible. 3 is average. 5 is great.

Reviews Below:

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Mesagoza (Scarlet & Violet 178/198) is a Stadium card that lets you flip a coin. And if you flipped heads, you get to search your deck for a Pokemon and put it onto your hand. This seems like a decent effect to have on a Stadium card, but it is important to note where this effect originate from. In that case, this effect is from an item card called Poke Ball, which has been reviewed twice from the review crew: one from June 7, 2007 and one from May 21, 2020.

When looking at those reviews of Poke Ball, it is apparent that Poke Ball would see little to no competitive play. Having to rely on coin flips is almost never a good strategy to initiate. While it can get you something if the coin flips cooperated, flipping tails just as often makes players wished that they have used a different card that can be reliable (with or without drawbacks or costs that doesn’t involve coin flips). Because Mesagoza has the effect which resembles the effect of a Poke Ball, this stadium card could be dismissed as well, though I would give credit that unlike Poke Ball, Mesagoza stays in play as long as your opponent doesn’t discard it. However, your opponent could benefit from that stadium card by using your effect and then using their own stadium of choice.

So, in a way, Mesagoza could be worse than Poke Ball! I can’t think of any situation where Mesagoza could be useful. But as always, there could be one player that could make great use of it. After all, I didn’t realize that Poke Ball did get used by few players in Limitless Online Qualifier, so maybe there’s a light outside of a tunnel.


Standard: 1.5/5
Expanded: 1.5/5
Limited: 5/5

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