Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day
Limited Edition Promo
/ Effect Monster
If this card is added to you hand from your Deck by
the effect of a Spell, Trap, or Monster Card, you
can Special Summon this card on your side of the
- Light / 1 / 200 / 300
are based on a 1 to 5 scale
the worst. 3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating
Date Reviewed - 8.11.04
Meet Magical Scientist's new friend.
Watapon is a weak monster that can summon itself if
you draw it outside of the draw phase or the opening
hand. There are better cards for normal Tribute
fodder, and better ways to stall. Usually, you don't
want to draw this with Pot of Greed. But just as with
Gilasaurus, Scientist decks can always use one more
free summon. If you can special summon this, tribute
it for Catapult Turtle, and then use Last Will to
fetch Scientist, you've won. (Same for Gilasaurus but
you'd have an extra shot at it now.)
Scientist decks run so much thinning already, this
could help. I still think Gilasaurus is more solid,
but give this a try.
3/5 for the FTKO
Monday's card boasted an impressive 3000 ATK, with a
self-boosting effect. Yesterday's had an even more
impressive 3200. Todayís card is the mighty Watapon,
with 200 ATK and 300 DEF! But...hey, he's Witchable,
Sanganable, Angelable, Metamorphoses into Thousand
Eyes Restrict, and is LIGHT (therefore Chaos food).
Getting back to Witch and Sangan, they are the cards
with which Watapon will be combined most often. If you
search for him with Witch, he'll go to the field
instead of your hand. If he's added to your hand via
any Monster, Magic, or Trap effect, he'll go straight
to the field. That's...just about it.
It could be useful in decks utilizing swarm, or
requiring some extra monsters to tribute; but you
really don't want to draw Watapon, as his effect
becomes worthless once you do. Because of this, he
isn't all that playable.
Typical tournament deck: 2/5
LIGHT Swarm deck (w/ Solar Ray): 3/5
OVERALL RATING: 2.5/5
Watapon is another one of the cards handed out at the
Yu-Gi-Oh movie. Watapon is a perfect addition to any
deck that has more then a normal amount of Tribute
Watapon is special summoned whenever he is drawn
outside of the draw phase. This could be through a
Witch of the Black Forrest or Sangan search, Pot of
Greed or any other deck drawing cards.
This makes him exceptionally excellent when you have
that Jinzo in your hand and you can't seem to summon
Being a Light type he can be used as not only tribute
fodder, but as a sacrifice for a chaos monster. But
Watapon shines (at least in my opinion) in an Angel
Angel decks use more than a normal amount of Tribute
monsters, and if you happen to draw him in your draw
phase, then you still have the option to discard him
to activate Arch Lord Zerato's effect.
Watapon is a new personal Favorite of mine, I'm giving
him a score of 4.5/5.
No normal breakdown. Simply put, I am either missing
something or this card is only for pretty desperate
tribute decks. Watapon is
a Level 1 Light/Fairy, with a 200 ATK and 300 DEF.
Its effect states that when it is added to your hand
from your deck by the effects of
either Spell, Trap, or Monster Card, you can
Special Summon it. Okay, it has a few other
uses-Defense if your
opponent nukes you Sangan or Witch of the Black Forest
and hey, you might get lucky and nab all three with a
Morphing Jar or Graceful so you can summon something
big! Again though, unless I am missing something,
that is still not too thrilling.
1.5/5-I suppose it can be added to several decks and
maybe prove useful.
1/5-Though even if you could draft it, youíd have a
hard time drafting draw power in this game.
say it again-if itís good, I must be missing
something. Sorry for the short review, but I have a
lot of stuff I have put off this summer and itís
starting to come due.
Watapon was first used in the first duel in the Doma
story arc of the Yu-Gi-Oh anime (coming this September
butchered and brought to you by 4kids and KidsWB ;). )
It saved Yugi a number of times, and it has been made
a little bit more playable.
This card can mainly be used offensively, where you
can use it as sacrificial bait if drawn/fetched by
Witch or Sangan. This card also works well
defensively, where it can save you from a direct
attack...the stats aren't going to get you anywhere
either, so yeah, that's all it's good for. It's chaos
bait (hate to mention this), and it works well for
angels that want to get powerful monsters like
Airknight Parshath out fast...then when this furball
hits the grave, it will add to the ATK boost of Mudora,
which is always a good thing.
Not much else about this guy really...he's only a
furball kuriboh-wannabe really, except the angelic
(no limited rating)
For: Chaos decks, Tribute heavy decks, Lower level
I was caught by surprise by
this week's card of the day lineup. I didn't even know
the movie cards until I was sent their actual effect
text, and Watapon has me a bit surprised. It's already
been released in Japan (I believe) and I haven't fully
deciphered all of its uses. I'll do my best in this
don't think a 200/300 monster is going to provide much
of an advantage. In fact, some of the cards that seem
to trigger Watapon's effect are actually disadvantaged
by including his effect. For example, who would search
him with Witch, when they can find a far better
monster for the situation? His real purpose seems to
be connected to the draw engine cards (Card
Destruction, PoG, G C, Reload) and so on. Even then,
his effect doesn't really help unless you're running a
plethora of tribute monsters. His "advantage" is that
he saves a summon. 3/10.
Draw for the Situation:
not really a good draw for the situation. He's more of
a good "draw into" a situation. You want to draw this
guy with your new hand, and save a free normal summon.
This still doesn't save him from the fact that he's a
horrible draw. Couldn't he at least have had 1000
attack or something? 2/10.
he does possess a decent effect that's unique, and
also serves as a light/fairy for mudora/chaos build
up. He gets 5 points for that, but loses the other 5
for obvious reasons. 5/10.
can rely on his effect if you build up enough cards to
augment his capabilities. What you do with it, after
resolution, of course, is anybody's guess. Does
anybody really care that you can get a 200/300 monster
on the field? I don't. 3/10.
Interesting effect. Next card, anyone?
Score: 13/40= 33/40
it combos with:
Airknight Parshath, Pot of Greed, Graceful Charity,
Witch of the Black Forest, Sangan, Morphing Jar, Card
Destruction, so on and so forth.