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Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day

Natura Bamboo Shoot

If this card is Tribute Summoned by Tributing a "Naturia" monster, while this card remains face-up on the field, your opponent cannot activate Spell or Trap Cards.

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2.25
Advanced: 4.00 

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 is average. 5 is the highest rating.

Date Reviewed - August 10, 2010

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Dark Paladin


Naturia Bamboo Shoot, an oddly named, oddly looking, yet pretty cute and adorable, is a very interesting monster. I don't know anything about Naturia monsters, nor how many exist, so I'm sorry for that...however...

We have a Level 5 monster, Earth attribute, who is a Plant, despite living in Aqua surroundings. Anyway, if you Tribute Summon this card with another Naturia monster, your opponent cannot activate Magic or Trap cards...in a word, that is phenomenal, as your opponent must attack you.

To shut down 2 out of 3 cards your opponent draws is wonderful, but sadly, we only have 2000 attack and defense to back this card up. It doesn't specify a position, simply face-up, so that helps boost playability a bit. Something just to hold on to, or trade for now I think...


1.5/5 both Formats

Art: 3.75/5


Naturia Bamboo Shoot ...
I like this guy. Simple and effective and probably has the potential to create some brilliant locks in the game.
2000 ATK and DEF aint all that much ... especially for a tribute monster - its kinda sucks. But if he was tribute summoned with a Naturia monster, your opponent cannot activate any spells or traps. How cool is that? - That's 2/3 of most people's arsenal. They still have their effect monsters to get them out of a pinch, but they still have to contend with YOUR spells and traps.
Add Destiny Hero Plasma or something to shut them down even further ... ahhh ... Naturia .... There is a lot of fun to be had with these cards ...
Traditional: 3.5/5
Advanced: 4/5


Naturia Bamboo Shoot:

This is one of the more hyped cards being released to us in Duelist Revolution, and with good reason. It can shut down your opponent's spell AND trap cards, which is an amazing effect for ONE card to have. It's also incredibly easy to get to the field, as it is a 5 star, and Naturias have their own Tree-Born Frog in Naturia Pineapple, so the tribute fodder should always be there when needed. I think as the format slows down, control decks are going to be very popular come September 1st. Glads, Herald, and now, Naturias are set to have some time to shine, until everything takes a back-seat to the Fabled and Scrap archetypes. A few important things to remember about Bamboo Shoot are that he cannot negate cards that were already on the field prior to his summoning, and if he is flipped face-down somehow, and then flipped face-up again his effect will not be active. Also of note: Ryko is this guy's worst nightmare, and I think we are going to continue to see him splashed in many decks as a kind of "cure-all" to problem cards such as this. Blackwings have an absurd amount of outs against this card, as Gale can run over it easily and Kalut makes almost any of there monsters capable of killing Bamboo Shoot in battle, AND... their main decked Oppressions can stop Pineapple from hitting the field. So watch out for that match-up if you intend on using Naturias in the upcoming format.

Traditional: 3.0
Advanced: 3.5 (will most likely rise after I get to see this card in action)


Naturia Bamboo Shoot is a somewhat controversial monster, and for a reason. I'm pretty sure this topped a big tournament in Japan. It's like the new Jinzo, only better. With just a single tribute, your opponent is now unable to use any spells or traps! No cost to keep this guy going. Naturias can easily stop special summoning, and Royal Oppression makes this very, very easy.

Having to tribute a Naturia monster is no problem. Just to make sure Naturias would wreck and make Konami lots of money when you want your own, Konami made Naturia Treeborn Frog, and also made the pineapple a secret rare. The only downside is that it only has 2000 ATK, but does that really matter when your opponent can't special summon or activate ANY Spells OR Traps? Come on, Konami, quit with the ridiculous power creep.

Art: Aww, it's so cute-NO! NO! YOU CAN FIGHT IT!
Fun Fact: Bamboo shoots are edible. Cards are not. Well, technically, they are, but it's not recommended.
Tomorrow: This card isn't nice to women. It's just mean. To everyone.


Naturia Bamboo Shoot
I promised I'd do this, so here's a shout out to those guys I know from Jimmy's in Whittier whose names I didn't catch! lol.
OK, so Naturia Bamboo Shoot. This is a much talked about card, being an EARTH Plant, 5 stars, 2000 ATK and DEF. Not bad so far.
If you tribute summon it by tributing a Naturia monster, your opponent cannot activate spells or traps. Old school Horus lock all in one card? Yes please.
The best combo with this would be Naturia Pineapple, which is essentially a Treeborn Frog for plants. It can easily be fit into any Naturia deck to create trouble for your opponents. 2000 ATK/DEF isn't anything amazing, though, so be sure to drop some protection alongside him to keep him from dying to stuff like Cyber Dragon or Goyo.
Monarchs will pick this guy apart, too.
Traditional: 1/5 Way too slow, I don't think this would work here.
Advanced: 4/5 Very powerful here, but several common strategies can mess him up.
Art: I always imagined bamboo shoots as those things in Chinese food.
Now I will imagine these things in my Chinese food. It's ruined my life. ;__;


Well, looks like I get a chance to review something I missed last month: Naturia Bamboo Shoot.  This is a Level 5 Earth/Plant with a mere 2000 ATK and DEF and of course can tap Naturia support.  The low ATK/DEF compensates for an amazing effect: so long as the monster you offer as Tribute for a Tribute Summon is a Naturia monster, your opponent cannot activate Spells or Traps!  You still can, though, so an “incomplete” lockdown tactic is relatively easy.  Almost scarily, you can even bust this out first turn with Naturia Pineapple (essentially a Treeborn Frog for Naturia decks) and Hand Destruction: pitch a Pineapple during Stand By Phase, revive it, and in your Main Phase sacrifice Pineapple for Bamboo Shoot.


You have quite a few options for dealing with effect monsters: anything from going whole hog by running Destiny Hero – Plasma to shut down your opponent’s effects to just running some appropriate Counter Traps.  As for opposing monsters overpowering Bamboo Shoot with brute force, 2000 ATK is still plenty big when backed up by Shrink or Rush Recklessly, let alone generic destructive traps (Sakuretsu Armor).  You could even add a card like Mist Body so that your opponent simply can’t destroy Bamboo Shoot through battle.




Traditional: 2/5 – I wonder if one could attempt a “first turn lock” deck with this and the right cards.  Without Spells and Traps setting the field for them, all the other decks would grind to a halt.  Too bad it probably isn’t reliable and your opponent might just toss Chaos Fodder when you use Hand Destruction.


Advanced: 4/5 – Seems like a very potent card, yet I haven’t really seen it being used.  Then again, I haven’t allowed much time to look for it.


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