2 Level 6 monsters
Once per turn, during either player's turn, when a monster effect is activated on your opponent's side of the field: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; negate the effect, and if you do, inflict 1000 damage to your opponent.
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.
3 is average.
5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - May 12, 2012
Closing the week, we look at another XYZ, Photon
Strike Bounzer, a Rank 6, Warrior-type, Light
attributed XYZ, who is XYZ Summoned with two Level 6
Monsters. Photon Strike Bounzer has 2700 attack and
2000 defense, both of which I'd consider to be quite
good for a Rank 6. This Monster allows you the
option of negating the effect of an opponent's
effect monster, by discarding an XYZ Material
Monster. If said negation is successful, you also
inflict 1000 Damage to your opponent. That's a nice
bonus to an all ready nice effect, obviously
assuming it's successful. Good effect, great
attack, easy enough to Summon, I think we have
another XYZ winner.
Traditional: 3/5 Harder to summon higher Rank XYZ
Monsters (above Rank 4)
Art: 5/5 Could definitely be a Fiend or a Machine
Today’s card is one of those cards that are on
most people’s want list. Photon Strike Bounzer has
the ability to negate the effects of monsters that
activate on your opponent’s side of the field. It
cannot negate monster effects that activate in the
hand, graveyard, or banished area. It also does not
negate the activation of monsters or even destroy
that monster. It can be activated in the damage step
as it is a quick effect so when Gorz activates its
effect to inflict damage or special summon a
monster, you can negate it and stare down Gorz with
your own 2700 attack. Too bad it does not destroy.
Photon Strike Bounzer may be useable in an Inzektor
deck as it can make level 6 monsters quit easily if
you focus on that. It is not too good against them
because Hornet will just pop Strike Bounzer before
it can negate the Inzektor on the field. It is very
good against Wind-Ups even though it cannot touch
Shark. It can stop Rescue Rabbit and Laggia, but
it’s once per turn condition throws a dent in
There are a number of decks that have level 6
monsters that could play Photon Strike Bounzer.
Chaos, Monarch, Plants running Gigaplant and Copy
Plant, Dragunity, and Gagaga decks are just some of
those decks. Unfortunately, I think that the
limitations that have been placed on it (once per
turn, negate effects only, only monsters on your
opponents side of the field, and no destruction),
make this card far less effective than it could be.
It is the cheep version of Dolkka. It’s only saving
grace is that it can be summoned with any two
monsters. Alas they have to be level 6 so that is
not so nifty ether.
Today we review an interesting monster, Photon
Strike Bounzer. I guess the placing of the Z in
place of the C makes it more extreme. Anyways,
Bounzer is a Rank 6 Xyz, needing 2 level 6 monsters.
Bounzer's ability allows you once per turn, during
either player's turn, to detach one Xyz material
form this card to negate the effect of your
opponent's monster when it activates, if you do also
inflict 1000 damage to your opponent. It's hard
enough to out muscle this guy, but he can negate an
effect when it goes off once per turn, and
inflicting 1000 damage can hurt as well. is only
drawback/opponent's saving grace is that he only
negates the monster effect, and not destroy. Balance
is key to making a card. Inzektors, Photons and even
the Gagaga duo can get out Bounzer pretty easy.
Overall, a decent card, strong in ATK, and a good
Photon Strike Bounzer
"2 Level 6 monsters
Once per turn, during either player's turn, when a
monster effect is activated on your opponent's side
of the field: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from
this card; negate the effect, and if you do, inflict
1000 damage to your opponent."
Now we're talking. It's a little bit tricky to
get out 2 Level 6 guys to make his material, but
this guy is worth the effort. The ability to negate
any monster effect and do 1000 burn damage is one of
the best XYZ effects I've seen thus far. He needs to
have a deck tailored somewhat to bring him into
play, but is one of the better XYZs there is.
I'll say right away that I prefer Strike Bounzer to
Focus Force. It's true that Focus Force has better
stats and its effect is better in the fact it does
not necessarily have to be Chain Link 2, which
Bounzer forces. However, the power boost in Focus
Force is negligible, and Bounzer's burn side-effect
hurts any opponent that intends to bait out
Bounzer's effect. Also, on a minor note, Focus
Force's Machine Typing causes it to be vulnerable to
being absorbed by the opponent's Chimeratech
Fortress Dragon. Finally, Bounzer has a better name,
in terms of what support it can reap.
Now to discuss PSB himself... The potency to kill an
opponent's effect, even if only once per turn, is a
very powerful capability. At 2700 ATK himself, it
would be very difficult for the opponent to take him
out, much less if one monster is debilitated its
effect. Backed by some Traps of your own, PSB,
whether in a Photon or Bounzer Deck or not, will be
very difficult to outmanuver (although I would
highly consider PSB in either Photons or Bounzers).
Oh yes, and I also should've mentioned this in my
review for Thunder Charger last
Tuesday... Don't forget that Fusions and Synchros
are totally acceptable as Xyz Materials, so Instant
Fusion is a possibility to easily set up a high-Rank
Niche Decks: anything you think that can summon
Level 6 monsters easily, I'd use this over Inzektor
Exa-Beetle even in an Inzektor Deck, Dragunities,
this is a great Gagaga option, this actually gives
Photon Leo a viable use if you summon a pair with
Twin Photon Lizard but I wouldn't really run Leo in
Traditional: 2.5/5 (Magical Scientist is a reliable
yet expensive method to summon Xyz Monsters fast,
and Bounzer's effect negation could come in handy)
Aesthetics: 3.6/5 Aesthetics gets extra
competitive-value points as the name grants Photon
and Bounzer support. This isn't that great, as the
only possible support options granted this way are
Bounzer Guard, Twin Photon Lizard, and most
effectively Photon Trident. The face looks weird
though and that skinny body doesn't look like a
"bouncer" to me. I also especially like how Kite's
seemingly exclusive Photon archetype sees use by the
other antagonists of
Zexal. It means something...
Philosophy Corner: "I don't know. Putting . . . on
the outside didn't seem like such a good idea."
-Angela Montenegro, fictional character as portrayed
by Michaela Conlin in Hart Hanson's