2008-2-21 Pachirisu - GE 005/106

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  1. Mew*

    Mew* Active Member

    Excellent card here. Great HP, exceptional attacks, decent retreat cost. One more added bonus is that both attacks only need a colorless energy, so it can basically fit into any deck! Definitely the best of its class.
  2. Ajax

    Ajax New Member

    I think that this could help alot in honchkrow, it gets you 3 murkrow to use with your honchkrow, AND kills tools. IMO pachirisu is the besst starter out there. 9.5/10, because of the weakness:)
  3. B_B_C

    B_B_C New Member

    9/10. great starter if you can start with it. Why 9/10? Beacuse of Fighting weakness.
  4. Ardoptres

    Ardoptres New Member

    And why is the weakness so bad again?
  5. PkmnManiac

    PkmnManiac New Member

    Because someone could knock it out T1 or T2..
  6. Pikamaster

    Pikamaster Active Member

    Since it's the card of the day, does anybody have them for trade/sale? Me and my family need around 16. As for rating 10/10.
  7. Ardoptres

    Ardoptres New Member

    That can happen to ANY Pokemon. I can't remember any popular fighting Pokemon w/ a fighting basic.
  8. Mew*

    Mew* Active Member

    The only problem I have had with the weakness is that Gallade can OHKO it without flipping any prizes. This is annoying when you're trying to sacrifice it to make a comeback by stalling.
  9. Scizor

    Scizor New Member

    IMO Pachirisu is a far superior play to Holon Mentor. With Mentor not only are you using your supporter for the turn (and you can't even play supporters T1 going 1st), but you're potentially having to sacrifice something unless you're running 4 Stantler or something else. So, not only do you need the Mentor RIGHT away, but you also need an energy to retreat whoever you start with. Pachirisu is card advantage. Yes, you don't start with it every game, but the times you do, it is definitely worth it. 4 Pachy and 2 Research is a great play right now in a lot of decks.

    Back to back posts merged. The following information has been added:

    To add on to what I said, Holon's Castform is nowhere near what it was and it was the reason Holon Mentor was a great card. Take a look at the past: We had Delcatty, and we ran Dunsparce with it and then our main attacker. We now have Claydol, Delcatty AND Porygon 2. I would rather start with Pachy 40-50% of my games and just have to get one Celio, rather than have to start with Mentor (lower chance as well due to pokemon mulligans for Pachy), potentially lose whoever I start with because I have to use a Celio in addition to Mentor the next turn (this could already be T3.....), and THEN still have to run Windstorm and a Stantler or two just for insurance. You're talking about 2-4 EXTRA cards. JMO.
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2008
  10. smacktack15

    smacktack15 New Member

    The best starter out right now imo. I have to give this little (insert name of thing pachirisu is??? electric squirrel??? here) an 11/10
  11. chetabear

    chetabear New Member

  12. Mew*

    Mew* Active Member

    Is Gallade a popular Pokemon? Yes. Is is a Pokemon with a Fighting Basic? No....
  13. eriknance

    eriknance New Member

    All you had to say was that I should play Pachirisu because it's cute. I would've bought it. :smile:

    Seriously though, great response. I think the main reason I haven't been using Pachirisu is because I've been experimenting more with some of the other interesting starters we have. Sableye plus the Pokeball system is great, and the SW Mew is an incredible 1-card answer to getting set up since I can use its attack on the first turn even if I don't start with it. Plus, other choices I've been working on for States simply cannot fit 4 (or even 2 or 3) Pachirisu in the deck.

    But I agree with what you said in terms of decks that can effectively use Pachirisu. Sometimes the build of the deck requires a lot of Basic Pokemon or a quick set up. For decks like Magmortar varients (Typhlosion/Blaziken), Hurricane, and others, Pachirisu is the superior play. But think about G&G decks -- is Pachirisu worth playing over Sentret/Furret? Though most decks can gain strength from using Pachirisu, others simply don't need it.

    I still think Pachirisu's second attack is awesome though.
  14. poketo

    poketo New Member

    Yeay Dunsparce from SS has a friend that has the same first attack!!! Hopefully it will be gone t3 after that its a dud!
    10/10 if you open with it
  15. orangematt

    orangematt New Member


    Pachirisu brings skill (in the form of set-ups) back rather than just depending on luck and speed.
  16. Justin T

    Justin T New Member

    Goodness people hype gallade up so much, you would think it was the strongest card out there now. But 10/10 (even though I give more props to lapras because it's my baby).
  17. BoDragon

    BoDragon Member

    Ladies and gentlemen, please meet the next SS Dunsparce!

    Call for Family is a vital attack to readily retrieve three Basic Pokémon in your deck onto your bench. This sets you up for your next turn to evolve Pokémon to enhance your side of the battle.

    Fighting types are in the game, possibly Gallade and Lucario. I do not see them being a problem as Pachirisu will not stay out the entire game.

    Modified: 10/10
    Limited: 10/10
    Unlimited: 9/10
  18. Pinsir52

    Pinsir52 New Member

    The ability to get 3 basics on the bench on T1is wonderful! I'll give Pachi 9/10!
  19. bakocatapong

    bakocatapong New Member

    Pachirisu is a great card, but not worth a 10. It is just too over-hyped. to the guy who says mentor is inferior to the squirrel, i would have to disagree. To use pachi, you need 2 cards, not 1(you need an energy!!!). Mentor is not card specific in discarding, while pachi needs an energy card attachable to basics(cannot use evolution requiring energy, so no dre or boost Q.Q). Even though using mentor is using your supporter for the turn, Pachi uses your energy attach for the turn. Pachi is just some tool-crushing tech to put into poke-power/body heavy decks. Mentor can also be used mid-game without needing bench space. Casty is not dead either. the only reason why it was supposedly "dead" was because of t1 KO with riolu/cario, but cario decks are starting to dissapear (t2 blissey, t2 kricket, honchie, and fire TRUK are rising in popularity). Delta decks have the potential to come back, if only people would stop worrying about getting t1'ed.

    Now to pachirisu itself. Its got 70 hp, great for basics, but its +20 weakness may get it killed faster. Resistance is pointless, considering it is very rare to find metal decks in the current metagame. It is electric, but not many things in the format are weak to it that are going to be played. Its retreat cost means wasting an energy(unless you play trainers like switch). First attack gets 3 basics for one colorless so it is useful to some decks regardless of colors. Good, but not the best(IMO). Pachi is just a one hit (maybe two)wonder, considering you fill your bench with two of this attack. Second attack is actually the best part about pach(again, IMO). One colorless for 10 is common, but the effect is what makes it a great card. Taking out a tool for 1 energy is good, and adding 30 dmg when you do it is better.

    The rarity is holo rare, which means it is harder to pull from a pack and is worth more $$$. The are is beautiful, one of the best pictures in the tcg. The set is great encounters, which just recently came out so it may be harder to find due to this as well as rarity.

    Pachirisu is a good card, but not 10/10 quality.
    I give the squirrel 7/10 (modified, or whatever the main event tournaments' format is called) because it is not as useful as everyone thinks it is and there are other options that can be more efficient based on the deck.

    Last edited: Feb 22, 2008
  20. ~Blazi-King~

    ~Blazi-King~ New Member

    Pachirisu > Dunsparce!
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