2011-05-13 BW Maractus 012

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  1. waynegg

    waynegg CotD Editor<br>Forum Moderator

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    [gal=51807]2011-05-13 BW Maractus 012[/gal]​
  2. PokemonPizzaParty

    PokemonPizzaParty New Member

    first! Great HP for basic,constant rattle is ok, but a little too flippy, gg drain is pretty bad, bad rare, bad retreat bad weakness ok resist.
    Format: 5/10
    Last edited: May 13, 2011
  3. waynegg

    waynegg CotD Editor<br>Forum Moderator

    That's not a review...
  4. PokemonPizzaParty

    PokemonPizzaParty New Member

    it is now
  5. Shakanou

    Shakanou New Member

    Oh wow I love this card with a little bit boosting, this card could be some serious problem

    Shaymin lvl x + expert belt + cherrim and serperior

    If u dont kill him in 1 hit, youll never kill him because mega will 50dmg + !?!?

    anyway it's not too bad to begin with this pkm too a potential 60dmg for 1 energy
    Great hp cool resistance and ok retreat cost
  6. Otaku

    Otaku Active Member

    Filler review should at least be filler review.

    Cactus Bunny? That alone got my attention. Good stats for a Basic Grass Pokemon, even having Water Resistance. Clearly not in the league of Reshiram/Zekrom, though.

    First attack is flippy, which will scare a lot of players off. Tails is horrible at zero damage, one is almost as bad at 10 damage, but two is a solid 30 and three is 60 damage! It is unreliable, but it also means it is almost always a threat. If you do manage to get three Energy on it, you'll hit for a solid 50 points of damage and heal as much as you do! Finally a Pokemon that is big enough to use that effect.

    Still, definitely a specialist since it needs so much Grass Energy. I'd say it is a solid opener/closer for Grass Decks, especially ones which can get the Energy on it. I'll try to do a more in depth look later.

    Scored just for Grass Decks:

    Modified: 7/10

    Limited: 8.5/10

    Edit: Reading the flavor text for the card, this Pokemon as a concept is pure win. Maraca Cactus Bunny? If Jesse or James are still in the show, please let them snag this!
    Last edited: May 13, 2011
  7. wolfroke

    wolfroke New Member

    Its okay, its a good card to gamble with, not for the three energy in the upcoming format though.
    Water resistance is pretty great, but the fire might be very bad for it.
    Lets hope for the best for this guy?
    Cuz I mean, not much for a 90hp, most ohko with +power
  8. Regis_Neo

    Regis_Neo Moderator

    Wonder why we're reviewing this fun guy on the unlucky Friday the 13th...anyways, today's CotD is Maractus from BW, a funky little Basic. Statwise 90 HP is great for a Basic (at least 30 more than average), x2 Weakness to :fire: is meh, -20 Resistance to :water: is nice, and :colorless::colorless: to Retreat is a bit pricey. Constant Rattle is interesting for :grass:; at the very least you're guaranteed a basic 10 damage, but triples to 30 if you flip 2 Heads, and doubles from there to 60 if you get 3 Heads, making it a potentially powerful attack. Giga Drain is overpriced though at :grass::grass::grass: for 50 and healing as much damage as Giga Drain inflicts onto the Defending.

    Modified - 5/10 (It's decent, but the fact he doesn't evolve into anything more powerful and isn't built as a main attacker really hampers his use)
    Limited - 9/10 (If you're running :grass: I'd definitely pick up this guy, a nice big Basic with decent attacks)
    Unlimited - 1/10 (No use here, too weak)
  9. rayquaza2222

    rayquaza2222 New Member

    Who knows, James could have one. If not, since they are taking some old stuff from the past (like "Who's That Pokemon"), they might me delighted to use a Pokemon that is sorta like Cacnea.

    I give it.....
    HS-on: 8/10 Good for grass decks.
    Unlimited: 1/10 Like Regis_Neo said, useless here.

    It has good stuff for a Basic Pokemon. But, not fond of the retreat.
  10. boneclub24

    boneclub24 New Member

    This would be a solid 9/10 if they 2nd attack could be payed for with DCE. That would make it fast enough to matter, However, the Pokemon is still solid for what it is.

  11. dark wobbuffet

    dark wobbuffet New Member

    This card would be impossible to knock out if only it wasnt so easy to one hit ko it. the first attack is not all that bad but it isnt something to be relied on. the second attack is kind of tricky to pay for since you cant use anything other than grass but it can heal crazy damage if you have expert belt and serperior(s).
  12. waynegg

    waynegg CotD Editor<br>Forum Moderator

    With Celebi Prime this could be a fast Active/Stall option while you build out the rest of your strategy.

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