2007-09-11 Night Maintenance - MT 113/123

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  1. PokePop

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  2. PSYCO829

    PSYCO829 New Member

    w00t, numba one

    Night Maintenance
    this is the only card we have that allows you to get back pokemon from your discard pile
    we lost farmer, and gained this
    it only gets back 3 cards, but isnt a supporter
    meaning you can get back 3 basics, and mentor for them
    you can get back an evo, and get it immeadiatly
    i like this card, and if you play a modified deck, you probably play at least one of these

    Modified see above

    Unlimited: get back pokemon? why? the game is going to be over by t8 unless your opponent plays a lockdown deck, in which case you couldnt play this

    Limited: meh, its ok
    late game, you can prevent yourself from decking, or get back a pokemon and some energies
    not overly useful, but still a nice pull
  3. The Captain

    The Captain New Member

    Cards like this are very important in the format, with farmer leaving this and TSD are all we've got in terms of ability to grab stuff from the discard pile. That being said IMO TSD is much better in most decks because it does what night maintence does except faster, and with only a 1/8 chance of missing not a big problem. The only other benefits i can see is that the you get 3 more turns before decking or you've run out of baisics in your deck and you are about to use a castaway to get one. And nither of those happen to

    7/10 Would have been in every deck if TSD didn't come out. Now i think TSD will be the play. Use it if you don't have any TSD or if you are running T2 Tune(tohugh that uses TSD's too.)

    10/10 Trainer=10/10(ok maybe fossil excavator is less)

    1/10 Town Volenteers still exists and does this and more
  4. Regis_Neo

    Regis_Neo Moderator

    Night Maintenance is an excellent card for almost any deck. It is a Trainer that can get back three of any combination of Basic, Evolution, or Energy cards and shuffle them into your deck. No longer will you have to fear not being able to get your best Pokemon cycled back into play.

    Modified - 10/10 (The only card with an effect better than this is TSD, and I find it unlikely most people will have 4 copies of those to use)
    Unlimited - 1/10 (Town Volunteers is still king here, and in that format it's just a reprint of Nightly Garbage Run anyways)
    Limited - 10/10 (Excellent Trainer here, lets you potentially reuse your better Pokemon)
  5. PokeFreakNikki

    PokeFreakNikki New Member

    Forgive me for a bad critique. XD I haven't played in 2 years.

    Personally, it's a good card, and a decent TSD replacement, if you can't afford the 10-40$ for just one. Getting Pokemon from the discard pile is always nice, and it's even nicer when you can get energies, too. Plus, it'd make a good combo with Mr. Stone's Project or Celio's Network, since it's not a Supporter.
  6. (TYranitarFReak)

    (TYranitarFReak) New Member

    Great card that every deck should (and will ) put at least 1 copy.

    rating 9/10 : would've been much better if it can put the cards right to ur hands.
  7. Jason

    Jason New Member

    Still not as good as Pokemon Retirever from EX:Team Rocket Returns but yeh this one is still good IMO...9/10.
  8. Prime

    Prime Content Developer<br>Blog Admin<br>Contest Host

    Night Maintence RULES and Time-Space Distortion DROOLS!!!

    Mysterious Treasures was a godsend to the format if you look at the trainers it introduced to the game. One of those trainers was Night Maintenance.

    Night Maintenance is a refurbished version of the old Nightly Garbage Run. I guess PUI got politically correct and renamed the Garbage Run, Maintenance. Because of the name change, you can't use the old one in tournaments, which is a little sad.

    Night Maintenance fills one of the holes that was left when the GODLY Holon Engine was rotated out. That hole is pokemon/energy retrieval from the discard pile. And I think Night Maintenance deserves a raise, because I feel it does the job pretty well.

    Night Maintenance reads:
    Search your discard pile for up to 3 in any combination of Pokemon and basic Energy cards. Show them to your opponent and shuffle them into your deck.

    Look at the old bold word, combination. This is one of the best things about this card and makes it better than other Night Maintenance posers (I'm looking at your Time-Space Distortion o_o). This card can bring back any combination of basic energy and pokemon. That means that you can use the card for 3 uses. You can get back 3 basic energy if your a deck like Feraligatr, or get back 3 pokemon if your Absolutions (hehe, if it were still in the format), or you can get a combination of 3 like 1 pokemon and 2 basic energy (Castform maybe). So, it's clear to see this card has many uses in any kind of diverse format.

    If you look at the top right of the card, you will notice an absence of the word Supporter. Yes, that is correct, Night Maintenance is not a supporter. No, this is not fiction, and no I am not trying to sell you anything. This is not a lie and Night Maintenance IS everything you think it is...great, awesome, the bee-gees, etc.

    Do I need to continue?

    Unlimited - Who plays this format?
    Limited - Play every trainer you get that isn't Night Pokemon Center (Is that even a trainer?)
    Modified - This card is...GRRRRRReat! Spread the love and let all your decks abuse it in their own little way.

    I give this card eight metal symbols
    :metal: :metal: :metal: :metal: :metal: :metal: :metal: :metal: :colorless :colorless
    out of 10
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2007
  9. NoPoke

    NoPoke Active Member

    Its a decent enough card and I'll probably play one in many of my decks but I can't rate it higher than the majority of the draw or search trainers. As a single in the deck its not very accessible either. So I'm going to be a bit of a party pooper and give it a 6/10. Its just not good enough without a reliable way of getting it when you need it.
  10. Dom

    Dom New Member

    Its incredible.

    Most decks should have 2-3, a single copy won't achieve much w/o a Pidgeot type card. But this effect for a non-Supporter is just awesome and its an essential part of the format. Not quite as good as Retriever. The important part is the brining back Pokemon, most decks play more energy then they need anyway but the 3 Pokemon is great.

    Mod: 9/10
    Unlim: Dunno don't care
    Lim: Dunno don't care
  11. Ardoptres

    Ardoptres New Member

    Modified: 10/10
    The format needs this so bad.
  12. Skarmbliss

    Skarmbliss New Member

    Night Maintanence has to be one of the best return cards in the game. Now you have more options to play with since you can return both energies and pokemon. With Pokemon Retriever, you were able to return pokemon but i personally like Nights Maintanence better. Even though this card gets outclassed by Time Space Distortion, its still a pretty good card if you dont want to spend $50 on a single Time Space Distortion.

    Modified- A good card, if only you were able to return pokemon or energies to your hand. 9/10

    Unlimited- Town Volunteers outclasses Nights Maintanence since you can return 5 cards!!!!. Even though its a supporter. 8/10

    Limited- Very useful when your playing with specific pokemon in the deck and specific energies of course. 10/10
  13. Bobby

    Bobby New Member


    This is exactly what we needed. Yeah, it's not EXACTLY retriever, but the energy benefit is nice too. It's not a supporter and who cares about not being able to search it out? Having one or two of these just makes almost everything so much better. If you aren't playing this you better have a good reason.

    Modified: 9/10
    Nine because TSD is in the format and there ARE some cases where it is better. In general, though, Night Maintenance is incredible. Not much more I can elaborate on. Sooo good.

    Limited: 10/10
    IT'S A TRAINER! I'd even play Energy Search if I pulled one!

    Unlimited: 0/10
    I play LBS in unlimited, get T1 200 every time, and therefore don't need this card.
  14. shiftrymaster68

    shiftrymaster68 Active Member

    Night Maintenance

    This thing is incredible in every deck in the format, POSSIBLY save 1-2. This is arguably better than Time-Space Distortion, as Time-Space gets the cards back to your hand, but this grabs back a surefire 3 cards. It really depends on the situation, however, but both are fantastic.

    It's great in nearly every aspect, as the Pokemon are easily seached. This also can prevent a PK Delcatty-centered deck from decking late-game.

    Fantastic in arguably everything.

    I'm not going to say its perfect, since the cards you retrieve may not ever make it to your hand. But it's generally great, just like Modified.
  15. hitmonchan93

    hitmonchan93 New Member

    Modified-8.5/10 One copy of this card is essential in most decks. You can get any combo of 3 and don't have to discard but Farmer's discard was worth it.

    Limited-10/10 Why wouldn't you use it?! It's a trainer!

    Unlimited- 1/10 pfft...
  16. Shellshock929

    Shellshock929 <a href="http://pokegym.net/gallery/browseimages.p

    I personally think this card is great because you could easily get Pokemon/Basic Energy Cards back instantly, and the best part about it is that it's not a supporter. I may like it a lot, but it's not better than Pokemon Retriever by all means. It's exactly like Nightly Garbage Run, with a change in name. Some decks you'll want 1, others you'll want 2, but it depends on the style of your deck. Here are my ratings for the deck:

    Modified: 8.5/10 - Recommended to use in decks this format, and you can still play a supporter at the same time.
    Limited: 10/10 - If you get it in a Prerelease, you wont deck out that fast. Plus, it's a Trainer!
    Unlimited: 0/10 - Skip this card and use Town Volunteers instead.

  17. Master_Whiscash_77

    Master_Whiscash_77 New Member

    actually, they change the name becuase they original card had [rocket's secret machine] next to the name and it would be weird for people to be running around w/ a [rocket's secret machine] in a format w/ no team rocket
  18. Rainbowgym

    Rainbowgym Active Member

    A very usable card. Getting back Pokemon/basic Energy into your deck is a mechanic needed in some decks.
    Not much to say about it, just use it.

    Modified (HP-DP2) 9/10
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