2007-10-25 Prof Oak's Visit - SW 122/132

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  1. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    Thought I'd skip Birch and give you a SW card!

  2. Beedrill564

    Beedrill564 New Member

    I Like It!!
  3. Regis_Neo

    Regis_Neo Moderator

    Professor Oak's Visit is basically TV Reporter with a different effect. Instead of discarding a card after you draw, you have to put it on the bottom of your deck. This may or may not be beneficial depending on the deck you run, so choose carefully. Sadly, Professor Oak's Visit is now outclassed somewhat by Suzy's Lottery in DP4.

    Modified - 9/10 (Solid source of draw and an alternative for TV Reporter)
    Limited - 10/10 (The choice draw card here, as you get an extra card as opposed to TG's Mars)
    Unlimited - 1/10 (Outclassed by the original Professor Oak as well as other draw cards)
  4. Cyrus

    Cyrus Iron Chef - Master Emeritus

    Solid draw card.

    Unlimited :(/10

    Modified 8/10. Not as "oomf"ish as Steve/Copycat, but an overall good card, and a solid alternative to TVR. The best part is that by the card going on the bottom of your deck as opposed to being shuffled in, you're technically not de-thinning the deck (VERY important in the late game, as you need to be able to play your odds well).

    Limited 10/10. Most draw and deck thin is great to play in limited.
  5. Mew*

    Mew* Active Member

    This card is amazing! It is definetely the best draw for decks that don't benefit from discarding. It is better than Bill's Maintenance since it takes a card away after you do the drawing, giving you more options. It is very similar to TV Reporter in this way, except TVR discards it instead of putting it onto the bottom of your deck! Now, some decks like Infercatty for example, work best when :fire: are in the discard, so this is not the best draw for that deck. But in most cases, Prof. Oak's Visit is the new standard!

    9.15 Modified
    And since we will be having Prereleases soon, I'll give it a score for Limited to day! 9.65 because any draw power in this format will be quite beneficial.
  6. Jason

    Jason New Member

    this is GOOOD

    Dpeneds on deck you run

    Some deck like Blissey and Infernape needs TVR

    Empoleon and Mario would work better with Oak's Visit

    As I said, it all depends on the deck you run.
  7. Ardoptres

    Ardoptres New Member

    Worse than Steven's (in most decks), but better than TVR in many decks.

  8. taurik

    taurik New Member

    This looks like it could be used well in combination with a Dusk Ball
  9. homeofmew

    homeofmew Active Member

    8/10 play with Electabuzz d
  10. stalkerex

    stalkerex New Member

    Seems to be a nice solid draw card. Since everyone has pointed out that this card is better in some decks and tv reporter is better in sum, ill leave it at that. Pokedex/dusk ball/down draw pokemon could work well with it ^^
    Mod. 8.5/10 (I would wait to see it in action but ill just use my brain here)

    Limited 10/10 (Nothing like draw power here ^^)

    Unlimited 2/10 (I cant think of anything for it here)
  11. sixquack

    sixquack New Member

    Hmmm... with a card like dusk ball or other cards that grab cards from the bottom, Prof Oak's Visit works for me.
  12. TurtwigLvX

    TurtwigLvX New Member

    I like it it's cool. I can't wait for Secret Wonders! Drawing 3 cards is good in most decks. Not discarding a card is good if you are not running and Infernape or anything. I would give it a 9/10.
  13. scizor3

    scizor3 New Member

    it is a good draw card like tv reporter but might not work with decks that like to discard such as infernape
  14. KingGengar

    KingGengar New Member

    Wonderful. Without comparing it to all the other draw cards, this seems extremely good. Going out on a limb with 8.5/10.
  15. Pidgeotto Trainer

    Pidgeotto Trainer New Member

    An improvement on Bill's Maintenance, which gives it a better shot at play. Cards like CC, Stevens, Celio are still better though.
  16. Croatian_Nidoking

    Croatian_Nidoking New Member

    It's a good draw power card, which may replace TVR in decks that don't need stuff in the discard pile once the format rotates. 3.75/5.

    - Croatian_Nidoking
  17. spazcrackers

    spazcrackers New Member

    most of what needs to be said has already been posted,but i'll recap by saying it's a great play in place of tv reporter,unless the discard benefits your deck (e.g. infernape,blissey,typholosion) where in that case stick with tv reporter. the dusk ball and electabuzz d ideas are interesting but why put a card you want/need on bottom just to get it back,seems redundant to me. cyrus made the best point when he said thinning your deck is crucial late game and in that respect this card won't help. this allows your opponent a better copycat but a weaker team galactics's wager;a fair trade-off if you can accurately predict a large TGW field you may choose to max this card if you aren't very good at rock paper scissors. ;] overall i rate this card well from it's release up to DP4.


    thx for reading,hope this was informative.

  18. Phazon Elite

    Phazon Elite New Member

    Well, since people are Wagering all over the place now, you might want to use TVR over this so you can discard crap you don't need instead of possibly drawing said crap as one of your three lost Wager cards.
  19. Master_Whiscash_77

    Master_Whiscash_77 New Member

    so if someone plays this and then accidentally or "accidentally" shuffles their deck, would they get a penalty?

    back on topic, this is TV Reporter w/o the discard. this makes it superior in most decks because you don't really lose the card, you just get it out of the way for a while. i like this better than TVR because i sometimes end up discarding a night maintenance, windstorm, etc. early on that hurts me later or costs me the game. With this, i could just put said windstorm, night maintenance, etc. on the bottom of the deck, and draw back into it later when i need it.

    9/10 only because you sometimes want to be able to discard w/ TVR
  20. Kenshin's Garde

    Kenshin's Garde New Member

    depends what deck you run, but if yours doesn't depend on deck thinning to find techs/essential cards/etc, or benefits from the discarding effect of tvr/adventurer, then POV is definitely a decent choice for straight draw.
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