Could POP 7 Corsola be a good alternate to Pachirisu in some decks?

Discussion in 'Cards: Strategy and Rulings Discussion' started by Alazor, May 30, 2008.

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  1. Alazor

    Alazor Active Member

    Do you think this is true, and why? I think this can work in a deck with many types, but might lose some consistency and can't counter tools.
  2. Chu51595

    Chu51595 New Member

    Pachi is better in every way, why bother?
  3. revdjweb

    revdjweb New Member

    it's merely okay. it's cff is more limited and it lacks the ability to discard tools (which can be quite important in poke-power heavy decks). if possible i would run either tauros or call energy before corsola if i didn't have enough pachirisus.
  4. Alazor

    Alazor Active Member

    "Pachi is better in every way, why bother?"

    Just as a budget card.
  5. DarthPika

    DarthPika New Member

    Pachy is so much better its not funny. I would use Tauros before I ever used this.
  6. Regis_Neo

    Regis_Neo Moderator

    Well, when you consider that both Pachirisu and Tauros are Holo Rares, POP7 Corsola could be a sort of poor man's pick.
  7. Jason

    Jason New Member

    yep - Corsola will be a great card for anyone who cant afford much dime on cards :)
  8. ShadowGuard

    ShadowGuard <a href="

    There are two reasons for playing Corsola instead of Pachirisu:
    - you don't own enough Pachirisus
    - you are going to compete in the Professor Cup 2008

    Otherwise, Pachi is better in every way, as already stated by Chu51595.
  9. Magic_Umbreon

    Magic_Umbreon Researching Tower Scientist, Retired

    Are there fighting types that would KO Pachi but not Corsola about? No. Are there pokémon with copy attacks or poké-bodies about? No. Anything else making Corsola a better choice? No.

    When one of those check points becomes a yes, then it is a consideration.
  10. secretsof2113

    secretsof2113 Moderator Trader Feedback Mod

    Is corsola easier to get? Yes. For those of us who can't get trades with people, or buy cards that often, corsola is the better choice.
  11. Kabutops141

    Kabutops141 New Member

    Corsola<Pachi<Call Energy

    Corsola is a good alternative for people who can't get ahold of Pachi/Call
  12. Rai

    Rai <a href="

    ...Kabuto? Riolu? Both of those are BRUTAL to Pachirisu, and nowhere near as much to Corsola.
    ...Then again, no one plays either, so Pachi's still better (assume infinate resources available for deck building). Hm.

    I guess what would be more useful is to consider the decks that play Pachirisu and see which ones could use Corsola with no drawbacks (still able to find three pokemon with ease that are useful). I know Skittles comes to mind as one of these. Old-school Magmortar/Typholosion/Delcatty comes to mind too, but with cards like Glaceon and Empoleon, such decks are rather... scary. Plox could replace the Pachis they might play with Corsolas, and still be fine. Less then ideal (ew, Fire type Ralts), but fine. Hurricane gets away with it...

    Hm. The only deck that actually plays Pachi that I could think of being worse with Corsola is... Magmortar/Blaziken. Obviously Corsola is unable to do even its searching ability efficiently in that deck. Empoleon based decks might dislike it too, but few actually use Pachirisu. ...Is that really it, for decks that care about the difference between the two? Seems kinda low... :/

    ((Yes, I do realize that the ability to take a Pachirisu and look for 2 Cyndaquils and a Magmar is much more useful then the restrictions of Pachirisu. But does Corsola have more problems setting up the core of that deck? Not really. Hm.))
  13. smacktack15

    smacktack15 New Member

    I played Corsola in my G&G deck with fire-Ralts before GE came out. Pachirisu is the better starter now.
  14. poke_master2008

    poke_master2008 New Member

    The biggest reason why Pachi and Call Energy is better than corsela...

    it puts the basic on the BENCH not in your HAND...

    So you dont have to wait another turn to evolve it...

    Want a cheap CFF??

    Zangoose (PK)....sure it has fighting weakness but it has 70 HP, Can't be be effected by special conditions (body), and its an uncommon (PK)

    So Zangoose > Corsela
  15. TheDarkTwins

    TheDarkTwins Active Member

    I'd rather play Chatot as a "budget" card.

  16. Kabutops141

    Kabutops141 New Member

    Ummm.. no. Corsola says bench. Reread the card.
  17. ryanvergel

    ryanvergel New Member

    We have NO idea where this individual is from. For all we know he could be from Hong Kong and have limited trade potential due to Pachirisu being a relatively difficult card. Corsolas, though, are easier to get. Or maybe he's from one of many, many areas with no real means of having a league and with few tournament options.

    There are a plethora of reasons someone may need to resort to cheaper cards.

    I think the OP knows Corsola isn't as good, but he's asking if it's a decent substitute. If you're looking for a very cheap card that has a CFF effect for an attack then Corsola may be your man (or piece of coral).
  18. Rambo1000

    Rambo1000 New Member

    i won a cc with corsola then did bad using the same deck with pachi, thus proving corsola is better.
  19. ChaosKnuckles

    ChaosKnuckles New Member

    ^ Did you draw the exact same hand and play the same opponent with the exact same hand they had playing you before. If not then that proves nothing. Pachi>>>>>>Taros(in most situations)>>>>Corosola.
  20. Alazor

    Alazor Active Member

    So I guess Call Energy + Chatot would be better than Corsola? And some say it is better than Pachirisu?
    I was wondering, because if I were to build a few decks for DP-on-- maybe there would be some decks where Pachirisu would not be needed.

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