June 4th: Hypnotoxic Laser banned from the Professor Cup!

Discussion in 'Pokémon News' started by SD PokeMom, Jun 4, 2013.

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  1. MvdV

    MvdV New Member

    Too bad that they choose this stupid format for the Prof Cup. This, combined with a wrong day to play (Friday), expensive flying tickets to Birmingham, resulted in an easy decision to skip the European Prof Cup this year.
     
  2. Swordfish1989

    Swordfish1989 New Member

    I think Virbank was the real issue.. if you use the veni/whirli that applies poison if attacked, you don't even need lasers.
     
  3. bullados

    bullados <a href="http://pokegym.net/forums/showthread.php?

    The issue wasn't that whirl. It was the other one. The one that does 90 for one if poisoned. In a format where nothing has more than 100 up, that combo is broken.
     
  4. vaporeon

    vaporeon Moderator

    The real problem is they make all of these cards to compete with Pokemon EX and when you have a format where Pokemon EX are not around, you really see the power creep on the cards.
     
  5. Kayle

    Kayle Active Member

    The real problem?
    The real problem with what? With the Professor Cup? With HTL? With Whirlipede? With the card ban?
    Do we really feel a need to turn an announcement about a small-market exclusive tournament with a once-off unique format into a debate on the workings of the Modified format? :/
     
  6. Rainbowgym

    Rainbowgym Active Member

    I would enjoy this game way more if both Laser and Catcher were banned forever. (I know it won't happen but still)
     
  7. Magic_Umbreon

    Magic_Umbreon Researching Tower Scientist, Retired

    Whirlipede does 70 for :psychic: to a poisoned Pokemon, are you including the 10 poison damage? (With Viribank in play I made that a total of 100).

    Golett has 90HP, so it can't survive with Viribank in play, but its Nap could help and its second attack KOs Whirlipede with a pluspower and as a basic you have more deckspace, or just KO their basics turn two. Both Kling and Klang have attacks that reduce opponents' damage by 20, plus :psychic: -20 resistance. With some combination of those you could stall out their four lasers and keep KOing their basics with the 60 attack from Klang or 2HKO the Whirlipedes. Their might be other counters too, but banning laser is too far, why not just ban the Whirlipede?

    Come to think of it - stick Eviolite on Golett then keep napping to wall against anything doing less than 70 damage. That way it can (just) survive Whirlipede's attack even after laser and Viribank, so if you can get the poison off it with Switch or similar, nap off the damage and it's at 50 of 90 health, can survive and keep walling Steamroller whilst you build a Klang. Or run your own lasers and let the damage accumulate as you stall. Has anyone tried this strategy?
     
  8. cabd

    cabd New Member

    Two lasers actually, unless they hit two heads on recycle as well. (or use dowsing machine)
     
  9. Edderz

    Edderz New Member

    or Shadow Triad x 2 , which makes 4 HTL's
     

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