MD Rotom! Not that bad! Now with Scans!

Discussion in 'Cards: Strategy and Rulings Discussion' started by Tentacruel13, Apr 19, 2008.

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  1. Tentacruel13

    Tentacruel13 New Member

    Rotom L.37 :lightning – HP60
    Basic Pokemon

    [.] Dual Trans: Choose up to 2 Basic Energy cards from your discard pile and attach them to 1 of your Pokemon.

    [L][C] Ene-Reflection: 30 damage. Move 1 Energy attached to Rotom to your Benched Pokemon. (If you have no Benched Pokemon, ignore this effect.)

    Weakness::dark: (+20)Resistance: :colorless (-20)
    Retreat: 1

    Call Energy
    Special Energy

    Provides :colorless Energy.

    The effect written below can be used once during your turn, if the Pokemon this card is attached to is your Active Pokemon. Using this effect ends your turn. Search your deck for up to 2 Basic Pokemon and put them on your Bench. Shuffle your deck afterward.

    Just realized this card will be in our Majestic Dawn and that it is not that bad of a card. So I wrote this article about Rotom MD(DX Entry Pack).

    Dual Trans: Obviously good for attaching energy from the discard pile to your big hitter.
    Ene-Reflection:Only good in lightning decks. If you do have a lightning deck then you can choose to use it as a last resort for dying, but it'd be smarter to stick with Dual Trans.

    1 retreat Cost isn't too bad considering you won't really need that Call Energy for too long.

    Weakness to dark is not bad at all. The only threat is a Darkrai which is not commonly played.

    Only good to protect you when :colorless starters go bad

    How Many to Play:
    About 3-4 for accurate starts.
    What to Use With:
    Call Energy, Lunatone/Felcity's Drawing/Any Card That Can Discard Energy
    How to Use:
    T1:Drop down a call energy on Rotom and use Call Energy's Effect to bring up 2 Lunatone/basics that evolve into big hitters.
    T2:Discard 2 energy cards from your hand with Lunatone/Felcity's and make sure you have a good pokemon that can deal damage when it's up. Use Rotom's Dual Trans to attach the discarded energy to your benched big hitter.
    TX:Do it over and over again until it gets knocked out!

    Article written byTentacruel13
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2008
  2. Psyco Pedestrian

    Psyco Pedestrian New Member

    It's nice, but having 2 Lunatone, and the possible Rotom on your bench, means 2-3 bench space, that you really need. Dusknoir is getting very popular, and if you do what you just said, you will lose badly against a deck with Dusknoir. I read everything, although I could be missing something, how would you get around that problem? What kind of start would you have with a Lunatone? You're saying that you need 2 on the bench, and you would run 3, unless you are not afraid of one being prized, because it in a key factor is your setup.
  3. Tentacruel13

    Tentacruel13 New Member

    There's always Felcity's!
  4. Psyco Pedestrian

    Psyco Pedestrian New Member

    Okay, well I hoped I helped you. If Dusknoir isn't big in your area, I would play Lunatone. I know there's Felcity's, but Lunatone is easier. I also wanted people to know, if they played this, what to watch out for.
  5. Pokeric

    Pokeric New Member

    I was considering playing 1 with the new Infernape to come up, attach energies, sacrafice, activate a scramble, and then deal 200 damage
  6. smacktack15

    smacktack15 New Member

    Pretty cool. G&G anyone lol
  7. Magic_Umbreon

    Magic_Umbreon Researching Tower Scientist, Retired

    *Shrug sholders*.

    If you're going to use call energy and a starter pokémon, then PHIONE takes the biscuit. And Phione is confirmed in DP: Majestic Dawn, while Rotom is speculative. And I'm no huge Phione fan, so really I don't like Rotom at all. better late game when you can get the energies BACK after pokémon KOed/used to retreat for energy spam attacks.
  8. Scipio

    Scipio New Member

    Rotom is a nice tech for some energy acceleration tricks. But he doesn't have much time.
  9. ryanvergel

    ryanvergel New Member

    He's an ideal sack pokemon-something you send up to die.

    Well, I'll send it up, attach 2, and when they kill it they've gained a prize but I've gotten +2 energy and maybe scramble activation.
  10. B_B_C

    B_B_C New Member

    this will see some play in infernape decks. Nice article.
  11. supertyranitar

    supertyranitar New Member

    That Rotom is excellent. When I first saw that card, I was actually in disbelief, considering the Rotom that was released in GE (>.<) Interesting article!
  12. lolganium

    lolganium New Member

    you've made me see something good about rotom, but then your argument was why i wouldn't play it, the second attack is adressed first why? its rubbish!

    read its first attack, thats where its at
  13. Tentacruel13

    Tentacruel13 New Member

    Thanks for the positive comments about my FIRST article.
    I was expecting something like:
  14. bulbasnore

    bulbasnore Administrator Staff Member Trader Feedback Mod

    My only critique is the yellow is hard to see and the white would be hard to see in a white background frame. Other than than you got some thoughtful comments on the article, too.

    Yah, trying to use him as a starter might be a bit difficult unless it REALLY fits the deck; sorry if that's stating the obvious. Which Pokémon "takes the biscuit" really depends on the setting provided by the deck (thanks MU, I love an unusual turn of phrase and we don't hear that much in American English).

    I see it more being used like the Plusle/Minun... something to get something after a KO... and like Ryan says, activate the Scramble to boot.
  15. Ho Megas Alexandros

    Ho Megas Alexandros New Member

    Sounds like a pretty amazing mid game comback card. With out ex prizes this card can easily find its place on your bench.

    With that said, this card seems more like a tech for resourse conservation. I don't see this particular card doing so well as a starter.
  16. Black Mamba

    Black Mamba New Member

    Something to add onto my list of Skittles techs... I like the little bugger. I wish ene-reflection was as many energies as you like, though. That would make it GOLDEN.
  17. Tentacruel13

    Tentacruel13 New Member

    But when does PUI do anything WE want? LOL.
  18. orangematt

    orangematt New Member

    I played that card in EVERY Pre-Release I went to. Roll FTW!
  19. Abyss

    Abyss New Member

    i see it as a t2 card like weavile but a basic duh
  20. Dante63s

    Dante63s New Member

    I hardly start with Pachi and now you expect me to draw Rotom and Call Enery? LOL

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