Pachi's popularity after MD?

Discussion in 'Cards: Strategy and Rulings Discussion' started by Chu51595, May 16, 2008.

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  1. Chu51595

    Chu51595 New Member

    With the main deck, GG, not using Pachi, and the new archetypes, Eevee and Empoleon not having much use for Pachi, and Mag pretty much dead after MD, will Pachi see the play it did during States/Regs? I have 3 right now and I'm wondering whether it's worth investing in and whether it will still be popular after MD, especially because of Phione, which GG/Eevee are more likely to run, and Call Energy, which gives a weaker CFF effect.
  2. Professor Elm

    Professor Elm Active Member

    No it won't, but it will see decent play by some.

    Personally, I think Chatot+Call Energy is the new start engine.
  3. Chu51595

    Chu51595 New Member

    Meh, I would think it's still the ideal starter, as many decks need to run 3 lines instead of 2, the extra basic will count alot. IMO the main problem is the(possible) fall of Mag, which uses Pachi the most.

    Meh, I'll prolly trade off some Pachi to get Phione
  4. DarthPika

    DarthPika New Member

    I would get a 4th as it will be good for all of next yr. You need to remember that there will be decks from newer sets that will use it.
  5. The Breeder

    The Breeder New Member

    >_> I find it severly overrated, and is limited to very few decks. I think Call Energy will take away the last spotlight, since a call energy gives you two basic per turn. Also tools are pretty much dead now. But you never know when Cessation Crystal gets revived again in the metagame.
  6. Blazing_Monkey

    Blazing_Monkey New Member

    It could die, seeing Call ENergy will be in MD, and people could just use Call Energy+Phione.
  7. Blaziken 1111

    Blaziken 1111 Active Member

    It's popularity will lower but it will not die. Call energy is just bad and especially wiht phione thats just a waste of space. The chance of getting both is really low and in decks that need energy like ape and skittles it's a huge waste of space. There are decks that won't need a starter or a thin starter line like eeveelutions. Mag one of the biggest users of pachi almost completely dies which will lower pachi's popularity. I'm not sure about Plox considering I've never seen pachi being run with it so I'm not sure how good it is with GG or plox. and if it will stay Plox's main starter. Probaly that or stantler for plox. I think stantler or furret is a good starter for GG. I guess phione/call energy could work for emp but I don't get why.
  8. orangematt

    orangematt New Member

    I love when people say that Call Energy is bad.
  9. Kabutops141

    Kabutops141 New Member

    lol yeah..
    "Oh. OK. you just keep that Baltoy up there doing nothing while mine doubles as a starter."
  10. corypoke2

    corypoke2 New Member

    For decks that need to thin out their basics, Pachy is still a great choice (versus Phione). Any deck running Togekiss for example really benefits from the rebalanced deck after pulling basics out with Pachy. Being able to selectively kill off cessation crystal can also be critical!

  11. Rocky500

    Rocky500 New Member


    Pachirisu will of course see less play for now. While Phione+Call is being exhausted into every deck, Pachirisu will eventually be on par with it in decks like Skittles and Mag. Don't forget as well though that it'll be legal all next season, I expect a quick return to popularity with a wide variety of other upper tier starters with Phione as well.
  12. edwarpy

    edwarpy New Member

    Pachi gets Abra, what could be better?

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