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blazethecat

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Subject: Too bad about metal   PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:52 pm Reply with quote

So I guess they're phasing in the new Dragon type, but it seems to me that come September when they cycle the sets, they'll also be phasing out the Metal type. Special Metal Energy will be cycled out, and Eviolite is a poor replacement considering that good basic metal pokemon are few and far between. You'd think that there'd be more metal pokemon with defensive powers, but that doesn't seem to be true either.

So will Metal be basically unplayable come September, or am I missing something?
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Subject: Metal isn't bad   PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:36 pm Reply with quote

Dude they have metal cards out there that are good. Registeel EX being a good example or what about Coballion? Aggron was release in Dragons Exalted and his ability discards the top 3 cards of your opponents deck. I'm sure they are really looking at making metal more of a support type. Don't lose faith. Here is a link with all the new cards coming on August 15th:

http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Dragons_Exalted_(TCG)

Then in October-ish there is another set coming out that only has a few metal cards but again they are support style. Take this card for instance:

http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Scizor_(Cold_Flare_39)

They did a Dark Explorers set so you never know they may do a set based on the Metal Pokemon.
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Subject:    PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:59 pm Reply with quote

the new aggron *censored: not good*, 90 damage for 3 energy (on a stage 2 at that) isn't nearly so overpowered that it needs to be balanced out with a 25% chance to miss. and 3 cards off the top of your opponent's deck is kind of weak considering it's a one-off on a stage 2, when there are basic pokemon that can do that repeatedly.

the new scizor isn't great either, because most every deck uses pokemon catchers, which completely bypass those kind of defensive abilities that are only activated on an attack.

i won't argue that cobalion isn't great, i mean it is. it's one of the few, and also being a basic, it was cool being able to stack special metals on top of an eviolite.

new registeel EX is alright. doesn't really stand out, though, and again, the defensive ability is tied to an attack, and can be easily bypassed with a catcher.

you want to see a metal card that i *am* excited about? check out the team plasma klinklang they just unveiled as part of japan's upcoming BW7 Plasma Gale set. not only is it always immune to pokemon ex (instead of only after using an attack), it actually makes *all* your metal pokemon immune to pokemon ex. now that's the kind of defensive specialist metal card i'm talking about. now if only they came out with the metal equivalent to dark claw, maybe "metal plating", that reduces damage for any metal whether basic or evolved.
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Subject:    PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:46 pm Reply with quote

I've never heard about them phasing out the metal type (which seems odd), but the Dragon type has actually been around since February or March, just not outside of Japan. They were released in the Dragon Selection promo to commemorate the Year of the Dragon. I've got a near-full collection of them right now. I just wish it didn't take so long for them to introduce the new type.
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Subject:    PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:34 pm Reply with quote

No, I meant it figuratively; it seems like metal will probably be the weakest type once they take out special metal energy.
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Subject:    PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:24 am Reply with quote

I judged battle road autumn last weekend and wondered why I kept seeing registeel ex everywhere in masters division. seems people dont care about protect charge and were just spamming the spread damage. but i couldn't disturb the match to ask them haha.
I saw one person win really quick with Aggron's mill ability and devo spray. Didn't see Durant anywhere.

registeel 30 spread isn't worth it to me.. there is too many eviolite.
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Subject: Give ex the axe   PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:18 pm Reply with quote

silverkp wrote:
I judged battle road autumn last weekend and wondered why I kept seeing registeel ex everywhere in masters division. seems people dont care about protect charge and were just spamming the spread damage. but i couldn't disturb the match to ask them haha.
I saw one person win really quick with Aggron's mill ability and devo spray. Didn't see Durant anywhere.

registeel 30 spread isn't worth it to me.. there is too many eviolite.


Registeel ex has gone stale. Know what else makes too many appearances? The current Mewtwo ex (not Mewtwo ex from Ex Ruby/Sapphire).
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