Cynthia’s Feelings Legends Awakened LA 131

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Cynthia's Feelings Legends Awakened LA 131 Pokemon CardWhen this Pokémon card was first released, I have to admit I was not too high on it. I just did not like how in order for it to be effective, one of your Pokémon had to be knocked out. Otherwise it would only yield you a less than modest 4 card hand. A 4 card hand is fairly weak unless you have a Claydol out already. In those 4 cards, you may draw a couple Pokémon or energy which you will play down immediately. If you do not draw another supporter or draw card in those 4 cards, you will be stuck with a 2 to 3 card hand and become reliant on a topdeck.

However, I now feel that this card is reasonably strong at the moment. With the advent of fast decks such as Beedrill, Machamp, and Luxray/Infernape, your Pokémon are going to be KO’d quickly and often. It is necessary to have some sort of recover against those decks, and this card is perfect for that. If you can get a brand new 8 card hand early in the game, it will significantly increase your chances of making a comeback.

Besides being effective versus speed decks, it can also be incredible helpful versus power locking decks. Any deck that plays Mesprit LA or Power Spray will be difficult to deal with when you are reliant on Claydol’s “Cosmic Power” for drawing cards. A deck using Palkia g LV.X will try to shut off your powers for several turns in a row. Without the ability to use Claydol, they have a great opportunity to simply take over the game. If you fall behind against a deck like that, it is hard to come back. Cynthia’s Feelings is great against a deck like this because it gives you a chance to keep up with them. If you can get a new 8 card hand while they are trying to power lock you, that can basically nullify their strategy and keep you in the game.

I would recommend playing in the neighborhood of 3 copies of this card in most decks. It reminds me a bit of the card Copycat which I used to play 3 of in nearly every deck.

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37 replies

  1. bendingspoons1

    This card seemed great way back when in kingdra, also in AMU. I think that cynthia is great in flygon and maybe even decks coming out in supreme victors.

  2. bendingspoons1

    This card seemed great way back when in kingdra, also in AMU. I think that cynthia is great in flygon and maybe even decks coming out in supreme victors.

  3. Rokman

    I use at least one in every SP deck I run because usually you should be able to notice when your opponent is about to KO and you can grab it with Cyrus!

  4. Rokman

    I use at least one in every SP deck I run because usually you should be able to notice when your opponent is about to KO and you can grab it with Cyrus!

  5. Dave Hueglin

    If you don’t have any Claydols, or only have one, Cynthia is an excellent alternative or supplement. 4 Cynthias and 4 Professor Rowans in a deck give pretty good draw power. You will almost always have at least one in your hand. Even if you need to give up a card or two when you play it, the cards you give up are still going back into your hand, so you can get them again later in the game(hopefully).

  6. Dave Hueglin

    If you don’t have any Claydols, or only have one, Cynthia is an excellent alternative or supplement. 4 Cynthias and 4 Professor Rowans in a deck give pretty good draw power. You will almost always have at least one in your hand. Even if you need to give up a card or two when you play it, the cards you give up are still going back into your hand, so you can get them again later in the game(hopefully).

  7. Brian Jessing

    I run 2 in beedrill, and try to run at least 1 in every deck I play. It is definately underrated and overlooked because most of the time it doesn’t do a whole lot. But netting 8 fresh cards is game braking. It reminds me alot of holon scientist, which was bashed alot but a tech 1 won me so many games, and not playing 1 cost me quite a few back in the day. Same type of deal to me. If your claydol gets smoked, running this in a BTS deck can get you that other dol back down instnatly, instead of scooping your cards up.

  8. Brian Jessing

    I run 2 in beedrill, and try to run at least 1 in every deck I play. It is definately underrated and overlooked because most of the time it doesn’t do a whole lot. But netting 8 fresh cards is game braking. It reminds me alot of holon scientist, which was bashed alot but a tech 1 won me so many games, and not playing 1 cost me quite a few back in the day. Same type of deal to me. If your claydol gets smoked, running this in a BTS deck can get you that other dol back down instnatly, instead of scooping your cards up.

  9. alex d

    Too many players cut this out of their deck, and at times this one card can really separate the “above average” players and the “pros.”

    This is the one card in all of my decks that I will NEVER cut. Luxury Ball is more likely to go than Cynthia’s. This one card creates way too much recovery in a tight spot.

  10. Adam Capriola

    It is also incredible defense against Power Sprays which I don’t think I mentioned. Jeremy and I were testing today and Cynthia’s bailed me out so hard when he would Spray my Claydols. It’s great to just hold it in your hand waiting for them to go for a KO directly followed by a Power Spray in efforts to bind you down.

  11. alex d

    Yes. If there is an issue in a lot of decks these days, it is the lack of non-power related draw support. Taking out Cynthia’s really kills you against Power Lock.

  12. alex d

    Too many players cut this out of their deck, and at times this one card can really separate the “above average” players and the “pros.”

    This is the one card in all of my decks that I will NEVER cut. Luxury Ball is more likely to go than Cynthia’s. This one card creates way too much recovery in a tight spot.

  13. Adam Capriola

    It is also incredible defense against Power Sprays which I don’t think I mentioned. Jeremy and I were testing today and Cynthia’s bailed me out so hard when he would Spray my Claydols. It’s great to just hold it in your hand waiting for them to go for a KO directly followed by a Power Spray in efforts to bind you down.

  14. alex d

    Yes. If there is an issue in a lot of decks these days, it is the lack of non-power related draw support. Taking out Cynthia’s really kills you against Power Lock.

  15. alex d

    Yes. If there is an issue in a lot of decks these days, it is the lack of non-power related draw support. Taking out Cynthia’s really kills you against Power Lock.

  16. phoenixard

    I think this has some nice potential even without the boost from a knockout. Say you have a bad hand, use this refresh it to four cards, play anything you can, and use Claydol to increase your low hand size.

  17. I think this has some nice potential even without the boost from a knockout. Say you have a bad hand, use this refresh it to four cards, play anything you can, and use Claydol to increase your low hand size.

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