pokebeach.comWelcome to today’s Card of the Day. I will be reviewing Ninetales from the HeartGold & SoulSilver expansion.
Ninetales is a stage 1 Fire Pokémon. Fire is actually not a bad type to be because it can do double damage to Dialga G LV.X. It’s got an easily manageable Retreat Cost of one and an expected Water weakness. You probably won’t be attacking with it, because its only attack, “Will-o’-the-wisp”, for RRC does a meager 60 vanilla damage.
The reason you are probably using this card is for it’s Poké-Power, “Roast Reveal”, which was released last format. Roast Reveal allows you to discard one Fire Energy in your hand to draw 3 cards. However, it was only played in certain fire decks that could abuse it’s ability to send Fire Energies to the discard pile. All the other decks were either SP or used Claydol.
However, now that Claydol is out, most Fire decks will choose to run this card. Overall, this card is perhaps the best Claydol replacement in the Format right now. It’s unfortunate that only decks running high counts of Fire energy can really capitalize on it.
Modified 4/5 (Can only be used in certain decks, but in the ones that it can be, it’s excellent.)