Card of the Day – Recover Energy (Majestic Dawn MD 96)

pokemon-paradijs.comHello 6P. Today, I will be doing your COTD. I will be reviewing an interesting card in the form of Recover Energy from the Majestic Dawn expansion.

Recover Energy has never been considered a good card, so I’ll give you a rundown: Recover Energy provides one C Energy. This is okay as it allows most cards to utilize Recover Energy. However, if you are only using Recover Energy for the Colorless typing, then Call Energy, Warp Energy, Rescue Energy, and Double Colorless Energy outclass it rather easily. It is a Special Energy, meaning that cards like Machamp Prime and Scizor Prime have an advantage over Pokémon with Recover Energy attached.

Recover Energy has an effect that states that when you attach Recover Energy to one of your Pokémon, you may remove all special conditions from that Pokémon. This may not seem like much but I believe there are a few decks that could make good use of Recover Energy.

pokegym.netLeafeon UD received a good amount of hype when it was released because of its “Miasma Wind” attack. However, as soon people realized that you needed to have a full bench or drop an energy every turn to make Leafeon UD work. Skuntank G PL was then considered but quickly dropped as it poisoned Leafeon too.

With Recover Energy, however, Leafeon could use Skuntank G PL to poison both defending Pokémon and Recover Energy to remove the special condition.

While not the best tactic, I believe Recover Energy could be a good card, and I hope someone considers plopping it into their next build.

My Rating: 2/5

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11 replies

  1. Adam Capriola

    You should have also mentioned about using it with Gyarados and the overall combo with Broken Time-Space.

  2. Adam Capriola

    I don’t foresee any competitive deck ever using this card… Warp Energy can achieve the same effect and serves other purposes as well.

    Next time try to include more than just the one combo with your analysis, I didn’t learn too much about the card here.

  3. theo Seeds

    LeafeMortarTank Deck:

    3-3-1 Leafeon (Eevee from UD or RR or MD)
    3-3 Magmortar SV
    3 Skuntank G
    2 Uxie
    1 Azelf
    2 Crobat G
    2 Honchkrow G
    1 Unown Q
    1 Celebi Prime

    3 Bebe’s Search
    4 Pokemon Collector
    3 BTS
    2 Pokemon Contest Hall
    1 Dawn Stadium
    2 Expert Belt
    2 Full Heal

    6 Grass
    4 Call
    2 Recover

    • Jonah Davids  → theo

      Thats what I was thinking! I probably should have included a skeleton list in the article.

  4. theo Seeds

    I think the new Unown would be a better choice for this job because it’s searchable, and Full Heal is also just as good.

    • Matthew Tidman  → theo

      Full heal can be locked by trainer lock, and Unown can be power sprayed. Recover Energy has the nice secondary effect of providing the energy that Leafeon needs for Miasma Wind. Still, it’s not a great card. I don’t really see it ever being playable unless a card is released that adds damage for each different special energy card attached to the active Pokemon.

  5. Andrew Adams

    I like that you covered a card that people usually ignore. I didn’t even know about the card before the article. It might not be the most playable, but it’s cool to hear about ideas for using it.

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