Hey Guys! Peter Bae here to write a Card of the Day article. Today’s card topic is Technical Machine TS-2 from Legends Awakened.
Technical Machine TS-2 saw some play last season, but, this season, it seems to have completely disappeared from the format for some mysterious reason. It seems that now this card has more use than ever and I’ll get to you why:
pokemon-paradijs.comTechnical Machine TS-2, ultimately called “Devoluter”, is an essential tool this format, I believe. This nifty Trainer card is a Technical Machine. Like the TM machines from the actual game, they will give your Pokémon a different attack. This one gives your Pokémon the attack called “Devoluter” obviously. “Devoluter” lets you choose your opponent’s evolved Pokémon and return the highest evolution stage card to the hand, excluding LV.X Pokémon.
Why is this so useful this format? This format is the perfect format for this card to be teched into almost any deck. Right now, the format is flooded with stage 1 and 2 decks, like VileGar, Machamp, and Gyarados, and this card will almost guarantee you a Knock Out without extending your hand too far, or having the risk of being caught by that annoying “Fainting Spell”. You can attack your opponent’s Gengar for 80 or higher damage, and next turn devolve their Gengar to Knock it Out since their stage 1 form will only have 80 HP.
Yes, I do realize that it is a Trainer card and, against VileGar, it might not be usable, but many decks now carry 1-1 Dialga G LV.X tech or another tech to Knock Out a Vileplume. Worst comes worst, you can always attach it before the locks set up. Of course, against other non-lock decks, it is even better. Having trouble dealing with a 150 HP Machamp Prime? No worries, just attack it for 80 with your Uxie with an Expert Belt, put it back into the deck, then “Devolute” their Machamp Prime for the Knock Out. Gyarados annoying you? Don’t worry, this will be a quick fix. Use your Crobat G 3 times, then “Devolute” it for a Knock Out.
Wait! That last thing was the main reason why this card should be teched in your deck! Gyarados is starting to flood the meta and, with Devoluter, you will be easily be able to tame that Gyarados that has been constantly annoying you and frustrating you.
In this format, I rate this card 3.5/5.
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