Hello 6P. It’s me, Genguy. Before I begin this review, I’d like to apologize for my last sub par COTD. I am still learning and developing my skills as a writer, Pokémon player, and Front Page Contributor. I am very grateful for the positive comments, as well as the negative comments, because they allow me to hone my skills to produce better quality articles. I thank you all for tolerating that last COTD and I promise you they will be getting better.
Back on earth…
pokemon-paradijs.comFor your COTD, I will be reviewing Aerodactyl from the Majestic Dawn expansion. Aerodactyl MD has always been an interesting card. It can utilize the fossil engine quite effectively and is a Stage 1 Pokémon, allowing cards, such as Broken Time-Space, to be used alongside it. Its attack requires only a Double Colorless Energy, allowing a turn 1 Aerodactyl possible.
Aerodactyl MD’s Poké-Body, “Primal Claw”, states that after one of your opponent’s Pokémon uses a Poké-Power, you put 2 damage counters on that Pokémon. This means that you will be spreading damage all around the board as Poké-Powers are present in every deck, barring Scizor/Cherrim. The best part about this is that it is stackable, meaning that, if you have 4 Aerodactyl MD in play, the Pokémon using the Poké-Power will take 80 Damage.
I seem to remember 3 Pokémon that each have 70 HP and a Poké-Power: Uxie LA, Azelf LA, and Mesprit LA. Uxie and Azelf are present in nearly every single deck, with Mesprit being in 20% of decks. Each of these Pokémon has a Poké-Power that can be used when played from the hand. Should you have 4 Aerodactyl MD in play, if your opponent uses a “Set Up”, “Time Walk”, or “Psychic Bind”, it will put them behind on prizes.
However, it all goes downhill from there. 80 HP and a +20 weakness to Lightning puts you perfectly within KO range by Luxray GL LV.X’s “Flash Impact”. 1 Retreat Cost is very reasonable for a Flying Pokémon made out of stone, and resistance to Fighting is okay. Aerodactyl MD’s attack for DCE does 30 damage and has a 50% chance of confusion.
Aerodactyl MD is a very interesting card. I don’t think that many competitive decks would use it but It would make a very fun rogue deck, maybe partnered with Garchomp C LV.X to snipe the Pokémon without a Poké-Power.
My rating: 2.7/5