Aaron’s Collection (Rising Rivals RR 88) – Card of the Day


For today’s review, I’ll be taking a look at Aaron’s Collection, which was released back in Rising Rivals. If Aaron’s Collection wants to see play, it will need to have a pretty good effect as there are a lot of powerful Supporters in the format.

When you play this card, it allows you to return up to 2 in any combination of Basic Energy cards and Pokémon SP in your discard pile and add them to your hand. Since this card is obviously meant to be played as a recovery-type card in SP decks. Being a Supporter card, it can easily be searched for by Cyrus’s Conspiracy.

Last season, most LuxChomp decks ran 1 Aaron’s Collection along with 1-2 Copies of Night Maintenance and/or Premier Ball. Since NM is out of the format, in order to have strong recovery, most lists are forced to up the Aaron’s Collection count to 2 or add in a few Premier Balls.

Having a way to consistently recover Pokémon is very important in today’s super-fast format, especially if you run a 2-1 or 3-1 line of an SP LV.X, you’re going to need a way to get those Level Ups back.

My Recommendation: Along with Palmer’s Contribution and the rarely played Flower Shop Girl, it’s the best Recovery Supporters in the format. I don’t know if there’s a single SP deck that couldn’t benefit from running a copy of this card.

My Rating: 3.75/5

I want to know what YOU think, is it better to run 1 Aaron’s Collection or 2? Post your answer in the comments box below.

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6 replies

  1. Anonymous

    Depends on your metagame. I know my metagame is rather VileGar-heavy, so I’d run the two Aaron’s and a Premier Ball. Otherwise, an Aaron’s, a VS Seeker, and a Premier Ball (or two) would be a good idea.

  2. Sam Marshall-Smith

    1 Aarons and 1 VS. Seeker all the way! (Coming from someone who has never played SP…)

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