Trainers aren’t reviewed often in Card of the Day because there usually isn’t a whole lot of analysis to do on them – most people understand the pros and cons of cards like Switch, Potion, and Poké Ball. But VS Seeker is a less known card that has a very interesting effect.
“Search your discard pile for a Supporter Card, show it to your opponent, and put it into your hand.”
Well, simple enough. Very useful for getting that card that you had earlier and need another copy of. This, combined with cards like Sableye SF can guarantee the use of the same supporter twice in two turns, and combined with Jirachi RR, can utilize the same supporter four times in two turns.
I could search out almost every basic in my deck with that many Collectors. I don’t even know what I’d do with all of those.
There’s a few things in my mind that hold VS Seeker back from being a really good card. First off, it doesn’t help during Trainer Lock, which is very popular. Even though it gets you Supporters, if you can’t use it, you can’t use the Supporters.
pokebeach.comAlso, it’s not a Team Galactic’s Invention, which would be absurdly overpowered and be used to infinitely link Cyrus’s Conspiracy, instead of getting Cyrus’s with your Cyrus’s, you could get a Supporter and a VS Seeker. Now I’m rambling.
I thought for a moment that the new ruling to put Supporters in the discard pile before your turn is over may have helped this card, but after a while it didn’t really make sense anymore. I was thinking that you could get a Supporter before they Judged you, but you still get Judged regardless.
I think this may have potential as a tech for Yanmega, so you can recover Copycats and Judges, along with any other Supporters you need to get a hand like your opponents’. You can also retrieve it with Junk Arm. Another possible combo is Marley’s Request, although I doubt that would work very well.
In the end, I’ll give VS Seeker a 1.5/5, simply because it’s a Trainer and will do nothing to alleviate Trainer Lock. It’s a good tech for Yanmega, especially coupled with Junk Arm, but in most decks it doesn’t warrant a spot.