pokebeach.comHey guys! It’s Dane again, and I’m here with a brand-new Black & White card of the day.
As the only Supporter in the set, Professor Juniper better be good. Let’s check. . . . .yep, it is. The text is simple: “Discard your hand and draw 7 cards.” Reminds ya of Professor Oak from Base set, huh. At first glance, this card seems pretty sucky. But let’s think of it’s uses…
This card increases Gyarados power tremendously. Being able to discard all of your Magikarp at once, and then being able to draw 7 more cards? Unbelievable!
With this card (and the Black & White rules), it’s possible to get a Turn 1 Gyarados swingin’ for 90 (or 110 with an Expert Belt). I have one thing to say about this: Sweet. :)
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There is one downside though…. listen to this situation.
This is your current hand: P Energy, Gastly, Gloom, Unown Q, Professor Juniper. You draw a card. That card is Professor Juniper. You only have 2 Professor Junipers in the deck, and this is early game. You have no other hand refreshers (i.e. PONT, Judge, Giratina’s “Let Loose”).
But the rest of the cards in your hand are useless. Do you use Professor Juniper and sacrifice the other? Or do you keep your hand the way it is? Both options seem pretty risky to me.
So saying that, I think that Professor Juniper should be rated a 4 out of 5. It’s an amazing card that has tons of possibilities, but problems like the one stated above are devastating. Thanks for reading, and I’ll see ya next time. Bye!