trollandtoad.comHey all! Celebi’ here with a Card of the Day by the special request of baby_mario. That’s right – I’m reviewing Lilligant. I must say, we’ve had a Lilligant in every BW set so far and this one has got to be the cutest! But beauty is not what I’m reviewing today. Let’s get to the card itself!
I’d touch on its pre-evolution first, but I already talked about the Petilils from BW and EP in my previous Lilligant review. I’ll just say that the Noble Victories Petilil is the one to play purely because at 60 HP, it’s got 10 more HP than the other two.
Lilligant itself is a Stage 1 with 80 HP – which is a bit disappointing considering the one from Emerging Powers has 90. One Retreat Cost is average, and the Fire weakness is awful, as always.
Lilligant’s first attack, Aromax, costs one Grass energy. It lets you heal all damage from one of your benched Pokémon. Now, this looks pretty good at first glance, mainly because unlike other cards that heal all damage from a Pokémon, Lilligant does not make you discard all energy attached to it.
That’s about the only thing Aromax has going for it. Letting a poor, fragile 80 HP Pokémon stay active (after it attacks) is basically giving your opponent a prize. Then, there’s the fact that it takes up your attack for a turn. If you’re looking to run a card with Aromax’s effect, you’re much better off playing Blissey Prime in Ross (or any Trainer lock deck, for that matter) or Max Potion in anything else.
Lilligant’s second attack is called Windmill. For GC, it does an awful 30 damage. Its effect is interesting, though – it states, “Switch this Pokémon with 1 of your Benched Pokémon.”
This is decent as far as hit-and-switch attacks go, and some people have discussed using such cards along with Gothitelle to lock Items – similar to Cursegar. However, a deck reliant on getting a Goth and a Lilligant out can be sort of clunky. It’s a combo that’s OK, but just not good enough.
As cute as Lilligant is, I’m going to have to rate it at 4.5/10 – Subpar/Mediocre. It’s the sort of card that’s not that great, but with slightly more effective attacks could have some potential. As is, Lilligant falls short of what’s needed to be playable in this metagame.
Sorry that this review is rather short. There’s just not much to say about Lilligant – she’s mediocre at best. Do you guys agree with my rating? Could Lilligant have a niche in any deck? Don’t be shy; leave a comment below! Thank you all for reading!