I’m pretty sure the idea is to use weakness to your advantage, so you can evolve to Flareon, Jolteon or Vaporeon depending on your opponents active. Not saying it’s a good deck, just thinking 180 damage is ok in this case.
Powercreep makes old cards obsolete, which translate to people needing to acquire new cards (which equals more sales). Although powercreep is hated by players, it's a good marketing strategy for The Company.
I think it's fair to compare GX to the new ex and finally aknowledge the power creep.
Magnezone ex is a 2-prizer stage 2. It has 330hp.
Metagross GX was a 2-prizer stage 2. It had 250hp.
That's 80hp difference, which kinda equals to an extra prize card. 330hp is also the same hp as any 3 prizer...
Thanks. I've read about that theory before, just wanted to know if it was officially confirmed in the game. I just don't see the point. Are we going to have regional + divergent forms from now on? Is this the same principle as parallax forms?
LOVING the art!
The strategy, tho... Hitting 320 every other turn in the best-case scenario is not that good. Your opponent can play Scape Rope, Boss, or even hit for lower numbers to go around the strategy.