I like Pokemon more than you! :p
The mechanic with the ditto is so interesting, I don’t think they’ve made many interactive cards before. I’m excited to see how they pull that off!
Fun fact: these special sets are designed for collectors. To go into it complaining about playability doesn’t make sense. These set are never and will never be designed for anything more than going in a binder. If a card miraculously does turn out to be playable then nice, that’s a bonus. But it’s just not worth getting upset about or over analysingMelmetal VMAX - Sucks that we are losing Metal Saucer. Sidenote, this is basically Grimmsnarl VMAX, which it doesn't saw play. So why do we expect to see play, in which the previous one don't seem success at all? Even worse with all the rotation stuff going on. 3/4
Ditto - Ditto V is rotate, this is basically the weaker version of it, only for non-Rule Box ones. Would it be nice to be used on Vs for better prize trade? 3
Articuno/Zapdos/Moltres - good luck finding a bench and deck space for it, and 4-of is too unrealistic. Extra dmg can hit you real numbers. 4/4/4
Bidoof/Bibarel - alright, anti-mill (if someone plays it.) 2/3
And Why would You use Dialga VStar when you could use a good VSTAR-Those are really cool abilities on the legendary birds, and they stack!
-Melmetal VMAX is "Why use this over?" Dialga VStar
-Holy hell that Ditto is insane! Just off the top of my head it can copy Mad Party from Bunnelby and the upcoming Spiritomb's Soul Chain.
You're not wrong, but it least it can actually win games and be fun in Standard while Saucer is in rotation, and in Expanded it can be absolutely bonkers with Dialga GX. This Melmetal just does more damage at 4-5 energy and has 50 more HP, but Dialga has no damage cap, only gives 2 prizes, and has an absolutely insane Vstar power.And Why would You use Dialga VStar when you could use a good VSTAR
We still technically have them in Standard too through abilities, such as on Darkness Ablaze Blaziken and Fusion Strike Hoopa V.Artwork on the Legendary Birds is amazing, especially the Articuno.
Also, their ability would be fun if TPC starts introducing dual types. Seems like all other TCG's have this now as well, so why not.
EDIT: Nvm, during EX era we had this as well. Time to bring it back!