Thursday, October 14, 2010

Pokemon Card of the Day: Lumineon (Stormfront)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Lumineon from the Stormfront set, this is a stage 1, water type Pokemon card with an hp of 80. It has a +20 weakness to electric type Pokemon, and no resistance type or retreat cost. Lumineon's Poke-Power is called Fin Luster which lets you look at your opponent's hand, only if Lumineon is your active Pokemon, move one of their basic Pokemon from their hand to their bench and then move it into their active Pokemon spot. Lumineon also has two moves to go along with its Poke-Power, the first move is called Quick Swim and this move does 20 damage to one of your opponent's Pokemon for no energy. Its second move is called Elegant Swim and this move does 30 damage for only one water energy card and if you get a heads when you flip a coin it also prevents all effects of an attack done to Lumineon during your opponent's next turn. So as far as strategy goes I could see this card as a card to stall time, that is set up your benched Pokemon while having Lumineon in play, since you can switch the defending Pokemon with a really weak Pokemon using Lumineon's Poke-Power and then you only have to have one energy card to use Elegant Swim and then you have a 50/50 chance of not being able to be attacked the next turn. So the only thing I would use this card for would be to set up my benched Pokemon, and with only 80 hp you might not be able to set up much but it seems to me that Lumineon's moves and power only imply that that's what you should do with it. I would give this card a 3 out of 5 because it is an average card for a stage 1 Pokemon, it can definitely prevent some major damage from being done but it definitely can't do that for long, I like that it can do damage with little or no energy but it can't do too much. So thanks for reading today's review of Lumineon from Stormfront stay tuned for tomorrow's review of a Platinum card.

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