Monday, February 14, 2011

Pokemon Card of the Day: Lucario (Call of Legends)

Today's Pokemon Card of the Day is Lucario from the Call of Legends set. This is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon, with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Lucario doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have two moves, the first move requires two colorless energy cards and does 30 damage plus 20 more damage for each of your Pokemon in the Lost Zone and this move is called Dimension Sphere. Lucario's second move is called Sky Uppercut and for 3 energy cards, 2 fighting and one colorless, Lucario does 70 damage and this move isn't affected by resistance so it will always do at least 70 damage. As far as strategy I would mainly use Sky Uppercut but who knows, depending on your opponent's strategy Dimension Sphere might be quite effective and powerful and if you opponent does depend on the Lost Zone this card may prevent them from moving too many of your Pokemon to the Lost Zone if Lucario can take advantage of it. I would rate this card a 4 out of 5 because it has average hp for a stage 1 card, it has a very low retreat cost, and does 70 damage and can knock out most Pokemon in two turns, the only bad thing about this card is that it only has 90 hp so it won't last too long but you can just easily retreat it if you want to. So thanks for reading today's review of Lucario from the Call of Legends set, stay tuned for tomorrow's review of Lugia from the same set.


Dau said...

Pretty nice card. Keep them coming

Nintendan said...

If you are going to build a deck based around this card, use Double Colourless Energy from HGSS and Absol or Mew Prime, both from Triumphant.
With Absol, you are doing an fantastic 70 damage early game. That can one hit KO almost any basic Pokémon. You'll be able to knockout your opponents Pokémon before they evolve with this attack. Also, you put a Pokémon into the Lost Zone. While this might seem bad, Lucaro makes it great! But, you might not have one in your hand. To solve this, I would use 3 or 4 Pokemon Collector from HGSS or even Professor Elm's Training Method. When you can do 90 damage with Lucario (3 Pokémon in the Lost Zone), retreat your Absol and attach Double Colourless Energy (or 2 energy) and use Dimension Sphere for a consistent 90+ damage.

Ryan said...

The best way to build a deck around this is to use either Mew Prime or Absol Prime to get Lucario into the lost zone. That's an immediate 50 damage using Mew's poke-power that utilizes the attacks of pokemon in the lost zone... I average 3 pokemon in the lost zone before I lose my first Absol, so that's a Mew coming in doing 90 with only two energy.