Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Luxray from the Arceus set. This is a stage 2, electric type Pokemon card, with an hp of 120. It has a +30 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a free retreat cost. Luxray doesn't have a Poke-Power or Poke-Body but it does have two moves, the first move is called Flash and for one electric energy card, Luxray does 30 damage. Plus your opponent has to flip a coin the next turn after Flash is used, if they get a tails your opponent can't attack Luxray that turn. Luxray's second move is called Gadget Bolt which does 60 damage for 3 energy cards, two colorless and one electric. If you have a Pokemon Tool attached to Luxray this move does 100 damage instead of 60 damage that turn, however after doing 100 damage you have to remove the Pokemon tool from Luxray.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, I would recommend getting this card set up on your bench, that way you can do Gadget Bolt one turn, hopefully 100 damage, and then retreat Luxray the next turn. I would just move Luxray into play every time a Pokemon needs to be knocked out. Other than that, if you're going for more of a defensive approach you could try and use Flash every turn and prevent damage on Luxray and at the same time set up the other cards on your bench.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. This card is pretty average. It does have a free retreat cost and can prevent the opponent from doing any damage to Luxray but for a stage 2 Pokemon card this card isn't that great. For the amount of time it will take to get Luxray into play this card should be able to do more than 60 damage for three energy cards if it is to be considered above average.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Luxray from the Arceus set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Mothim from the Arceus set.