Friday, February 24, 2012

Luxray -- Next Destinies Set Pokemon Card Review

Luxray Next Destinies Pokemon CardPokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Luxray from the Next Destinies set. This is a stage 2, electric type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Luxray doesn't have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Flash Impact which takes one electric energy card and does 60 damage, however this move does 20 damage to one of your Pokemon. Luxray's second move is called Crunch which takes three energy cards, two electric and one colorless, and does 80 damage, and if you get a heads when you flip a coin, you may discard an energy card from the defending Pokemon.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, this is a fairly fast Stage 2 Pokemon card, so if you can quickly get Luxray into play you can do 60 damage for only one energy card. I would suggest setting up Luxray on your bench and then putting it in when you can use Crunch every turn, and with some luck, you may discard some energy cards from the defending Pokemon and they might not be able to attack you every turn. Luxray's retreat cost is low, so if you get in trouble you can easily retreat it.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. Overall Luxray is pretty good, with a good hp, and a move that does 80 damage every turn. I really don't like Flash Impact as a move, for one, if you're going to use a Stage 2 Pokemon, more than likely you'll have a ton of energy cards attached to it by the time you get it into play, and secondly, I don't think you should have to do damage to your own Pokemon to do only 60 damage.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Luxray from the Next Destinies set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Zebstrika from the same set.


victini3000 said...

Luxray is good if you have regigigus EX and/of zekrom with outrage ! just give the damage from flash cannon to zek or regi EX!

Aria Meloetta said...

If you also have a bouffalant with the thick skin thing attach the damage to him because it won't hurt him.