Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Lucario from the Next Destinies set. This is a Stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 100. It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Lucario's Ability is called Reflexive Retaliation and says that whenever Lucario is your active Pokemon and is damaged by an attack, put two damage counters on that attacking Pokemon. Lucario's only move is called Aura Sphere which takes two fighting energy cards and does 50 damage plus 20 more damage to one of your opponent's benched Pokemon.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, this is a great all around Pokemon to put in a fighting type deck. As soon as you get two fighting energy cards on Lucario I would put it in the active Pokemon spot and use Aura Sphere turn after turn, but I will retreat Lucario when it is close to feinting because it is important to do the 20 damage every turn to the defending Pokemon when Lucario is attacked. I would probably have a 3-2 line of Lucario and Riolu in my fighting type deck that also includes some Pokemon that does some spread damage like Lucario does.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating. Both Lucario's Ability and only move are both great so I'm giving this card an above average rating of a 4 out of 5. I think this card should be in any fighting type deck, this card can provide your team with great attacking Ability and it may prevent your opponent from attacking with Lucario's Ability.
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So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Lucario from the Next Destinies set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Weavile from the same set.