Sunday, April 1, 2012

Luxio #45/99 -- Next Destinies Pokemon Card Review

Luxio #45/99 Next Destinies Pokemon CardPokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Luxio from the Next Destinies set. This is the second of two consecutive card reviews I'll be doing on Luxio. This is a stage 1, electric type Pokemon card with an hp of 80. It evolves from Shinx and into Luxray, I've already reviewed Luxray from this set in a blog post. Luxio has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a free retreat cost. Luxio doesn't have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move is called Quick Turn and for one electric energy card it does 20 damage times the number of heads you get one you flip two coins. Luxio's second move is called Bite and for two colorless energy cards it does 30 damage.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since this is a stage 1 card, you'll want to eventually evolve Luxio into Luxray which has quite a bit more hp and better moves, however for the time being, when you get Luxio into play you have the choice of either using Quick Turn or Bite, I would recommend Bite over Quick Turn because Bite is guaranteed to do 30 damage whereas Quick Turn may end up doing no damage. This is another weak Luxio card so I would recommend keeping this card on your bench until you can evolve it into Luxray. One thing that is nice about this card however is that if you are forced to put it into the active Pokemon spot you can retreat it for free once you get a better Pokemon on your bench.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating. I am pretty disappointed in both Luxio cards from this set, both are very weak, have low hp and really can't do much, they are basically filler cards for Luxray. If I were to choose one card of the two Luxio cards, I would choose yesterday's card just because it has the possibility to do more damage.

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

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