Monday, April 22, 2013

Ludicolo -- Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Review

Ludicolo Plasma Storm Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Ludicolo from the Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Set.  Ludicolo is a stage 2, water type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a three colorless energy card retreat cost.  Ludicolo's Ability is called Rain Dish, this allows you to heal 20 damage between turns from Ludicolo if you'd like.  Besides the Ability, Ludicolo just has one move called Groovy Dance, this move requires three energy cards, two water and one colorless, and does 70 damage, besides doing the damage, if you choose to discard an energy card attached to Ludicolo the defending Pokemon becomes confused.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Ludicolo is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Lotad into play and then evolve it into Lombre before you can evolve Lombre into Ludicolo, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last couple of days.  Both of these Pokemon require a good amount of energy to attack, so ideally you'd like to set this line up on the bench, but chances are if you moved Lotad or Lombre into the active Pokemon spot, when you evolve them into Ludicolo you'll have the needed amount of energy cards needed to use Groovy Dance right away.  Plus, if you had to use Ludicolo's pre-evolutions in the active Pokemon spot, you can heal some of that damage by using Ludicolo's Ability between turns.  As far as attacking, because Ludicolo only has one move you'll have no choice but to use Groovy Dance every turn, if you don't want to put more than three energy cards I would only recommend confusing the defending Pokemon if they would be able to knock Ludicolo out in one turn if they attacked.  So I would recommend using this line of Pokemon in a water type deck, I think Lotad and Ludicolo are average to above average Pokemon while Lombre is below average, so I would suggest using a 2-2-1 line of this family in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average stage 2 Pokemon card. The only below average item on this card is its retreat cost, which is high, other than that, Ludicolo's base hp is somewhat low, but its Ability can make up for that, and I really like that Ludicolo's only move does above average damage every turn, plus can inflict special conditions.  Overall, I would give this Pokemon family a 3 out of 5 rating, it is average to slightly above average overall.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Ludicolo from the Plasma Storm set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Carvanha which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

Free Pokemon TCG Online Code Cards:
Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
What two things does Ludicolo seem to be a mixture of?
Please respond by including your YouTube username and link to your YouTube channel.  If the question is quite tough, the first correct comment will win, otherwise I'll use a random number generator to choose a winner.

33 comments:

ulisses said...
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ulisses said...

Ludicolo seems to be a mixture of a pineapple and a duck.

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Rami Toma said...

duck and pinaple
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Ondra Kaše said...

Ludicolo is a mixture of a pineapple and a duck (or possibly a platypus)

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http://www.youtube.com/user/KaseO2

Arjen said...

a mixture of pineapple and duck possibly a platypus..

Arjen said...

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Azek said...

He is a mixture of duck and pineapple
Azek

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zkranc said...

Ludicolo seems to be a mixture of a pineapple and a duck.

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James Herider said...

Seems to be a mixture of a duck and a pineapple.

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BadgerNappa said...

duck and pinaple
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Amirul Yew said...

a mixture of a pineapple and a duck

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Nazmus Sakib said...

Ludicolo is mixture of a pineapple and a duck

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RakunZZa said...

A pineapple and a duck!

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Daniel Fermo de Oliveira said...

A pineapple and a duck

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Danilo masp said...

pineapple and duck


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Sean Ng said...

a pineapple and a duck, or a platypus and a pineapple

james gordon said...

pineapple and duck




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timihari said...

A pineapple and a duck.

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koizo92 said...

He is a mixture of duck and pineapple


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Kraigen said...

Is a mixture of a pinneaple and a duck

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Simon Perovnik said...

A pineapple and a duck!

TheGumpec

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Justin McClarran said...

A pineapple and a duck.

Justin McClarran

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Toosiek said...

its PLATYPUS AND PINEAPPLE ( not duck)

Hata said...

a duck and a pineapple

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upgrade008 said...

A pineapple and a duck.

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Y mismagius said...

ludicolo is a mixture of a duck and a pineaple !! hope I win cause this is the first time I answer !! :P

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Gustavo said...

The crazy thing looks like a pineapple with a duck. (Wearing that sombrero) http://www.youtube.com/user/inferno7453

Ph Oliveira said...

a crazy mixture of duck and a pinaple

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youtube http://www.youtube.com/user/Pedrin136

Nigel Thornberry said...

Ducky and pineapples!

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Alan Knight said...

I feel as though Ludicolo could quite possibly be, the mixture of an awkward platypus, and perhaps a confused Mexican melon? We will never know what was going on with that platypus's mind that night he fell in love with the melon...

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Kpwbo said...

Ludicolo seems to be a mixture of a pineapple and a duck.

kpwbo

http://www.youtube.com/user/kpwbo

Gabriel Fukase said...

A pineapple and a duck.

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PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Ulisses for winning!