Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Lucario from the Plasma Storm Pokemon Card Set. This is the first of two consecutive Lucario cards I'll be reviewing from this set. Lucario is a stage 1, fighting type Pokemon card, with an hp of 90. It has a x2 weakness to psychic type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Lucario does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move this card has is called Kick, this move requires two energy cards, one each of fighting and colorless, and does 30 damage. Lucario's second move is called Mach Cross, this move requires three energy cards, two colorless and one fighting, and does 70 damage.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Lucario is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get one of the two Riolu cards from this set into play (I reviewed both of those cards the past few days) and then evolve Riolu into Lucario. If you read the past couple of reviews you'll know I thought both Riolu cards from this set were good, the first Riolu card from the set is quicker so I would recommend using it as a starter Pokemon, but if you would like to keep Riolu on the bench and evolve it into Lucario there, the second Riolu card from this set would work just as well. Like I mentioned earlier, there are two Lucario cards in this set, in tomorrow's review I will compare both Lucario cards from this set. So whichever Riolu card you decide to use, when you have at least two energy cards on it, evolve it into Lucario, that way you can use Kick right away, but you'll want to get three energy cards on Lucario as soon as possible so you can use Mach Cross every turn. If I were to use the Riolu card numbered 75/135 I would use a 3-2 line, if I were to use the Riolu card numbered 76/135 I would use a 2-2 line in a fighting type deck.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is an above average stage 1 Pokemon card and a great Pokemon family to use in a fighting type deck. I like that this card has a decent hp, low retreat cost, and two above average moves. I like that both of Lucario's moves attack every turn guaranteed and that the max amount of energy cards you need to attach to Lucario is three. Overall, I would give the Riolu cards and this Lucario card from the Plasma Storm set a 4 out of 5 rating.
Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Lucario from the Plasma Storm set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of the second Lucario card which is from this same set. Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!
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In one of the deck videos I posted on YouTube, Lucario and Lucario Lv. X were in the deck, what was the main Pokemon in that deck I showed?
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