Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Luxio from the Flashfire Pokemon Card set. Luxio is a stage 1, lightning type Pokemon card, with an hp of 80. It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Luxio does not have an Ability but it does have two moves. The first move that this card has is called Bite, for only one lightning energy card this move does 20 damage. Luxio's second move is called Electricounter, for three energy cards, two lightning and one colorless, this move does 40 damage times the number of prize cards your opponent has taken.
Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Luxio is a stage 1 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Shinx into play (I reviewed Shinx from this set yesterday) and then evolve Shinx into Luxio. Luxio does have a stage 2 evolution in Luxray that you'll probably want to use with this Pokemon line but since I haven't reviewed that card yet, the strategy below will act like Luxio is the final evolution in this line. So if you read yesterday's review of Shinx, you'll know that I thought that card was an average Basic Pokemon card that could be used on its own but probably would be better utilized if it were used with its evolutions. That Shinx card had an average hp and two moves, one of which did 30 damage for two energy cards, which is a pretty decent move. So knowing this about Shinx and reading about Luxio in the overview section of this post, I would definitely recommend using at least a 1-1 line of Shinx and Luxio if you're building a lightning type deck. I would try and get Shinx into the active Pokemon spot to start the game, be able to do 30 damage a turn a few turns, then retreat it, evolve it into Luxio on the bench, put three energy cards on it, and wait until your opponent has taken some prize cards to put it back into the active Pokemon spot, then you could use Electricounter and do 120+ damage a turn.
Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating. In my opinion this is an average Stage 1 Pokemon card from the Flashfire set. I actually like both of Luxio's two moves quite a bit and the fact it has a low retreat cost, but Luxio does have a lower hp, so if you wait towards the end of the game to put Luxio into the active Pokemon spot like I suggested and used Electricounter, you may end up getting Luxio knocked out faster than you'd like. But overall, I think the line of Shinx and Luxio is pretty good from the Flashfire set, individually I gave both cards 3 out of 5 ratings and I would give that to these cards combined too.
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