Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Luxray -- Flashfire Pokemon Card Review

Luxray Flashfire Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Luxray from the Flashfire Pokemon Card Set.  Luxray is a stage 2, lightning type Pokemon card, with an hp of 140.  It has a x2 weakness to fighting type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to metal type Pokemon, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Luxray does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Fang Snipe, for two energy cards, one each of colorless and lightning, this move does 40 damage, plus it makes your opponent reveal their hand, and discard a trainer card if they have one in their hand.  Luxray's second move is called Wild Charge, this move requires three energy cards, two lightning and one colorless, and does 120 damage, however after using this move, Luxray does 30 damage to itself.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Luxray is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Shinx into play and then evolve it into Luxio before you can evolve Luxio into Luxray, both of those Pokemon are from this set and I've reviewed both of them the last couple of days.  Both of those Pokemon cards are average cards in the TCG, so both could be used without Luxray, but it is always better to use an entire family when building a deck.  I would definitely consider using this Pokemon family deck in a lightning type deck, and could foresee using a 2-2-1 or 2-2-2 line of Shinx, Luxio, and Luxray.  Like I talked yesterday about Luxio, I would try and get Shinx into play to start the game so you can do 30 damage a turn early on, then evolve one into Luxio while in the active Pokemon spot and then into Luxray, that way you could use Wild Charge every turn.  The other set of Shinx and Luxio I would keep on the bench and then later in the game I would use Luxio's Electricounter move to do big time damagae, then if you put 2 Luxray cards into your deck, after Luxio gets close to getting knocked out, I would move Luxray into the active Pokemon spot and use Wild Charge as many times as possible.  One thing to note with this Luxray card is that it does a lot of damage to itself so you'll have to make sure to have plenty of Potion trainer cards in your deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Flashfire set.  This card is very solid overall but it just isn't anything spectacular.  I like that Luxray has a low retreat cost and two good moves, however even though Wild Charge can do 120 damage a turn, with only 140 hp on Luxray and Luxray doing 30 damage to itself each turn, Luxray won't be able to last as long as you'd think in the active Pokemon spot.  So overall, I do like this Pokemon family from the Flashfire set, I gave each Pokemon in the line a 3 out of 5 rating, and that is what I would give all three cards combined.  So if you're building a lightning type deck and need a solid, supporting type, Pokemon family, this family could work well for you.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Luxray from the Flashfire set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Magnezone EX Full Art, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
True or False?  At one time, Luxray GL Lv. X was one of my most wanted cards.
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.

24 comments:

Klepto manicc said...

true

klepto manicc

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCalpxiOzTnNClToBhI2YFOw/feed

Satyam Kapoor said...

yes it was one of most wanted cards so the state is true

Username: TheSatyam50
channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheSatyam50/feed

teng jinchung said...

true

teng jinchung
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Cabal said...

False. At one time, Luxray GL Lv. X was not one of your most wanted cards.

cabalw

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

Super Dodo said...

I am pretty sure that is false.

Channel Name: Dodo's Gaming

Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDs9ns18Uq0LqAuBGm2xCDg

Primož Može said...

False!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEndwTTyOg8qppGA5mMXHew

Lucas Pigeon said...

I would have to say true.

Lucas Pigeon

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Jacob Lin said...


true I think
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theawesomeitself said...

true you wanted luxray gl Lvl.X from rising rivals set

channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/theawesomeitself

Edge Unchained said...

True it was one time luxray was wanted https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSe585Zw5Z5lGRwo58n1OVg

gonçalo Alves said...

true

Gonçalo alves


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Myles MacLastname said...

True

Username: CoolBuff

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StylishBlaziken Playaah said...

I gotta say true, I saw jwittz freaking out for it one time

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Mortikiy said...

True


Thelaserblades


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Tyler Newell said...

true

Scott Muldoon said...

True.

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Austin Fritz said...

true

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Johnny Tuzzoli said...

TRUE

thaevilgenius

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Ivo K. said...

True.

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Joonas Hiltunen said...

False

JH95

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PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to theawesomeitself for winning!

theawesomeitself said...

thank you!

Martin Sanchez said...

True!

gerardo tristan said...

5 out of 5 for this pkmn, his attacks are amazing and so his retreat cost